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Man City faces key injury concerns ahead of FA Cup semi-final

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Manchester City is dealing with injury concerns for key players Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne, and Manuel Akanji as the team prepares for its FA Cup semi-final match against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.

The concerns arise after their Champions League quarter-final second leg match against Real Madrid, where all three players were substituted during extra time due to apparent fitness issues.

City manager Pep Guardiola provided insight into the situation, noting that Haaland, De Bruyne, and Akanji requested to be taken off the pitch during the intense match.

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The manager acknowledged the impact of their performances but respected their decisions as they couldn’t continue playing.

The team’s recent loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League adds pressure on the FA Cup semi-final, which takes place just three days later. Despite the setbacks, City is hopeful that the players will recover in time for the Chelsea match, as their participation is crucial for the team’s chances of progressing to the final.

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Kyle Walker’s return from a hamstring injury offers a positive development for the squad, as he played the full 120 minutes against Real Madrid. With the FA Cup and Premier League titles still within reach, a fully fit squad would be a significant advantage for City’s ambitions this season.

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The potential return dates for Haaland, De Bruyne, and Akanji are all set for the semi-final against Chelsea on April 20. City fans and the team will be keeping a close eye on the players’ progress and fitness as they prepare for the critical match.

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