Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini confirms huge Vincent Kompany setback


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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has been ruled out of the Champions League quarter-final second-leg visit of Paris Saint-Germain to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday because of a groin injury.

“He is not 100%. It is not possible,” manager Manuel Pellegrini told a news conference on Monday, revealing the Belgium international had not fully recovered from the injury he picked up in the second leg of the previous round against Dynamo Kiev.

Pellegrini added England international Raheem Sterling will join Kompany on the sidelines but defender Nicolas Otamendi is available despite twisting his ankle against West Brom.

The Premier League giants secured a 2-2 draw against the recently-crowned Ligue 1 champions in the first leg in Paris, but Pellegrini warned the tie was far from over.

The outgoing Chilean manager said: “The most important aspect of this team is to score. Do we think we need to draw 0-0? That’s not the way we normally play.

“I don’t think one of the team is favourites. We went there to try and win the game and tomorrow we’ll do exactly the same.

“The important thing is to focus on getting to semi. After that you look at your opponent. We must play with the same trust.”

City are bidding to reach the semi-finals of Europe’s premier club competition for the first time in their history and they are on offer at 2.70 in the 90 minutes betting, while Laurent Blanc’s men are available at 2.50 and the draw is priced at 3.60.

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