Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Messi Joins Sergio at City. but Just for the Afternoon

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Messi Joins Sergio at City. but Just for the Afternoon

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NOW here's a strike partnership to get Blues fans excited...

Lionel Messi joined Sergio Aguero for a training at City yesterday - but sadly they were both on international duty.

The injured Aguero watched as his Argentina team-mates trained at the CFA ahead of their international friendly against Italy at the Etihad Stadium on Friday evening.

City's record goalscorer was included in Jorge Sampaoli's squad for this month's internationals despite suffering a knee injury earlier in the month.

Aguero revealed he had suffered a 'discomfort' in his left knee which forced him to miss the Blues' last victory over Stoke - and he is expected to miss Friday's clash.

As expected Messi was the centre of attention during the open training session. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner flew into Manchester yesterday as his country began their preparations for this summer's World Cup. …

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