Man City give latest Sergio Aguero injury update after Barcelona loss

Ruben Cousillas plays down fears about Sergio Agüero's fitness after Manchester City striker suffers injury at Barcelona

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Assistant manager Ruben Cousillas moved to play down fears about Sergio Aguero’s fitness after the striker was substituted at half-time during Manchester City’s defeat at Barcelona.

The Argentina international, who has already spent two lengthy spells on the sidelines this season, was brought off as a “precaution” as the Citizens slumped to a 4-1 aggregate defeat by the La Liga champions.

He felt some muscle pain but it was more a precaution than anything else

Ruben Cousillas

But Cousillas is hopeful that the pain the striker felt is not a serious injury ahead of the crucial Premier League run-in.

“It’s too early to know how long he’ll be out. We don’t think it’s anything serious,” Cousillas said.

“He felt some muscle pain but it was more a precaution than anything else. We’ll do some tests to assess the injury.”

Trailing 2-0 from the first leg, City’s Camp Nou task became harder when Lionel Messi scored from a Cesc Fàbregas pass in the 67th minute, before Pablo Zabaleta was shown a second yellow card for dissent.

Vincent Kompany prodded in from Edin Dzeko’s flick late on but Dani Alves made it 2-1 on the night when he scored from Andres Iniesta’s cross to wrap up an aggregate 4-1 victory and book Barca’s place in the last eight.

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