May 19, 2013
Agüero may feature against Real Madrid, says Mancini
Manchester City forward Sergio Agüero has recovered sufficiently from a knee injury to have a chance of featuring in Tuesday's Champions League Group D opener at Real Madrid, manager Roberto Mancini said on Monday.
The Argentina international was carried off on a stretcher early in the first half of City's 3-2 win against promoted Southampton on the opening day of the Premier League season and has not played since.
After the City squad flew into the Spanish capital on Monday evening, Mancini said Agüero was now "okay."
"Probably he is not 100 percent because he didn't play since the injury but the feeling at this moment is good," he told a news conference at Real's Bernabeu stadium.
"He has a chance yes," he added, when asked by a reporter if Agüero might play.
A hero to City fans after scoring the goal that clinched the league title last season, Agüero knows the Real players well from his stint at their city rivals Atlético.
He scored three goals against the current La Liga champions in 11 derbies but failed to win any of those games, suffering eight defeats and three draws.