Guardiola confirms double injury blow after Atletico clash

Pep Guardiola confirmed the injury of Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker after a severe Champions League match against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night.

Leading 1-0 from the first leg a week ago, City needed a tie to advance, and they got the job done, booking a semi-final date with Real Madrid.

But the win came at a cost as the duo had to be substituted at the Wendo Metropolitano, and he is likely to miss this weekend’s FA Cup match against Liverpool.

De Bruyne has been replaced for the first time by City, with photos showing the body putting snow on his ankle on the bench.

Walker then twisted his ankle when he went to clear the ball, came down under pressure, and was replaced by Nathan Ake.

“We are in big trouble,” Guardiola said when asked about the injury situation after the match. “We played three days ago, now we have a lot of injuries, I don’t know what will happen in the coming weeks.

“We’re going to celebrate. It’s the third time we’ve reached the semi-finals of the Champions League, a huge success and we’re happy to be there.”

It will be the second consecutive weekend City have played for Liverpool, having played a thrilling 2-2 draw in the Premier League last weekend.

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