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Champions League quarter-finals: suspensions, injuries, doubts

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Champions League quarter-finals: suspensions, injuries, doubts

Champions League quarter-finals: suspensions, injuries, doubts

John Sibley

Reuters

Madrid, Barça, Sevilla, Juve, Roma, Bayern, City and Liverpool are in the hat for the Champions League quarter-final, as the margins become finer and finer.

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Juventus, Roma, Bayern, Manchester City, and Liverpool will all be seeking their places in the Champions League semi-finals over the next week. Injuries, suspensions, players returning, and those walking a suspension tightrope will all have an effect on who goes through the last four.

Bayern are one of the teams with the most players absent through injury (Neuer and Coman), with Arturo Vidal and Juan Bernát back in training after missing the 6-0 thrashing of Dortmund at the weekend. The Bundesliga leaders also have five players who will miss the second leg if they receive a yellow card in the first, including Robert Lewandowski.

Juventus also have notable absentees: Mario Mandzukic is out while Federico Bernadeschi and Juan Cuadrado have just returned after injury, the latter making a substitute appearance against Milan at the weekend. Both Miralem Pjanic and Medhi Benatia are suspended.

Manchester City are unsure whether Sergio Agüero will be available while Bejamin Mendy is out and John Stones suffered a knock to the head at the weekend. Danilo, Gundogan and Fernandinho are one yellow away from a one-match ban.

Liverpool also have their issues. Lallana and Joe Gomez are definitely out while Emre Can is a doubt and Moreno and Henderson a yellow away from suspension.

Of the Spanish teams, Real Madrid go into to the last-eight match-ups in the best shape. Zinedine Zidane has a full squad at his disposal apart from Nacho, who suffered the first injury of his senior career during Real's 3-0 win over Las Palmas. The only player one booking away from a suspension is, inevitably, Sergio Ramos.

Barcelona are slightly worse off. Sergi Roberto is close to suspension, and Coutinho is cup-tied having already played for Liverpool in the Champions League this year. Ernesto Valverde will have Semedo, Iniesta, and Alba available. Sergio Busquets doubtful after he broke his foot against Chelsea - the Spain international is back in training but did not feature at the weekend against Sevilla - while Lucas Digne is struggling with a thigh injury.

For Vincenzo Montella's side, Escudero and Mercado will be teetering along the proverbial tightrope.

Roma's Radja Nainggolan is a doubt, while Cengiz Ünder and Lorenzo Pellegrini face late fitness tests.

Champions League injuries and suspensions

Bayern

Champions League

Table PTS W D L
1PSG 15 5 0 1
2Bayern 15 5 0 1
3Celtic 3 1 0 5
Full standing

*Update 15 de marzo de 2018

Back from injury: Robben, Thiago, Vidal, Bernat
Injured: Neuer, Coman
One yellow from suspension: Kimmich, Lewandowski, Rudy, Tolisso, Boateng
Suspended: -

Manchester City

Champions League

Table PTS W D L
1M. City 15 5 0 1
2Shakhtar 12 4 0 2
3Nápoles 6 2 0 4
Full standing

*Update 15 de marzo de 2018

Back from injury: Delph, Sterling
Injured: Mendy
Doubts: Agüero, Stones
One yellow from suspension: Danilo, Gundogan, Fernandinho
Suspended: -

Liverpool

Champions League

Table PTS W D L
1Liverpool 12 3 3 0
2Sevilla 9 2 3 1
3Spartak 6 1 3 2
Full standing

*Update 15 de marzo de 2018

Back from injury: Clyne, Wijnaldum
Injured: Lallana, Gomez, Can
One yellow from suspension: Alberto Moreno, Henderson
Suspended: -

Juventus

Champions League

Table PTS W D L
1Barcelona 14 4 2 0
2Juventus 11 3 2 1
3Sp. Portugal 7 2 1 3
Full standing

*Update 15 de marzo de 2018

Back from injury: Bernardeschi, Cuadrado
Injured: -
Doubts: Mandzukic
One yellow from suspension: Bentancur
Suspended: Pjanic, Benatia.

Roma

Champions League

Table PTS W D L
1Roma 11 3 2 1
2Chelsea 11 3 2 1
3Atlético 7 1 4 1
Full standing

*Update 15 de marzo de 2018

Doubts: Nainggolan, Ünder, Pellegrini
Injured: Kardsorp
One yellow from suspension: Perotti
Suspended: -

Real Madrid

Champions League

Table PTS W D L
1Tottenham 16 5 1 0
2Real Madrid 13 4 1 1
3B. Dortmund 2 0 2 4
Full standing

*Update 15 de marzo de 2018

Back from injury: -
Injured: Nacho
One yellow from suspension: Ramos
Suspended: -

Barcelona

Champions League

Table PTS W D L
1Barcelona 14 4 2 0
2Juventus 11 3 2 1
3Sp. Portugal 7 2 1 3
Full standing

*Update 15 de marzo de 2018

Back from injury: Semedo, Denis Suárez
Ineligible: Coutinho 
Doubts: Busquets
One yellow from suspension: Sergi Roberto
Suspended: -

Sevilla

Champions League

Table PTS W D L
1Liverpool 12 3 3 0
2Sevilla 9 2 3 1
3Spartak 6 1 3 2
Full standing

*Update 15 de marzo de 2018

Back from injury: Navas, Corchia
Doubts: Carole
One yellow from suspension: Escudero, Mercado
Suspended: Banega

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