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Erling Haaland scored twice in Manchester City's 3-1 win over Young Boys in October

Erling Haaland scored twice in Manchester City’s 3-1 win over Young Boys in October

Erling Haaland remains a fitness doubt for Manchester City’s Champions League Group G clash with Swiss side Young Boys on Tuesday.

Haaland, 23, was withdrawn at half-time of Saturday’s Premier League 6-1 win over Bournemouth with a twisted ankle.

City will qualify for the last 16 with two games to spare if they win.

Asked if Haaland would be fit for the game, City manager Pep Guardiola said: “We will speak with the doctor – I don’t know.”

Guardiola added: “I will listen to the doctors. If [the doctor] says he is ready and does not have pain I will consider him to play.

“Yesterday he told me he felt much better than the day of the game.”

Haaland has scored 13 times for City in all competitions this season and participated in the portion of Monday’s afternoon training which was open to the media.

Reigning European champions City have won their first three matches in Group G and gained a 3-1 victory in Switzerland two weeks ago when the sides played the reverse fixture.

“We will try to finish and qualify for February and the next stage,” said Guardiola. “It means a lot to the club. Being there is a success.

“It’s so important, more than you can imagine, because we can park the car until February and focus on the Premier League and others. We have to close it on Tuesday.

“You have to try to finish first. We have the chance to play the second game [of the last 16] at home and that is definitely better.”

Young Boys are top of the Swiss Super League, but only have one point from their three Champions League games and will be unable to make the last 16 if they lose to City and RB Leipzig win away at Red Star Belgrade.