Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will not be able to play in the Champions League quarter-final 2nd leg match against Paris St-Germain. That is due to an injury that he is suffering from.
The venue of the match is Etihad Stadium on a Tuesday night.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini said: “He is not 100%. It is not possible.”
The 30-year-old defender has not been able to play ever since he incurred a calf injury when they played against Dynamo Kiev to proceed to the last 8.
This season has seen Kompany struggle with cap injury, the latest being his 14th that he has sustained since he joined City in 2008.
The Belgium attended the opening training session by Manchester City but Pellegrini ruled him out during his lunch-time press conference.
The injured list now has only Kompany and Raheem Sterling after David Silva recovered from the ankle injury that made him miss the match against West Bromwich in which City got a 2 – 1 victory.
Defender Nicolas Otamendi was not present at the opening training due to an ankle injury but he will play in the quarter-finals contest in which City hopes to proceed to the semis.
Life without Kompany
Pellegrini boys have lost only 3 times when Kompany was present and in one game of the three, they conceded the winning goal to Juventus after he was substituted.
Without him they seem to be less safer but Otamendi and Eliaquim will have the task of countering any efforts by PSG and its top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Pellegrini said: “With this defence we played a lot of games here in the Premier League and in the Champions League and if we are in this stage it is because we have good defenders
“We are always talking, seeing and working with all the defenders. Maybe they made some mistakes in the last game against PSG but I trust they will play in the level they can do it.”