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Manchester City striker 50/50 for Madrid tie

 

​Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling is set to miss weeks of action after he suffered a hamstring injury during his side’s 2-0 defeat to Tottenham. However, reports have suggested that the forward is expected to be fit in time to face Real Madrid in the Champions League.

The England international began City’s 2-0 defeat to Spurs, which was the Citizens’ sixth league defeat this campaign. Oleksandr Zinchenko was sent off in the 60th minute and the north London side capitalised, with Steven Bergwijn scoring on his debut before Son Heung-min doubled the hosts’ lead.

During the game, Sterling was booked for a potentially dangerous tackle on Dele Alli, resulting in the ​Tottenham midfielder leaving the field early. However, Sterling himself was later substituted and was seen hobbling off. The citizen are now sweating to get the mercurial winger fit on time before the UCL round of 16 tie against Real Madrid.

However, ​ESPN report that the club are confident they will have him available for the crunch clash despite his injury. ​City travel to the Santiago Bernabeu for the first leg of the tie on 26 February, with the Sun claiming that the player is determined to be fit in time to play.

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