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Fernandinho facing fitness battle for Barca clash
Fernandinho is in a race against time to be fit for Manchester City's first leg tie against Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League.
The summer-signing missed the defeat to Chelsea on Monday night with a thigh problem, and there had been reports suggesting that he was set to be sidelined for up to a month with the injury.
However, there is a chance that Fernandinho could return for the opening match against Barcelona on February 18, with rumours of a four-week lay-off being quashed by the player himself on Twitter.
Good afternoon, I would like to tell you about my injury and quell rumors. I return to play in 15 days or less!— Fernandinho (@fernaoficial) February 6, 2014