Laporte returns to Man City training ahead of Dortmund tie

Laporte returns to Man City training ahead of Dortmund tie

Aymeric Laporte has returned to Manchester City's training grounds ahead of the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund.

Pep Guardiola has had the luxury of a fully fit squad for many weeks, but Laporte was forced to join the recovery room with a slight hip problem before Saturday's loss to Leeds United.

Guardiola is expected to have the France international available for Wednesday's trip to the Westfalenstadion after seeing him put through his paces on the training pitches.

As a result, Laporte could replace Nathan Ake at the heart of the Citizens' defense, while Ruben Dias and John Stones are expected to start while Laporte regains full fitness.

Sergio Aguero missed City's loss to Leeds due to a knock, and the Argentine's condition is unknown after he was not seen in the club's Monday training session.

Guardiola's side will head to Dortmund with a 2-1 lead from the first leg, which saw Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden score either side of Marco Reus's equalizer last week at the Etihad.

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