Confusion reigns as Man City confirm Toure travels to Madrid

The Ivory Coast international could play a part in the Premier League club’s clash with the Spanish giants, after previously claiming he had not travelled to Spain

Yaya Toure could still play a part for Manchester City in their Champions League semi-final clash with Real Madrid on Wednesday after mixed messages over the midfielder’s fitness caused confusion.

Toure suffered a thigh injury during the 4-0 Premier League win over Stoke City on April 23, a problem that ruled the Ivory Coast international out of last week’s 0-0 first leg draw at the Etihad Stadium.

The 32-year-old trained with Manuel Pellegrini’s squad at the City Football Academy on Tuesday but the club then announced via its Twitter feed and official website that he did not fly with his team-mates from Manchester Airport to the Spanish capital.

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However, that news was later corrected, with a tweet and updated news story stating Toure was indeed part of the travelling party.

Playmaker David Silva remains out for City due to a hamstring injury, while Karim Benzema and defensive midfielder Casemiro will be absent for Real, though Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to return against City.


Update – @YayaToure has travelled with the #MCFC squad for #realvcity

— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) May 3, 2016

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