Manchester City XI vs Real Madrid: Confirmed squad news, expected line-up and injury latest for today’s game
The experienced right-back has been sidelined since injuring his ankle in the last-eight goalless draw with Atletico last month, missing each of the last five matches in all competitions.
But Walker could now play a part in the decisive second leg against Real at the Bernabeu, having returned to training the day before the game. Manager Pep Guardiola has said he will make a late decision on his fitness.
“Kyle trained today and he will travel,” Guardiola said on Tuesday. “[On Wednesday] we will decide – there are three weeks without training but we are happy to have him back.
City’s full-back options suddenly look much healthier, with Joao Cancelo also back after being suspended for the classic seven-goal Etihad last week for earning his third booking in the competition against Atletico .
Guardiola is however still without John Stones, who returned from injury in a surprise right-back role against Real before hobbling in the first half and staying out for the 4-0 demolition of Leeds in Premier League on Saturday at Elland Road.
Meanwhile, his defensive colleague Nathan Ake seems to have gotten rid of a blow.
Predicts Manchester City XI: Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko; Rodri, Bernardo; Mahrez, De Bruyne, Foden; Jesus
Wednesday 8pm BST, BT Sport
Place: Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
Arbitrator: Daniele Orsato (ITA)
The Man City squad of: Ederson, Steffen, Carson, Walker, Dias, Ake, Zinchenko, Laporte, Cancelo, Egan-Riley, Mbete, Gundogan, Grealish, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Foden, Palmer, McAtee, Lavia, Sterling, Jesus .
Injured: Stones (hamstrings)
Doubts: Walker (ankle)