Will Erling Haaland play for Man City vs Sevilla? What Pep Guardiola has said ahead of Champions League clash

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Manchester City remain two points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal after their win over Leicester City

Erling Haaland has been a revelation since joining Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund in the summer. The striker has scored an impressive 22 goals in only 16 matches this season.

While they certainly haven’t struggled without Haaland, the two matches without the Norwegian have seen City score only once. While Pep Guardiola’s team claimed a win over Leicester at the weekend, Kevin De Bruyne’s free-kick proved to be the only difference at the King Power Stadium.

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Haaland’s previous injury woes were a worry for City fans and they have now had their first taste of it as he sat out of the clash with the Foxes due to a foot injury he picked up against Borussia Dortmund last week. The defending Premier League champions will since have been concerned that Haaland could miss out against Sevilla and potentially their weekend fixture against Fulham.

Guardiola has provided an update on Haaland’s injury ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Sevilla. Here is what the ex-Barcelona boss has said...

What has Pep Guardiola said?

Following City’s win over Leicester, Guardiola spoke to BBC Sport on Haaland. He said: “He has ligament damage. He feels better, we have one more week. He won’t play against Sevilla because we’ve already qualified and hopefully against Fulham he can help us. If not he might play against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.”

Man City will host Chelsea in the Carabao Cup third round next Wednesday (November 9). It is one of four successive home matches.

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What is Erling Haaland’s injury record?

When Haaland joined City, the fans’ only concern was his previous injury record that he had struggled with in Dortmund. Despite becoming one of the world’s best forwards during his time in Germany, Haaland missed around 150 days with injury across three seasons.

The former RB Salzburg ace suffered three injuries last season alone, including over a month on the sidelines with a muscular problem earlier this year.

How have Man City fared in the Champions League this season?

Man City have comfortably qualified for the next round of the Champions League with a game to spare. They sit at the top of Group G with eleven points and have already confirmed themselves as winners of the group.

Guardiola’s side won their first three group matches comfortably, however have failed to score in their previous two as they played out 0-0 stalemates against Copenhagen and Dortmund.

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Elsewhere, Liverpool and Chelsea have also progressed past the group stages, with the latter already confirming top spot while the Reds would need a huge win over Napoli to do the same. Tottenham currently hold first place in a tight Group D, however they are only two points above bottom place Marseille, who they will face tomorrow night.

Arsenal and Manchester United have both already confirmed their a top two position in their respective Europa League groups and will be hopeful of finishing top later this week, while West Ham have comfortably won their group in the Europa Conference League after coming out victorious in all five of their matches so far.

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