Manchester City star misses Champions League clash with Sevilla

Manchester City striker Erling Haaland will miss his team’s UEFA Champions League match against Sevilla on Wednesday, November 2.

Cityzens will host Spain’s outfit at the Etihad in their final European group stage encounter of the season. According to BBC journalist Simon Stone, Man City coach Pep Guardiola provided the update on Tuesday (November 1). Stone tweeted:

Pep Guardiola confirms Erling Haaland will be absent @City man game tomorrow. “

Pep Guardiola confirms Erling Haaland will be absent @City man game tomorrow.

Official Manchester City Twitter page added more quotes from Guardiola in one parcel which reads:

“He (Haaland) feels better than on Saturday and Sunday. But it’s not 100%, we don’t want to risk it, it’s pointless. Hopefully he’ll be back for Fulham.”

PEP 💬 He (Haaland) feels better than Saturday and Sunday. But not 100%, we don’t want to risk it, it’s pointless. Hopefully, he will return for Fulham. #City man

It is worth noting that Man City’s match against Sevilla was a deadly one. The home team took the top spot of Group G with 11 points after five matches. Meanwhile, the Andalusian team will finish in third place and enter the UEFA Europa League.

Haaland was substituted at half-time in City’s final Champions League game, a 0-0 draw against Borussia Dortmund. The Norwegian did not even come off the bench in the 1-0 win over Leicester City in the Premier League over the weekend.

Since arriving in the summer, the striker has been in incredible form. In 15 matches in all competitions, Haaland has scored 22 goals and provided three assists. He scored a brace in the reverse fixture between Manchester City and Sevilla in September as Guardiola’s men won 4-0.

Who can replace Erling Haaland for Manchester City against Sevilla?

Won their victory UEFA Champions League Coporation, group, City of Manchester could make a few changes against Sevilla to keep their players fresh.

Erling HaalandAn injury absence could mean a second straight game for Julian Alvarez’s side. Alvarez played 77 minutes against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium before being replaced by Phil Foden.

The Argentine striker has made 15 appearances in all competitions for Man City this season, but has only started five times. He has scored three goals, most recently in the 5-0 Champions League defeat of FC Copenhagen in October.

ALVAREZ 💬 The best players in the world participate in this competition. I’ve always wanted to be here. I am happy to learn and give my best, helping people wherever they are.#City man

After the match against Sevilla, Manchester City will take on Fulham at the Etihad in the Premier League on Saturday, November 5. The Cottagers are currently seventh in the league standings with 19 points from seven games and are just behind. Newcastle United five points in fourth place.

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