London, April 27: Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says his side have nothing to fear in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid, despite David Silva missing the game.
City, who are hoping to reach the final for the first time, drew Tuesday’s first leg 0-0 at Etihad Stadium.
Playmaker Silva will miss the second leg on 4 May with a hamstring problem. “I don’t think Real are favourites,” Pellegrini said. “We are not afraid to go away to the Bernabeu.”
Real are yet to concede a goal at home in the Champions League this season. City did not manage a shot on target until stoppage time of the first leg, and their task against the 10-time European champions will be made harder by the absence of the Spaniard Silva, who limped off before half-time on Tuesday.
“David will not be fit next week,” said Pellegrini.