We are just a few hours away from the first leg of the Champions League semifinals between Manchester City and Real Madrid on Tuesday, and the coaches' press conferences gave us some updates on pretty important players from both teams.
Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that midfielder Yaya Touré, who suffered a muscle injury against Stoke City last Saturday, will not be available to face Los Blancos. But the Chilean delivered some good news regarding Vincent Kompany, as the skipper returns to the lineup fully recovered from a calf injury. With these news, the only two players unavailable for City on Tuesday are the injured Touré and Samir Nasri, who wasn't registered in the competition.
Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane also spoke to the press and updated the status of his two superstar goalscorers, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo. Zidane said both players are likely to feature at Etihad Stadium, but the two are not 100% healthy and will not be at their physical best to face the Citizens.
Kompany, Benzema and Ronaldo are all probable to start, but that is only going to be official when the starting lineups are officially announced just minutes before kickoff.