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Pellegrini criticizes Wilmots for playing Kompany during international break

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has hit out at Belgium after captain Vincent Kompany featured in their final Euro 2016 qualifier this week. Kompany was called up for international duty despite missing City’s last five games with a calf injury. Pellegrini had insisted that his influential skipper would not be fit […]

Belgium prepared to defy Pellegrini and play Kompany against Isreal

Vincent Kompany could feature for Belgium in Tuesday’s Euro 2016 qualifying clash with Israel in Brussels. The center back has missed the last five games in all competitions for Manchester City due to a calf problem, and prior to the current international break, Blues manager Manuel Pellegrini’s verdict on Kompany, with regard […]

Vincent Kompany’s calf injury will keep him out of Belgium’s next Euro 2016 qualifiers

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has told Belgium their captain Vincent Kompany will not be fit for their final Euro 2016 qualifiers. Kompany has been named in the Belgium squad for their upcoming fixtures against Andorra and Israel despite missing City’s last four games with a calf injury. The 29-year-old has also […]

Borussia Monchengladbach 1-2 Manchester City: Aguero converts in stoppage time [VIDEO]

Sergio Aguero struck a last-gasp penalty winner as Manchester City came from behind to ignite their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 win at Borussia Monchengladbach. It had looked like a familiar story of frustration and Joe Hart brilliance for City as Lars Stindl finally beat the visitors’ outstanding goalkeeper […]

Premier League clubs are still failing Europe’s tactics tests

There was a moment in Manchester City’s UEFA Champions League opener against Juventus Tuesday when everything seemed to change. Paul Pogba’s inch-perfect pass had just leveled the score after Vincent Kompany’s bulbous forehead had thumped the home side in front. But when a tweak of the calf muscle sent Manchester […]

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Pellegrini: Kompany could be sidelined until ‘the last part of the season’

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany could be sidelined with a calf injury until “the last part of the season,” manager Manuel Pellegrini revealed on Tuesday. Kompany, 29, has made just 12 appearances this season due to a succession of calf problems. The Belgium center back’s latest injury, sustained during City’s […]

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Sergio Aguero trying to balance fitness with determination to get back on the field

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has promised his determination to play soccer won’t see him run the risk of taking the field less than fully fit. Aguero missed seven City matches earlier this season because of a hamstring problem suffered while on international duty with Argentina. His interrupted campaign then […]