LYON – Manchester City will be without the injured Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Guendogan for their Champions League Group F visit to Olympique Lyonnais on Tuesday.
The trio were all missing from the 19-man squad which made the trip to France, and manager Pep Guardiola told a pre-match news conference they did not travel due to fitness issues.
“Bernardo Silva is in the last step before being fit. Gabriel Jesus had had a muscular problem in training, but isn’t ready. Ilkay Gundogan had a problem in his feet,” the Spaniard was quoted as saying on the club’s website on Monday.
“I prefer to have all the squad to choose (from), but it is what it is. We have to adapt with the guys that are here, and will try to do a good job and the others who aren’t here will do their best to recover.”
Group leaders City, who lost 2-1 at home to Lyon in their opening game, will qualify for the last 16 with a draw and will clinch top spot with a win at the Stade de Lyon.