Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini hopes to have David Silva and Raheem Sterling available against Juventus on Tuesday – but Sergio Aguero is a major doubt for the Champions League opener. Aguero could miss the Group D curtain raiser after limping off during the first half against Palace with a knee injury.
Pellegrini, who was angry that the challenge by Eagles skipper Scott Dann which forced Aguero off was not punished with a red card, is waiting for an update on the Argentinian’s fitness. “It was an important kick on his knee,” he said. “We’ll see if he can recover between now and Tuesday. “It’s very difficult to say now.
It’s important to see how he recovers. We’ll see.” Ronaldo’s quintet means he as now scored 230 league goals, taking him past the previous record of 228, which was held by Raul Gonzalez and Ronaldo has achieved that feat in just 204 games.
“The numbers speak for themselves and someone who scores so many goals has a place in the history books,” said Benitez, who expects more to come, from the striker who caused worries after looking out of sorts and failing to score in his first two games of the season. “I hope that he can continue to add to his goalscoring account for his own benefit and the team,” added the Real Madrid coach.