Ferran Torres takes his Champions League chance for Manchester City against Marseille

Tanya Simon
October 28, 2020

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will be out for perhaps as much as a month, coach Pep Guardiola told a press conference in Marseille on Monday.

Marseille are bottom of the table on zero points after their 10th consecutive loss in the competition since two defeats in the quarter-finals against Bayern Munich in 2012 and after six defeats in the group stage in 2013-14, in their last appearance.

GOALS from Ferran Torres, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling ensured Manchester City made it two wins from two following a comfortable victory over Marseille.

Aguero, mai shekara 32 ya buga karawa uku a bana, an kuma fitar da shi a Gasar Premier League a fafatawa da West Ham ranar Asabar.

"It depends on the injury".

City, who relinquished their Premier League title last season to Liverpool, have only won twice in five league games this season. If it is longer it will be three weeks to a month. "Hopefully we are lucky that nothing more happens and we're ready for the next game".

City's problems have been exacerbated by a lengthy injury list which now includes main strikers Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus.

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To compound matters, Fernandinho, Benjamin Mendy and Nathan Ake also miss the behind-closed-doors encounter at the Stade Velodrome, although Aymeric Laporte has travelled and Kevin De Bruyne is back in contention to start.

"You know when you decide to buy a striker they have to be at the level of Aguero and Jesus and we could not afford it".

"We knew he wasn't in the best condition", Guardiola said. But we thought: "OK, Sergio is back". We played a tough game first, now we have the second one.

After opening their latest Champions League challenge with a 3-1 victory over Porto, City will hope to put themselves into an early position of strength in Group C with victory in France.

With De Bruyne running the show in midfield on his first start since returning from injury, City cruised past a largely ineffective Marseille.

"We didn't expect five at the back when we were speaking at the hotel about the match, only when we saw the line-up", he said.

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