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Man City handed fresh Haaland update ahead of Sevilla clash

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The Norwegian star has stayed on the sidelines since picking up an injury last week.

Erling Haaland will not play for Manchester City in their next Champions League match against Sevilla.

Haaland left the pitch after playing the first half of his side’s goalless draw against Borussia Dortmund last Tuesday. The Premier League top scorer stayed out of City’s 1-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola has now confirmed he won’t return to action until next weekend.

“No, tomorrow not available,” the Spaniard replied when asked about Haaland’s possible return against Sevilla.

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“[Haaland] feels better. Comparing to Saturday, Sunday, Monday, every day feels better. Still not 100%, we don’t want to take a risk. Hopefully we have him against Fulham.”

Julian Alvarez played as Haaland’s replacement against Leicester. Having made six starts for the Citizens this season, the Argentine will most likely continue his role against Sevilla.

Speaking about his rivalry with Haaland, Alvarez said ahead of the upcoming game: “It’s a privilege, always great to play alongside the best players in the world.

“He’s important for us, we’re as old as each other but we can both learn from each other. We both want to bring the best for the team.

“We’re very different players but people have to adapt to different play and styles when players line up. I like to occupy different positions. At River there were other players who were goalscorers, I’m used to these situations. I trust my ability and other players trust me as well.”