Manchester City without Yaya Toure for Real Madrid clash

Date published: Monday 25th April 2016 2:44

Yaya Toure: Suffered injury against Stoke

Yaya Toure has been ruled out of the first leg of Manchester City’s Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid on Tuesday with a thigh injury.

Toure was hurt in Saturday’s 4-0 defeat of Stoke in the Premier League and is also doubtful for Sunday’s trip to Southampton.

Midfielder Samir Nasri is the only other injured player but the Frenchman has not been registered to play in this stage of the competition anyway. Captain Vincent Kompany and forward Kevin De Bruyne return after being rested at the weekend.

Real are bringing all their players to Manchester despite injury concerns.

They are hopeful Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit despite missing Saturday’s 3-2 win over Rayo Vallecano with a thigh injury.

But fellow forward Karim Benzema is a doubt after limping out of the match in the first half.

Man City squad: Hart, Caballero, Zabaleta, Sagna, Kompany, Otamendi, Mangala, Demichelis, Kolarov, Clichy, Fernando, Fernandinho, Delph, De Bruyne, Navas, Sterling, Silva, Aguero, Bony, Iheanacho.

Real Madrid squad: Keylor Navas, Casilla, Pepe, Ramos, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Carvajal, Arbeloa, Danilo, Kroos, James, Bale, Casemiro, Kovacic, Modric, Isco, Ronaldo, Benzema, Vazquez, Jese, Mayoral.

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