Agüero calf injury looks to rule striker out of Paraguay match; Gaitán in line to start


Sergio Agüero didn’t have his best game in an Argentina shirt against Peru last Thursday and the Manchester City striker is a major doubt for the clash with Paraguay after limping out of training on Sunday with a calf injury.

Edgardo Bauza appeared set to name almost the same side that drew in Lima, aside from the changes in defence enforced by suspension and Ever Banega set to replace Matias Kranevitter, but Agüero’s latest set-back will likely mean that Paulo Dybala will move inside to the number ten role and Nicolás Gaitán will start on the right.

Agüero will undergo tests to ascertain the nature of the discomfort in his left calf but seems likely to be out for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier.

The 28-year-old has been in sensational form for Manchester City under Pep Guardiola scoring eleven goals in eight appearances this season but the Premier League side will now be left sweating over his fitness.

City will be relieved to have Pablo Zabaleta and Nicolás Otamendi back early with both defenders suspended for Tuesday but another injury to Agüero when Kevin de Bruyne is already missing would be a major blow.


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