Sterling, back for City's UCL clash in Madrid
Raheem Sterling got injured in City's loss against Tottenham on February 2nd. He then started a race against the clock in order to make it back on time for City's clash in Madrid. And it seems the Englishman has won the race.
Guardiola could have easily lost one of his most decisive players for the UCL round of sixteen. Although the recovery time was short, Sterling pushed himself and has made it back on time.
The Manchester City striker has been linked in recent months with Real Madrid. Before making the trip to Madrid, the footballer gave an interview in which he spoke about his father and the fight against racism.
Sterling is one of the only three strikers that Guardiola has called for the match. There are also Gabriel Jesus and Kun Agüero, although one of them will be coming off the bench.
Manchester City also recovers a Laporte who has played a part of the last two games. With problems in defence, Laporte's return to the pitch is very welcomed ahead of the UCL clash.
The 22 called-up players are: Ederson, Bravo, Carson; Walker, Stones, Zinchenko, Laporte, Mendy, Cancelo, Otamendi, Eric García; Gundogan, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Foden; Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Agüero.