Erling Haaland is left OUT of Man City's squad for their FA Cup semi-final tie against Chelsea after asking to be withdrawn in Real Madrid Champions league defeat through injury

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By Lewis Browning

Published: 11:30 EDT, 20 April 2024 | Updated: 11:53 EDT, 20 April 2024

Erling Haaland has been near retired of Manchester City's squad for their FA Cup semi-final necktie against Chelsea at Wembley.

City are looking to retrieve from their Champions League conclusion to Real Madrid successful midweek, pinch nan defending champions going retired connected penalties contempt dominating nan 2nd limb connected nan night.

They person nan chance to move into nan last of nan FA Cup arsenic they look to rescue a double from their season, but will person to do truthful without their cardinal man, who has scored 31 goals truthful acold this season.

Haaland was 1 of a number of players who had to beryllium withdrawn done wounded against Madrid, and was taken disconnected astatine nan 90-minute people pinch Julian Alvarez replacing him for nan past 30 minutes positive penalties.

'They asked maine to spell out,' Guardiola said of Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne and Manuel Akanki. 'They could not continue.' 

Erling Haaland has been near retired of Manchester City's squad for their FA Cup crippled against Chelsea

Haaland had asked to beryllium substituted successful nan Champions League conclusion to Real Madrid pinch a musculus issue

Akanji and De Bruyne person started nan crippled for City, recovering from their issues, but nan aforesaid could not beryllium said for Haaland, who could look an extended spell connected nan sidelines.

'He's injured,' Guardiola said of his guardant anterior to nan game. 'I don't deliberation it's overmuch but he's not capable to play today.'

When asked if he would beryllium fresh capable to play against Brighton successful midweek, he replied: 'I don't know.'

Haaland missed a number of weeks for City earlier connected this season, returning successful January aft a ft wounded had caused him to miss nan Christmas period, including nan Club World Cup.

Now, he is battling a musculus injury, and will person to watch his broadside effort and scope different Wembley last from nan stands successful nan capital.

Kevin De Bruye, however, who besides near nan section pinch injury, was fresh capable to stat nan crippled astatine Wembley

Elsewhere successful nan City side, John Stones returned to nan squad successful defence, pinch some Phil Foden and Jack Grealish maintaining their places from nan Madrid loss.

For Chelsea, Enzo Fernandez returned from nan triumph complete Everton earlier successful nan week, pinch Noni Madueke, Nicolas Jackson and Cole Palmer each starting aft their spat complete a punishment connected Monday. 

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