Pep Guardiola (BT): “We faced a very difficult opponent to play. We had chances to score, we will see how it goes in Madrid. We had to be focused today, they are not an easy team. In this competition, you have to score and you will have to try to score again in the second leg.”
On the entry of Foden, decisive passer less than two minutes after the start of the game: “We played well, but we needed a special energy. Yes, I feel it was the right decision (to put it in the game to bring) “
Kondogbia: ‘They managed to seize their chance’
Geoffrey Kondogbia (Atlético): “They knew how to take their chance, they got a chance and a half and they managed to take their chance. We played a complete game, we tried to defend well together. the coach, we still have hope for the second leg. In general, we had a serious game and we have to keep that mentality for the return.”
IT IS OVER ! CITY WIN 1 TO 0 AGAINST ATLÉTICO!
Led by the duo Foden-De Bruyne, Manchester City beat Atlético 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the first leg of the Champions League. Foden’s entry on the hour will have changed everything in this match. The English delivered a brilliant assist to De Bruyne after a great ride. Guardiola’s players are in a favorable clearance for the return leg!
90′ – 2 minutes left (MAN 1-0 ATL)
There are two minutes left in this meeting! Atlético keep defending without getting chances.
88′ – City pushes for 2nd (MAN 1-0 ATL)
Another corner for Manchester City who want to drive the point home before the end of the game! It does not matter!
85′ – Gabriel Jesus is shown a yellow card (MAN 1-0 ATL)
Gabriel Jesus takes a yellow card in protest and misses the return game. It’s a bit silly!
83′ – Correa-Grealish (MAN 1-0 ATL) Dispute
Grealish is pushed to the ground and given a ball in the head sent voluntarily by Correa! It is getting hot and the Argentinian takes his yellow card.
80′ – THE GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CITY! (MAN 1-0 ATL)
Foden’s comeback has changed everything! He dribbled Kondogbia and Reinildo in tight spaces before going back on Bernardo! The Portuguese shifts De Bruyne who lights up but Savic deviates by tackling!
78′ – Atlético has run out of petrol (MAN 1-0 ATL)
Simeone’s men try to pick up the score, but miss pep in the final gestures!
71′ – DE BRUYNE UNLOCKS THE SITUATION! (MAN 1-0 ATL)
This is the goal of Manchester City! Found before the surface, Phil Foden turns and launches De Bruyne into the depths ending in power with the right foot! And in a closed corner!
69′ – Yellow card for De Paul (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Barely in play, Rodrigo de Paul is shown a yellow card for a tackle from behind on Grealish!
67′ – Guardiola reacts to Simeone (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Triple change for Pep Guardiola with the return of Foden, Grealish and Jesus! Gundogan, Sterling and Mahrez come off the field.
66′ – STERLING FALLS INTO THE SURFACE (MAN 0-0 ATL)
De Bruyne launches into the depths Sterling which collapses into the surface! He thinks he was pushed in the back by Reinildo! The referee does not hesitate.
63′ – LAPORTE MISSING HIS HEADER (MAN 0-0 ATL)
8th corner for Manchester City and Aymeric Laporte scores a big header! He takes the ball off the top of his head and can’t find the target!
61′ – THIS IS THE SECOND PERIOD’S IMPORTANT NEWS (MAN 0-0 ATL)
First shot on target of the match!
59′ – TRIPLE CHANGE FOR ATLÉTICO (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Diego Simeone makes three changes at once! De Paul, Cunha and Correa come on instead of Koke, Griezmann and Llorente.
57′ – Sterling cannot find the frame (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Another free kick for Manchester City and De Bruyne quickly plays in the deep towards Sterling! The English try a sudden attack on the left foot, but it is wide!
54′ – OBLAK IS POSTED (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Very good free kick ahead for Manchester City and De Bruyne. The Belgian looks at Oblak and his wall and chooses the open side! The Slovenian goalkeeper relaxes well and pushes back to the ground!
52′ – Atlético injured in counterattack (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Corner for City blocked by De Bruyne! Finally Atlético battle Griezmann who launches Llorente, but the Spanish winger fails to get his shot right!
