Pep Guardiola (BT): “We faced a very difficult opponent to play. We had chances to score, we’ll see how it goes in Madrid. We had to be focused today, they’re 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 into play of Foden, decisive passer less than two minutes after entering the game: “We were playing well, but we needed a special energy. Yes, I feel like it was the right one decision (to bring it into play)”
Kondogbia: “They knew how to seize their chance”
Geoffrey Kondogbia (Atlético): “They knew how to seize their opportunity, they had an opportunity and a half, and they knew how to seize their chance. We played a complete game, we tried to defend well together. We stuck to the plan coach’s game, we still have hope for the second leg. Overall, we had a serious game and we have to keep this mentality for the return.”
IT’S OVER ! CITY WINS 1 TO 0 AGAINST ATLÉTICO!
Carried by the duo Foden-De Bruyne, Manchester City won 1-0 against Atlético in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League. The entry into play of Foden on the hour mark will have changed everything in this match. The English delivered a genius assist to De Bruyne after a great ride. Guardiola’s players find themselves in a favorable waiver before the return match!
90′ – 2 more minutes (MAN 1-0 ATL)
There will be two more minutes in this meeting! Atlético continues to defend without being able to get chances.
88′ – City push for 2nd (MAN 1-0 ATL)
Another corner for Manchester City who wants to drive home the point before the end of the game! It gives nothing!
85′ – Gabriel Jesus is shown a yellow card (MAN 1-0 ATL)
Gabriel Jesus takes a yellow card for protest and will miss the return match. It’s a bit silly!
83′ – Altercation Correa-Grealish (MAN 1-0 ATL)
Pushed to the ground, Grealish receives a ball in the head sent voluntarily by Correa! It heats up and the Argentinian takes his yellow card.
80′ – THE HUGE OPPORTUNITY FOR CITY! (MAN 1-0 ATL)
Foden’s comeback changed everything! He dribbled Kondogbia and Reinildo in small spaces before centering back on Bernardo! The Portuguese shifts De Bruyne who lights up but Savic diverts by tackling!
78′ – Atlético runs out of gas (MAN 1-0 ATL)
Simeone’s men try to pick up the score but lack pep on the last gestures!
71′ – DE BRUYNE UNBLOCKS THE SITUATION! (MAN 1-0 ATL)
This is Manchester City’s goal! Found in front of the surface, Phil Foden turns around and launches De Bruyne in depth which concludes in power with the right foot! And in a closed corner!
69′ – Yellow card for De Paul (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Barely entered the game, Rodrigo de Paul takes a yellow card for a tackle from behind on Grealish!
67′ – Guardiola responds to Simeone (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Triple change for Pep Guardiola with the returns 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 in depth Sterling which collapses in the surface! He believes he was pushed by Reinildo in the back! The referee does not flinch.
63′ – LAPORTE MISSES HIS HEADER (MAN 0-0 ATL)
8th corner of the game for Manchester City and Aymeric Laporte places a big header! He takes the ball from the top of his head and can’t find the target!
61′ – THIS IS THE MAJOR NEWS OF THE SECOND PERIOD (MAN 0-0 ATL)
First shot on target of the game!
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 plays quickly towards Sterling in depth! The English tries a sudden strike left foot but it is wide!
54′ – OBLAK IS HIGHLIGHTED (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Very good free kick ahead for Manchester City and De Bruyne. The Belgian faces Oblak and his wall and chooses the open side! The Slovenian goalkeeper relaxes well and pushes back to the ground!
52′ – Atlético hurts on the counterattack (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Corner for City on a shot blocked by De Bruyne! Finally Atlético goes against with Griezmann who launches Llorente but the Spanish winger fails to straighten his strike!
47′ – What a race from Griezmann! (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Antoine Griezmann has returned with other intentions and he leaves 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 this type of stat anymore in this second period!
NO GOALS FOR ETIHAD AT THE BREAK!
It’s the break ! Manchester City and Atéltico de Madrid leave temporarily with a 0-0 draw! Ultra dominating but not very dangerous, City had possession in an outrageous way but did not frame a shot and Simeone’s men hunkered down. The tactical battle rages on!
44′ – No additional time (MAN 0-0 ATL)
There will be no additional time in this meeting which will not have seen any shots on target! There is tension but we are not enjoying ourselves yet!
41′ – No penalty for City (MAN 0-0 ATL)
De Bruyne goes deep, seems pushed by Felipe and falls into the box! The public screams but the VAR does not flinch on this action.
39′ – The gaps are found (MAN 0-0 ATL)
City still spin the ball and find de Bruyne shifted to the right! The Belgian crosses in first intention but Oblak lies well on it.
37 ‘ – The blocks do not work (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Great ball outing from Atlético which goes all the way up the field and Llorente goes deep. Off-side !
31′ – Atlético breaks the rhythm (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Whenever possible, Atlético de Madrd breaks the rhythm of this meeting to calm the ardor of City. It’s working fine for now!
29′ – The ball continues to spin (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Opportunities are hard to come for both teams! Possession is again for City, which wipes the windshield in front of the Atlético defense!
23′ – What a defense from Cancelo (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Finally an overflow from Joao Felix who tries 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 which plays two between De Bruyne and Mahrez! The ball arrives at the entrance to the surface and Gundogan takes his chance… It’s way above!
17′ – Another very hot situation for Madrid (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Cancelo makes the difference on the side and gives Mahrez who crosses in the box! Gundogan is close to volleying but Savic defended well!
15′ – Atlético does not see the light of day (MAN 0-0 ATL)
It’s been a few minutes since Atlético have seen the ball and are running all over the place. Diego Simeone is already very tense on his bench!
13′ – What a rush from Sterling! (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Raheem Sterling tumbles on his left side and by dint of hooks, the Englishman reviews two defenders! He gives it to Bernardo who falls in the box… The referee says nothing!
11′ – Laporte misses the target (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Corner for City after a shot blocked by De Bruyne! It’s shot by the Belgian and Laporte takes the lead but it’s 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 that arrives at De Bruyne! He can’t follow up with a strike!
6′ – The Spaniards without a solution (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Because of City’s pressing, Atlético are forced to extend their passes but against the Stones-Laporte-Aké trio it’s a bit complicated.
3′ – Aké tackles perfectly (MAN 0-0 ATL)
Long opening from Griezmann towards Llorente who eats Aké quickly! The Dutchman tries a last-ditch tackle and takes the ball away!
2′ – Big pressing from City (MAN 0-0 ATL)
As soon as Atlético has the ball, Guardiola’s players put pressure into 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 comes to challenge the English champion in a duel of titans!
The compositions of the two teams, with Griezmann
Lineups have been announced by both teams.
Manchester City roster: 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 the game of Citizens
Diego Simeone, coach of Atlético de Madrid, praised the quality of the game of Manchester City. While the styles of the two teams are often opposed, the Argentinian technician praised that of his English opponents.
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