Phil Foden limped off after scoring stunner in 3-3 draw against Real Madrid

Phil Foden limped off after scoring stunner in 3-3 draw against Real Madrid

Manchester City star Phil Foden was forced off late in the Champions League quarter-final game against Real Madrid, which ended 3-3 at the Santiago Bernabeu. The England international scored a sumptuous goal with his left foot in the second half of the tie.

Update on Phil Foden Injury Status

But the England star was taken off with just three minutes remaining, to be replaced by Julian Alvarez. Foden looked frustrated while being subbed off on Tuesday night but later admitted that he was hurt following a heavy challenge.

The 23-year-old England international required treatment after suffering an ankle injury in a heavy challenge but Pep Guardiola admits the player is fine and hopes to be fit for the return leg eight days later.

Guardiola said: ‘It was a knock, he was grumpy with me because I made a substitution, and he made a fantastic goal.’

Manchester City is dealing with a minor injury crisis that has seen the likes of Kyle Walker and Nathan Ake miss this crucial European tie. Phil Foden revealed he was optimistic about the knock as he was seen limping off in the closing stages of the match.

Foden said: “Just got a bad dead leg at the end, time to recover before next games so hopefully I can,” he said.

“For the fans it must’ve been one of the best games they could’ve watched. Two great teams with the best attackers in the world. What the fans want to see and plenty of goals.”

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Which players still remain injured for Manchester City?

First-choice goalkeeper Ederson missed the tie against Real Madrid but could be available for the return leg next week at the Etihad. He was hurt during Man City’s draw with Liverpool.

Veteran defender Kyle Walker suffered a hamstring injury in a friendly game against Brazil during the international break with the Three Lions. Since then he has missed City’s last four games in all competitions and his return is still unknown.

Nathan Ake suffered a calf injury in the goalless draw against Arsenal earlier this month and is expected to miss the next few games. On his injury, Pep said:

“I don’t know. No (it’s not season over for him). There are two months left, one month and a half, two months left.

“Hopefully he will be back soon, but I don’t know exactly the timing. That’s for sure for the next games he will not be ready.”