47′ – What a flight from Griezmann! (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Antoine Griezmann has returned with other intentions and he is leaving his camp against! He carries the ball for 40 meters before missing his pass to Llorente!
45′ – Here we go again! (MAN 0-0 ATL)
We don’t want to see these kinds of statistics in this second period!
NO GOALS FOR ETIHAD AT THE BREAK!
It’s the break! Manchester City and Atéltico de Madrid temporarily leave with a 0-0 draw! Ultra-dominant but not overly dangerous, City had excessive possession of the ball but failed to frame a shot and Simeone’s men crouched down. The tactical battle rages on!
44′ – No extra time (MAN 0-0 ATL)
There will be no extra time in this encounter that hasn’t seen any shots on target! There is tension but we are not enjoying it yet!
41′ – No penalty for City (MAN 0-0 ATL)
De Bruyne goes deep, seems pushed by Felipe and falls into the box! The audience is screaming but the VAR is not afraid of this action.
39′ – The holes have been found (MAN 0-0 ATL)
City still spins the ball and finds de Bruyne shifted to the right! The Belgian goes first in the first draft, but Oblak is well on it.
37′ – The blocks do not work (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Great ball outing by Atlético that goes all the way onto the field and Llorente goes deep. Out side!
31′ – Atlético breaks the rhythm (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Whenever possible, Atlético de Madrd breaks the rhythm of this encounter to calm City’s enthusiasm. It works fine for now!
29′ – The ball keeps spinning (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Opportunities are hard to come by for both teams! Possession is back for City, who are sweeping the windshield for the Atlético defence!
23′ – What a defense from Cancelo (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Finally an overflow of Joao Felix trying to make the decision alone but Cancelo steals the ball from him! The Portuguese raises by dribbling three players!
21′ – Gundogan misses the target (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Corner for City playing in twos between De Bruyne and Mahrez! The ball surfaces at the entrance and Gundogan takes his chance… It’s way above!
17′ – Another very hot situation for Madrid (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Cancelo makes the difference from the side and gives Mahrez that cross in the penalty area! Gundogan is close to a volley, but Savic defended well!
15′ – Atlético does not see the light of day (MAN 0-0 ATL)
It has been a few minutes since Atlético has seen the ball and is running in all directions. Diego Simeone is already very tense on his couch!
13′ – What a rush from Sterling! (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Raheem Sterling tumbles to his left side and by way of hooks the Englishman assesses two defenders! He hands it to Bernardo who falls into the box… The referee doesn’t say anything!
11′ – Laporte misses target (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Corner for City after a blocked shot by De Bruyne! It is shot by the Belgian and Laporte takes the lead, but it is next!
7′ – It heats up in the surface of Atléti (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Diego Simeone’s men are under pressure with a ball in the area arriving at De Bruyne! He can’t follow with a strike!
6′ – The Spaniards without a solution (MAN 0-0 ATL)
City’s pressure has forced Atlético to extend their passes, but against the Stones-Laporte-Aké trio it’s a bit complicated.
3′ – Ake tackles perfectly (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Long opening from Griezmann towards Llorente who quickly eats Aké! The Dutchman tries a last desperate tackle and takes the ball away!
2′ – Big squeeze from City (MAN 0-0 ATL)
As soon as Atlético has the ball, Guardiola’s players put pressure in the Spanish area!
0′ – KICK-OFF MANCHESTER CITY ATLÉTICO (MAN 0-0 ATL)
And here we go for this first quarter-final between Manchester City-Atlético! The Spanish champion is coming to challenge the English champion in a titanic duel!
The compositions of the two teams, with Griezmann
The lineups have been announced by both teams.
Manchester City squad: Ederson-Ake, Laporte, Stones, Cancelo-Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne, Gundogan-Sterling, Mahrez
The composition of Atlético de Madrid: Oblak – Reinildo, Savic, Vrsaljko – Lodi, Koke, Kondogbia, Felipe, Llorente – Felix, Griezmann
Simeone praises Citizens’ game
Diego Simeone, Atlético de Madrid coach, praised the quality of Manchester City’s play. While the two teams’ styles are often opposing, the Argentine technician praised those of his English opponents.
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