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Manchester City head to Real Madrid today for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final tie, and could have Kyle Walker back in their starting line-up.
The experienced right-back has been sidelined since suffering an ankle injury in the last-eight goalless draw with Atletico last month, missing each of the last five matches across all competitions.
But Walker could now play some part in the decisive return fixture against Real at the Bernabeu, having resumed training the day before the game. Manager Pep Guardiola says he will make a late decision on his fitness.
“Kyle trained today and he will travel,” Guardiola said on Tuesday. “[On Wednesday] we will decide - he is three weeks without training but we are happy he is back.”
City’s full-back options suddenly look a lot healthier, with Joao Cancelo also back in contention after being suspended for the seven-goal classic at the Etihad last week for picking up his third booking of the competition against Atletico.
Real Madrid ?Starting XI: Courtois Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Mendy, Casemiro, Modric, Kroos, Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius
Subs: Lunin, Fuidias, Alaba, Vallejo, Asensio, Marcelo, Jovic, Vazquez, Ceballos, Rodrygo, Mariano, Camavinga,
Manchester City starting XI (TBC): Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Mahrez, Foden, Gabriel Jesus.
Wednesday 8pm BST, BT Sport
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA)
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