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Sergio Aguero

Manchester City will be without record goalscorer Sergio Aguero against Marseille on Tuesday and the striker could be out for a month.

City, who face the French side in their second outing of this season's competition at the Stade Velodrome on Tuesday, have endured a frustrating start to their Premier League campaign.

Aguero, 32, playing just his third game since recovering from a knee operation, sustained a muscle problem and was taken off at half-time at West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday.

City's problems have been exacerbated by a lengthy injury list which now includes main strikers Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus.

City's pressure eventually told as Marseille, managed by former Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas, committed a defensive howler with Valentin Rongier giving the ball to De Bruyne, who crossed for Torres to easily score after 18 minutes. They have already scored six times, while Guardiola's side also ended an eight-match run in the Champions League without a clean sheet.


City have had a hard start to the campaign, dropping points in three of their five Premier League games and dealing with a lengthy list of casualties.

"They are a powerhouse made to win the Champions League and have a depth of options". We want to profit from little moments of instability, with good counter-attacks.

City appeared likely to win without any help from their opponents, but Marseille defender Leonardo Balerdi contrived to lose the ball inside his own area and was fortunate to see Oleksandr Zinchenko's effort clip the base of the post. The important thing is for the club to be stable and the players to know what we are doing, where we come from, where we are struggling and be calm.

Now they continue their battle to banish their demons in Europe following last season's devastating quarter-final loss to Lyon. We will have to find a way to control the game.

On a personal level, Villas-Boas is relishing the chance to pit his wits against Guardiola. They have a coach who is a phenomenon. I had the opportunity to meet him at Barcelona and Bayern (Munich) where I observed training.

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