Manchester City is in danger of being in a dangerous situation for the rest of the season. In connection with the condition of one of the mainstay center backs, Aymeric Laporte. The Frenchman was reportedly injured again in the match against Real Madrid yesterday.
Thursday morning WIB (28/02), Manchester City travel to the Santiago Bernabeu to face host Real Madrid. In the match titled the first leg of the last 16 of the Champions League, Zinedine Zidane’s troops went ahead thanks to Isco’s goal.
The Pep Guardiola Landing Team seemed unyielding, and sure enough in the last 15 minutes of the match they were able to change positions. Two goals set by Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus sent the Premier League representatives home with very good capital.
That is, their steps to advance to the quarter-finals lighter, because only need a draw when diving second leg at Etihad in March. However, along with these satisfying results, Manchester City was actually hit by less unpleasant news.
Mainstay defender Pep Guardiola, Aymeric Laporte reportedly suffered a knee injury in the middle of the match. This French player was revealed since the first minute, he has just returned from a long injury.
Unfortunately, when the game entered the 60th minute, Laporte groaned in pain and requested treatment from the medical team. As a result, Laporte could not continue the match and he was replaced by Fernandinho.
What is worrying, Laporte was caught on camera crying when pulled out, so he is thought to have a fairly serious injury. Although there has been no official statement from Manchester City until this news was revealed, but it is believed the former Athletic Bilbao suffered a knee injury.
If it is true that the defender has a knee injury, this is clearly a threat and a severe blow to Pep Guardiola’s men. The reason is, they do not have a central defender option, so this can affect their performance until the end of the season.
During Laporte sidelined because of a long injury before, Pep Guardiola fielded Fernandinho as a central defender, even though the Brazilian was a midfielder.
City itself can be said to only hope in the current European Champions League, the article in the League they are already far behind Liverpool.