Manchester City may be without defender Josko Gvardiol and midfielder Mateo Kovacic for their Champions League match against FC Copenhagen, as both were missing from Monday's open training session.
Kovacic was not part of City's squad that won 2-0 against Everton at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, while Gvardiol was an unused substitute. Both players were not part of the group that trained on Monday ahead of Tuesday night's round of 16 clash against the Denmark side.
It's unclear how long both players will be out for, although any injury is a blow to City as they are currently embroiled in a Premier League title fight with Arsenal and Liverpool. Sergio Gomez also looked to be absent from the session.
Man City are favourites to win against FC Copenhagen on Tuesday, despite a goalless draw at the Parken Stadium in the group stage last season. «They had a group against Bayern Munich, against United, against Galatasaray, they go through one of the toughest groups,» said Guardiola.
«We play two years against them and didn’t win there. I still didn’t see them, tomorrow [Sunday] I start to watch it carefully, I will listen to my staff what they saw. From my experience, first leg last 16 always tricky. Always have been difficult and it will be.»
Guardiola hinted he may be forced to rotate his starting XI for the Champions League clash. «A few players didn’t play, maybe we rotate again Tuesday,» said Guardiola.
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