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Guardiola hopeful of Aguero regaining full fitness for Real Madrid clash

Guardiola hopeful of Aguero regaining full fitness for Real Madrid clash”

They end the campaign against depleted, and already relegated, Norwich City, on Sunday.

City have never lifted the trophy with Pep Guardiola unable to get them past the quarter-final stages.

"They know Real Madrid and they know all the quality they have in all the departments".

The second leg of Manchester City and Real Madrid's Champions League last 16 tie is due to take place at the Etihad on 7 August and that remains the case despite the announcement of new quarantine measures by the United Kingdom government on Saturday.

The match will take place at Man City's Etihad Stadium, as the UEFA Executive Committee ruled that all remaining last-16 ties in Europe's premier club competition - as well as the Europa League - would be played at their original venues if possible.

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City will be confident of progress but face a Real Madrid side in buoyant mood following their title success, the record 13-time winners having won 10 consecutive fixtures before a 2-2 draw with Leganes last weekend.

City play Real in less than two weeks on 7 August and it is understood that the exemption announced by Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, for sports teams and film crews will allow the match to take place at the Etihad as planned.

And whilst he isn't mentioned by name, Guardiola did appear to confirm Sergio Aguero will be fit to face Real.

Aguero has been sidelined since June 22 with a knee injury that required surgery in Barcelona.

"I think against Madrid everyone will be fit". '(Benjamin) Mendy is suspended but the other ones will be fit.



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