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Aymeric Laporte returns to Manchester City training ahead of Dortmund tie

Aymeric Laporte returns to Man City training ahead of Dortmund tie
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Manchester City are handed an injury boost ahead of their Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund as Aymeric Laporte returns to training.

Manchester City have welcomed Aymeric Laporte back to the training pitches before the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final with Borussia Dortmund.

Pep Guardiola has enjoyed the luxury of a fully-fit squad for several weeks, but Laporte entered the treatment room before Saturday's defeat to Leeds United with a minor hip problem.

However, the France international has since been pictured being put through his paces on the training pitches, so Guardiola is expected to have him available for Wednesday's trip to the Westfalenstadion.

Laporte could therefore replace Nathan Ake in the heart of the Citizens' defence, although Ruben Dias and John Stones are being tipped to start as Laporte works his way back to full fitness.

Sergio Aguero was also ruled out of the defeat to Leeds due to a knock, and the Argentine's condition remains uncertain after he was not pictured in City's Monday training session.

Guardiola's side travel to Dortmund boasting a 2-1 lead from the first leg at the Etihad, during which Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden netted either side of Marco Reus's equaliser last week.

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