Ruben Dias reveals Real Madrid regret as Julian Alvarez’s expected Man City arrival date announced
Here are your Manchester City evening headlines for Thursday, April 28.
Dias reveals Real Madrid regret
Ruben Dias has conceded that he would have liked his team to be travelling to Spain for their Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid next week with a greater scoreline advantage.
City were dominant and had a number of opportunities to score more than four on the night. But last year’s finalists shipped three goals in a single game for the first time in the competition since the 6-3 win over RB Leipzig in September’s group stage opener.
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However, Dias said there is still a good mood around camp after securing the win. “It’s one final won and we need to win the second one next week in Madrid – the spirit is positive,” he told mancity.com.
Alvarez’s expected Man City arrival date confirmed
River Plate appear to have conceded defeat in their attempts to keep Julian Alvarez at the club beyond the summer.
City signed Alvarez in January, with the Argentine staying on loan at River until the end of the season in order to play in the Copa Libertadores. There had been suggestions from Argentina, though, that River could attempt to keep Alvarez even longer until the end of their possible Libertadores campaign – a timeframe that could run up to the World Cup in December.
However, City have been clear that they plan for Alvarez to join Pep Guardiola’s squad in July for pre-season, with the manager himself explaining on multiple occasions that he expects to assess Alvarez ahead of the 2022-23 campaign.
Read more from River Plate here.
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