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Pep Guardiola Says Erling Haaland Will Miss Sevilla Game

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said that Erling Haaland will miss City’s final Champions League Group Stage match against Sevilla. 

Haaland was replaced at half-time last week in a goalless draw against his former club Borussia Dortmund as he had a fever and a knock to his foot.

The former Dortmund striker has scored a record-breaking 22 goals in his first 15 appearances for City.

He was ruled out of last weekend’s league win at Leicester City, and Pep confirmed that he will be absent against Sevilla on Wednesday night in the Champions League, but the Spaniard is optimistic that Haaland could return against Fulham at the weekend.

“For tomorrow he (Haaland) is not available.

“He feels better. Comparing to Saturday, Sunday, Monday, every day he feels better.

“He’s still not 100%, we don’t want to take a risk. Hopefully we have him against Fulham.”

This midweek fixture allows for Guardiola to rest some key players, so City could throw some youngsters into the action with the Citizens already through to the knockout stages.

“I will have to see from the training sessions, but of course there are four days, the recovery time is different to three.

“But of course the players who don’t play as regularly are going to play, for sure.”

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