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'What is Pep up to?': Confusion reigns as Aguero doesn't warm up with substitutes after being benched for Barcelona clash

Published 19/10/2016 | 20:12

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Everton at Etihad Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Everton at Etihad Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola shocked a lot of people with his team selection for his Nou Camp return tonight, opting to go into battle against Barcelona without Sergio Aguero.

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The Argentine striker was used off the bench in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Everton, with Guardiola deciding not to start his star man after the international break. Tonight's decision drew surprised reactions from most observers, including in the RTÉ studio.

There have been reports that Aguero is carrying an injury since playing for Argentina last week, with those rumours gathering steam after Aguero was the only substitute who wasn't out on the pitch to warm up before the kick off, just like on Saturday.

Guardiola likes to experiment with formations and different players, but it is a huge call to do so for Man City's biggest European game of the season to date.





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