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Pep Guardiola says he left Riyad Mahrez out of the Group Protect win in opposition to Liverpool over considerations the participant might have breached doping guidelines, because the membership lacked full particulars of medicine he used for a sinus situation.
The Algeria intentional solely returned to coaching on Friday after main his nation to victory within the African Cup of Nations last final month.
Guardiola stated: “For doping management, as we speak was a danger as a result of the medical doctors did not have it (full particulars).
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“That is why he wasn’t within the squad to play some minutes. He might have performed some minutes however we couldn’t take a danger as a result of the medical doctors didn’t have precisely the medicines.”
Metropolis beat Liverpool 5-Four in a penalty shootout on Sunday after the Group Protect ended 1-1 in regular time, with targets coming from Raheem Sterling and Joel Matip.
In the meantime, the Manchester Metropolis supervisor additionally revealed after his aspect’s triumph at Wembley how final season’s treble winners “couldn’t afford” to signal Harry Maguire from Leicester this summer season.
Based on Sky in Italy, Metropolis have reopened talks to signal Joao Cancelo from Juventus forward of switch Deadline Day on August 8.
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