Real Madrid are sweating over the health of David Alaba with studies in Spain suggesting the Austria star is not going to play towards Manchester City on Tuesday evening (8pm). Colliding over two legs for a spot within the Champions League last, the Spanish giants are primed and able to jet over to Manchester.
Without a La Liga recreation on the weekend, the runaway leaders had been afforded some additional relaxation time whereas City made mild work of relegation-threatened Watford within the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. It was excellent preparation for the approaching showdown as Gabriel Jesus discovered his capturing boots with 4 targets.
However, if Real are to cease him and the opposite attacking weapons at Pep Guardiola’s disposal, it seems they are going to have to take action with out Alaba. A marquee summer season signing from Bayern Munich, the 29-year-old has been a constant performer on the Santiago Bernabeu alongside common centre-back associate Eder Militao.
The Austrian defender has performed 44 video games in all competitions. The most up-to-date of his appearances got here final Wednesday when he scored towards Osasuna – however was taken off at half-time after selecting up what seemed to be a hamstring harm.
Speaking on the time, Real supervisor Carlo Ancelotti mentioned: “We are optimistic with [David] Alaba. He had a strain, we took him off as a precaution.”
However, whereas the Italian initially downplayed that potential setback, a number of follow-up studies are suggesting he is not going to be match sufficient to face the Premier League champions.