Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has been ruled out of his side’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Paris Saint-Germain at the Etihad Stadium.
The Belgium defender, out for the past month with a calf problem, has been involved in training but Tuesday’s game has come around too soon.
Playmaker David Silva (ankle) is fit to return after being rested at the weekend while defender Nicolas Otamendi should overcome a twisted ankle. Raheem Sterling (groin) remains on the sidelines and fellow forward Samir Nasri is ineligible.
“In the squad list for tomorrow, there is no Samir Nasri because he is not eligible and Raheem Sterling continues [to recover from] injury, so he is not in the list,” Pellegrini said at his press conference to preview the game. “And the last one is Vincent Kompany, who is not 100 percent. That is not possible.
“Nico [Otamendi] twisted his ankle in the last game. He has some pain but it is not dangerous. He is OK.
“But of course we are confident because with this defence we played a lot of games here in the Premier League and in the Champions League and, if we are in this stage, it is because we have good defenders.”