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Pellegrini: Aguero to Miss Juventus Clash

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Manuel Pellegrini and Vincent Kompany met the media on Monday to discuss Juventus matcj

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Manchester City open the 2015-16 UEFA Champions League Group stage tomorrow at the Etihad Stadium against four-time reigning Italian Champion Juventus. The Italian club however is in poor form with two losses and a draw to open the new Serie A campaign.

Blues boss Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that Sergio Aguero would miss the Juventus clash due to the knock he picked up Saturday at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace. However, Raheem Sterling and David Silva both of whom missed the match with minor injuries are fit and available for selection.

Pellegrini added:

"That's why when you have choose your squad for season it's important to have two players for every position. We have injuries, it's difficult with the amount of games and intensity of the Premier League not to have injuries. In this case we have a lot of problems, but I trust this squad 100 per cent."

"We are not thinking where we are going to get to in this year's Champions Leauge we are just thinking about tomorrow. We want to qualify to the last 16 and after that you must see the draw, the most important thing is tomorrow.

"I think we play against a very strong squad, that's why they won the title four years in a row and made the final of the Champions League. Maybe they didn't start that well but they continue to have very good players."

Blues Captain Vincent Kompany said about tomorrow's clash:

"It's about finding that confidence we have in the Premier League and bringing it into the Champions League. This season isn't the same (as previous campaigns), if we're not confident before tomorrow we never will be.

"In the Premier League we're really determined and really hungry because we're frustrated from last season. In the Champions League we're frustrated from many seasons before. We just need to take that anger, that desire and energy into tomorrow's game, it's so important."

Kickoff time for the match tomorrow is 7:45pm BST at the Etihad Stadium.