x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Elano blow from City stalemate

Manchester City could be without their Brazilian winger Elano for at least two weeks after he hobbled off in the goalless draw against PSG in the Uefa Cup.

Manchester City's Elano hobbled off before the end of their Uefa Cup match against PSG.
Manchester City's Elano hobbled off before the end of their Uefa Cup match against PSG.

Manchester City could be without their Brazilian winger Elano for at least two weeks after he hobbled off in the goalless draw against Paris St Germain in the Uefa Cup. Elano pulled up two minutes into the second half at Eastlands with a groin problem and will be assessed tomorrow. The point gained means City will finish at least second in the group, having already qualified before the match. Manager Mark Hughes said: "We have performed better in other games. However this is a new experience for us."

The Sevilla defender Ivica Dragutinovic is hoping for a swift recovery for Almani Moreira after the Partizan Belgrade captain collapsed at the start of a 3-0 victory for the Spanish side at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium. Moreira collapsed three minutes into the encounter, after colliding with Sevilla players Enzo Maresca and Julien Escude and needed eight minutes of treatment before being taken to hospital.

The incident brought back memories of last year's tragedy involving Sevilla player Antonio Puerta who died in hospital a few days after collapsing on the same pitch. Dragutinovic said: "I didn't want to see a player like that again. I hope that he recovers soon." * PA Sport