Man City suffer setback ahead of UCL second leg clash with Real Madrid

  According to Manchester Evening News, Manchester City is facing an injury challenge as they prepare for the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal against Real Madrid. The fitness of Phil Foden is a major concern.

Foden, who demonstrated his talent with a spectacular goal in the first leg, hurt himself towards the match's end, casting doubt on his availability for future matches. Foden took a hit to the leg during the thrilling match at the Bernabeu and had to get medical help right there on the pitch. His participation in the following matches is in question, as he was substituted due to the discomfort, even if he managed to continue for a limited duration.

After seeing the gravity of the situation, Pep Guardiola made a tactical substitute, bringing on Julian Alvarez to replace the injured Foden. Even though he tried to leave the pitch, Foden showed obvious symptoms of pain as he hobbled to the sidelines, wincing and hobbling. Foden characterised the problem as a "dead leg" and voiced optimism over his recovery after the match. Guardiola played up Foden's unwillingness to leave the pitch by calling it a knock.

Not only is Foden an injury worry for Manchester City, but Kevin De Bruyne and other important players are out with illnesses as well. Despite suffering losses due to De Bruyne's absence, injuries to Nathan Ake and Kyle Walker, and the fact that Ruben Dias is available, City can take comfort in the fact that Dias avoided suspension in the first leg by avoiding bookings.

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