Manuel Pellegrini forgets his passport to travel to Germany with Manchester City squad

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As Manchester City get ready for their crucial Champions League clash with German outfit Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday night, it seems that Manuel Pellegrini was far from fully focused on the fixture at hand.

Or maybe he was too embedded in the thoughts of this fixture - after all, tonight presents an opportunity of redemption not just for their own loss against Juventus two weeks ago, but also for England's faltering European representatives.

According to Sky Sports, the Chilean mistakenly forgot his passport to even board the plane to Germany in the first place.


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Pellegrini arrived with his squad on Tuesday afternoon for their flight, but was spotted by photographers soon after leaving Manchester airport in a taxi.

He swiftly returned 35 minutes later set his course for City's plane to Düsseldorf. When asked about this incident in a press conference later on, Pellegrini smiled and laughed.

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"It's not important. I have two passports and I brought the wrong passport!" he said.

A pressure-easing and comedic mishap from the Sky Blues manager that will undoubtedly lighten the mood prior to his side's absolutely must-win game against Group D's minnows.

A much-needed moment also given that the Citizens will be without Vincent Kompany, who is still recovering from a calf strain, alongside other injury victims such as Eliaqium Mangala, Wilfried Bony, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy.

Elsewhere, another story from City's flight that will put a smile on fan's faces is that David Silva travelled with the squad to Germany, looking set to return from injury and bolster the Pellegrini's attacking options.

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