City had a terrible weekend with a chastening defeat at Southampton.

Now they must pull themselves together to take on the might of Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final second leg.

The tie is poised at 0-0 but the Blues haven’t had the best preparation with that 4-2 loss on the South Coast.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini will bring back big guns Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany after playing a weakened team in the Premier League clash.

And we will have the latest on Yaya Toure as he battles back from injury.

Also, we will ananlyse the fall-out from that defeat against the Saints and gauge the reaction from the Blue army.

On top of that we will bring you all the latest transfer news and gossip ahead of the arrival of Pep Guardiola as the club’s next manager.

Yaya Toure is winning his race to be fit for City’s Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid.

The Ivorian missed last week’s first leg due to a thigh strain.

But he has returned to training and is pushing to be included at the Bernabeu.

Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed the 32-year-old is working “with normality” ahead of the biggest game of City’s season.

And that is a timely boost for the Chilean, who will be without David Silva for three weeks after the Spaniard aggravated his long-standing ankle injury in the first game against Real.

Pellegrini has a difficult decision to make about his attack in the Spanish capital, with £44m Raheem Sterling failing impress during his audition against Southampton on Sunday.

The England international looked lack-lustre in City’s shock 4-2 defeat, with Kelechi Iheanacho likely to start ahead of him if it comes down to a choice between the two.

Pellegrini already brought on the 19-year-old instead of Sterling when replacing the injured Silva in the first game against Real.

And the Nigerian only strengthened his case when scoring twice against Southampton.

Toure could get the call ahead of both of them, if he gets the all-clear this week.

 

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