Manchester City’s massive 5-1 win over Wolverhampton, which brought them close to the Premier League title, came at a cost as they lost two of their key stars.
Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho both came out with a win over Molino, something that will certainly worry coach Pep Guardiola ahead of the second round.
The Spaniard revealed that there are concerns for captain Fernandinho, who developed a muscle problem before the penultimate match in the Premier League on Sunday at West Ham.
Laporte, on the other hand, was knocked out after being hit in the knee, forcing Rodri and Nathaniel Ake to finish the match as centre-back.
“It is clear that things are not looking good with Fernandinho,” Guardiola said after the match.
“It will be difficult on Sunday. Aymeric was hit hard and we will see West Ham.”
Kevin De Bruyne scored four goals last night, taking his tally to 15 for the season, one night, and they extended their lead at the top of the table to three points ahead of two games.
The win pushed City to the brink of another title, as they now need four points from the remaining six to be crowned champions for the second time in a row.