Defending champion Manchester City will qualify for the Champions League knockout rounds with two video games to spare with victory over Young Boys on Tuesday however it might need to do it with out Erling Haaland.
The Norwegian objective machine twisted his ankle through the 6-1 hammering of Bournemouth within the Premier League and is a doubt for the conflict with the Swiss membership in Group G.
A draw would additionally doubtless be sufficient for City to ensure a top-two spot, however Guardiola is unlikely to tinker an excessive amount of along with his workforce till high spot is assured.
ALSO READ: Colombia’s ELN says launch of Luis Diaz’s father delayed by army exercise
He may choose to spare Haaland although, particularly with a visit to Chelsea within the Premier League on Sunday.
“He trains this afternoon, so I don’t know. We’ll speak with the doctors,” Guardiola informed reporters. “Yesterday, he told me he feels much better, but I don’t know.
“I will listen to him if he says I am ready and I don’t have pain. I will consider letting him play. [From] Tuesday to Sunday, there are a lot of games to come.
“Right now, if Erling isn’t ready, Julian (Alvarez) will play there.”
Should City keep away from a slip-up towards Young Boys, who it beat 3-1 away final month, it is going to imply Guardiola has gone 17 matches unbeaten within the Champions League, breaking his streak at Barcelona between 2011 and 2012.
Only Manchester United has ever had an extended run with out defeat amongst English groups in European Cup/Champions League historical past once they went 25 unbeaten from 2007 to 2009.
ALSO READ: Borussia Dortmund retains bringing out the perfect in Bayern Munich in Bundesliga
Asked about his aspect’s consistency, he stated: “Incredible. Tomorrow, we will try to finish and qualify for February and the next stage. We will try to finish first.
“That definitively is better.”
City has a most of 9 factors, with its solely critical rival within the group being RB Leipzig on six. Leipzig performs Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday.