The Argentine came out with a muscular problem in the draw against West Ham and would not return to the National Team for the November games, by qualifying. Guardiola said that on Sunday the gravity will be known.
The 179 minutes of official football that he had accumulated during the week had raised his morale. Kun Agüero had put aside his gamer mode and returned to what he does best, playing football. During the week, with a goal included against Porto for the Champions League, the cry reached Argentina, where Lionel Scaloni celebrated it. The coach of the Selection takes it into account to add him to the stable squad that started the Qualifiers on the right foot. But in his third game since his comeback he was injured again.
In Saturday’s 1-1 draw against West Ham, the forward barely completed 45 minutes and left the field at halftime. After the game, his own Pep Guardiola confirmed that Kun had been re-injured.
Visibly annoyed, the Spaniard managed to say in a first crossing “It’s an injury”, “Yes, new injury”, “Serious? I don’t know.” Then, at least, he left something else: “I think it’s in the tendon, but tomorrow (Sunday) we’ll know exactly.”
If a tear is confirmed, or a minimal strain, Agüero will miss the National Team matches again. On November 12 against Paraguay and on November 17 in Peru, Scaloni’s men will close the year and will only have duels again to reach the World Cup in March.
It will take a long time, then, for Kun to meet up with Lionel Messi. Their last match was in July of last year, in the Copa América match against Chile, in a 2-1 win.
The National Team’s coaching staff were very happy with the evolution of Kun, who had left behind an operation on the menisci in his left leg. This muscle injury, despite being a setback, is usually normal after long-term knee injuries. Kun went almost four months without stepping on a pitch since he was injured in a game against Burnley on June 22 this year.
His return had occurred before a week in the 1-0 victory against Arsenal in the Premier League in which Agüero was left in the center of the scene by taking a linesman by the shoulder, in what was a controversial gesture by the which received several criticisms. Ultimately, Kun was not punished for such action.
In the middle of the week, Agüero returned to the networks when he scored a goal against Argentine goalkeeper Agustín Marchesín in Manchester City’s 3-1 victory against Porto, in a match corresponding to the group stage of the Champions League.
Now the question is open regarding how long Agüero will be off the courts: this Sunday there will be the results that will yield certainty regarding his recovery times, but the truth is that injuries have been taking away the rhythm of competition in recent times and you must get it back.
After two games without managing to add three points, Liverpool returned to the victory against Sheffield United 2-1 and in that way approached the top of the Premier League: now it is second, one point behind the leader Everton, although it could be surpassed for Aston Villa, who tomorrow host Southampton.
The team led by Jürgen Klopp started losing with a penalty goal scored by Sander Berge Sheffield and turned it around with the conquests of Roberto Firmino, four minutes before the end of the first stage, and Diogo Jota, who scored 19 minutes into the complement.
This triumph gives confidence to Liverpool, which on the previous date had drawn 2-2 against leaders Everton and previously had been beaten 7-2 by Aston Villa Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez.
In another of the matches of the day Manchester United Y Chelsea they drew 0-0 at Old Trafford and missed a good chance to climb the table.
Those led by Frank Lampard They are sixth with nine points, while Gunnar Solskjær’s team is 15th with seven points and has been highly questioned.
The Norwegian coach was in the focus of the storm with the players due to the “alleged destruction” he had with the Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero and it is also being highly criticized by the press.
Good news for Marcelo Bielsa is that the teams at the bottom of the table are not winning and Leeds continues to pull away in an eventual fight for permanence.