The biggest blow in Manchester City’s hopes of qualification into the latter stages of the Champions League is the lengthy injury to Sergio Aguero who is expected to miss a number of upcoming fixtures for Manuel Pellegrini.
Added to this, Pellegrini is without the services of Yaya Toure, who is suspended for tonight’s game.
Vincent Kompany was in contention for the game in Rome but failed a late fitness test and David Silva was only deemed fit enough for the bench.
Here’s how the Man City fans reacted to their star names missing such a crucial fixture that will go a long way to defining their season:
Mangala to start, no kompany no toure no aguero…..haha let me not put too much hope on dis match
— AgentFox (@obizz_AgentFox) December 10, 2014
No Kompany, Toure, Silva and the main man Aguero!! Tough night for City!!
— Ryan Twomey (@RyanTwomey) December 10, 2014
No Kompany, Toure, Silva or Aguero in the starting lineup … Dzeko hat trick it is then Come on Blues! ;/ #mcfc
— Simon Culley (@Si_Culley) December 10, 2014
No Aguero, Kompany or Toure tonight. Silva makes the bench. I'm dreading this. #mcfc
— Dean Hunter (@Deano_Crues) December 10, 2014