Manchester City handed a major team news blow ahead of Champions League return

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Manchester City full-back Kyle Walker will miss their next three Champions League fixtures after he was sent off for the ‘assault’ of RB Leipzig’s Andre Silva last time out.

In the incident the 31-year-old swiped the legs of his 26-year-old opponent from behind, has since been assessed by UEFA’s control and disciplinary body.

They have handed out the strictest penalty available, a three-game ban, with the official UEFA charge sheet referring to the matter as an “assault”.

Walker remains a key figure in Pep Guardiola’s plans, but will miss both of their quarter-final legs against Sporting and the first leg should they reach the last eight.

Source – Daily Star

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