Silva ruled out of Man City's Madrid trip for semis

David Silva, the Manchester City midfielder, has been ruled out of the second leg of the Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid owing to a hamstring injury he suffered in the first leg of the semifinal on Tuesday.

Manchester City's David Silva leaves the field during the Champions League game against Real Madrid.   -  AP

David Silva will not play in the second leg of Manchester City's Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid after injuring himself in Tuesday's first leg, manager Manuel Pellegrini has said. Silva was obliged to leave the fray in the 40th minute at the Etihad Stadium after damaging his hamstring as he slid in to challenge Gareth Bale, for which he was booked.

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City, appearing in its first Champions League semifinal, resumes hostilities with Madrid at the Bernabeu next Wednesday and Pellegrini said that his Spanish playmaker will not be able to take part.

"David Silva has a hamstring injury and will not be fit in one week," Pellegrini told BT Sport. City was also missing Yaya Toure against Madrid due to a thigh problem.

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