City suffer Mahrez injury blow

Manchester City has suffered a blow in pre-season with an ankle injury to new signing Riyad Mahrez.

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The Algerian international started his side’s International Champions Cup clash with FC Bayern Munchen at the Hard Rock Stadium in Florida where City came from behind to win 3-2.

Meritan Shabani and Arjen Robben had put the German champions into an early 2-0 lead.

Bernardo Silva then came on to replace Mahrez and netted a brace either side of a goal from Lukas Nmecha.

Speaking after the game, City boss Pep Guardiola said he was unsure as to the extent of the injury as he ponders a number of concerns ahead of his side’s first competitive match against Chelsea next Sunday, in the Community Shield.

He said: “I don’t know [the extent]. I wasn’t in the locker room. It was his ankle. We will see, maybe it is not a problem.

“I’m concerned for many things, for injured players, players who are still not here but I am so satisfied for what all of the guys on the tour have done.”

During the ICC tournament, City has lost 1-0 to Borussia Dortmund and 2-1 to Liverpool ahead of beating Bayern.

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