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man-city-v-romaCaptain Vincent Kompany and midfielder David Silva both face late fitness tests ahead of Manchester City’s Champions League game away to Roma.

Kompany has missed City’s last two games with a hamstring injury, while Silva has been out since 29 October with a knee problem.

City will be without top-scorer Sergio Aguero, who has been ruled out for four to six weeks with knee ligament damage.

They will be eliminated before the knockout stages if they lose to Roma.

“We have made mistakes in the other games but we are fighting to qualify,” said City manager Manuel Pellegrini.

City failed to win any of their first four games in Group E, losing away to Bayern and at home to CSKA Moscow either side of draws with Roma and in the Russian capital.

However a 3-2 home win over German champions Bayern Munich, featuring an Aguero hat-trick, in their previous game has kept alive their hopes of making the last 16.

Pellegrini’s side will progress with a win in Italy as long as CSKA Moscow fail to defeat group winners Bayern Munich in Germany, while a draw will be enough if the Russian side lose in Bavaria.

“I always expected a difficult group. I never expected easy games to play,” the Chilean added.

“If we can win against Bayern Munich, we can do it again tomorrow.”

Pellegrini’s counterpart Rudi Garcia insisted he would have preferred Aguero to be fit, despite the fact it would have strengthened City.

His side would advance at City’s expense with a victory.

“Great players like Aguero should be involved out there and I’m disappointed I won’t see him at the Olimpico tomorrow,” he said.

“The fact we’re still in the hunt shows we have quality. Credit to us that we have the chance to play this cup final.”

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