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Guardiola drops Haaland injury update ahead of Champions League game

Erling Haaland at Man City
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The Premier League’s top-scorer came off midway into Manchester City’s last game.

Erling Haaland is a doubt for Manchester City’s Champions League game against BSC Young Boys, according to Pep Guardiola.

Haaland came off at half-time in Saturday’s 6-1 win over Bournemouth. The striker had an ankle injury and could not continue. His withdrawal has sparked concerns over his availability for Tuesday’s match at the Etihad.

“I spoke with the doctor and him. Yesterday he said he felt much better but I don’t know,” Manager Guardiola said at a press conference on Monday.

“Tomorrow I will listen to [the] doctor. If he says he doesn’t have pain, I will consider letting him play. There are lots of days to recover [before we play Chelsea on Sunday].

“Right now, if Erling doesn’t play, Julian [Alvarez] is going to play there.”

Haaland has managed two goals and one assist in three Champions League games this season.

His efforts have helped City go top of Group G, with three wins in three matches. The defending European champions will qualify for the last 16 on Tuesday by beating Young Boys. They defeated the Swiss team 3-1 away a fortnight ago.