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6 Players That Will Miss The UCL Semi-Final First Leg Due To Injury Or Suspension

Six players will not play for their respective clubs in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final, which will be played this midweek due to injuries or suspension.

Here are the list of 6 players that will miss the UCL Semi-final first league:

  • Joao Cancelo

The yellow card the Manchester City fullback received in the final minutes of the second leg against Atletico Madrid was his third in the competition this season. As a result, he is suspended for the first leg against Real Madrid on Tuesday.

  • Kyle Walker

The English right-back has not played for Manchester City since suffering an ankle injury in the second leg against Atletico Madrid.

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He has not been ruled out of the first leg against Real Madrid, but it is unlikely he will play, as Pep Guardiola made clear after the win over Watford on Saturday that he still does not know if the right-back will play on Tuesday.

  • John Stones

The English center-back is another Manchester player who is likely to miss the match, as Pep Guardiola made clear on Saturday that it is unlikely that the center-back will recover in time to face Real Madrid. 

He suffered a hamstring injury against Brighton last Wednesday and missed his team’s 5-1 win over Watford as a result.

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  • David Alaba

The Austrian center-back is unlikely to play for Real Madrid against Manchester City after the first scan revealed discomfort in the adductor of his right leg. He suffered the injury in last Wednesday’s match against Osasuna, when he was replaced in the 46th minute.

  • Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard is on the verge of returning to training after undergoing surgery on his right leg during the last international break. However, he will not play in the first leg against Manchester City because his return date has been reported to be May 2nd.

  • Alberto Moreno

The Spanish striker will not play for Villarreal against Liverpool because he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He suffered the injury in a match against Osasuna in March, and as a result, he is most likely miss the rest of the season.

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