Manchester City take on German outfit Schalke on Wednesday evening in the last 16 of the Champions League, with some interesting team news revealed.

Pep Guardiola’s men are still in pursuit of the quadruple, however they head to the VELTINS Arena with some injuries worries.

City defender John Stones has a groin problem, while Gabriel Jesus has injured his hamstring, according to BBC Sport.

With the Manchester City boss blaming these issues on the hectic schedule the club are facing at the moment, supporters will be confident they can still get the job done.

Leroy Sane could line-up against his former club after completing a £37million move to the Etihad from Schalke back in 2016.

Vincent Kompany has returned to training and boarded the flight to Germany, with the club captain an outside chance of featuring.

Kompany last played for City in their 2-1 victory over Liverpool at the start of January, with his fitness key in the final stages of the campaign.

Claudio Bravo and Fabian Delph remain side lined, and while Benjamin Mendy and Eliaquim Mangala are back in training the defensive duo are still short of full fitness.

City are currently top of the Premier League and face a struggling Schalke side who are 14th in the Bundesliga, with many predicting an easy route to the last eight for Guardiola’s men.

The last time the Manchester outfit lost to a German opponent was back in 2014 when they came unstuck against Bayern Munich, who were led by Guardiola on that day.

City will be hoping their current run of seven games without defeat against Bundesliga club’s in the Champions League continues on Wednesday evening, as they aim to book their place in the next round.


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