Sergio Aguero is set to miss Manchester City’s Champions League quarter-final against Lyon on Saturday through injury, says boss Pep Guardiola.
The Argentina striker who has not joined his teammates in Lisbon underwent surgery on his knee in Barcelona in June.
“He is still in Barcelona making a recovery,” said Guardiola.
Guardiola could not say exactly if Aguero would be fit for the remainder of the competition if City progress.
If City win they will play either Barcelona or Bayern Munich in the semi-final on Wednesday.
“Anything can happen, it is a knockout game, but we are ready,” said Guardiola.
“The pressure will be there, but it will be for all the other teams.”
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Each tie in the ‘final-eight’ competition in Portugal will be played over one leg.