City on favorable resignations thanks to Foden-De Bruyne duo

Guardiola’s satisfaction

Pep Guardiola (BT): “We faced a very difficult opponent to play. We had chances to score, we’ll see how it goes in Madrid. Today we had to be focused, it’s 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 Foden’s entry into the game, a decisive passer less than two minutes into the game: “We were playing well, but we needed special energy. Yes, I feel that it was the right decision (to put him into play) “

Kondogbia: “They knew how to take advantage of their opportunity”

Geoffrey Kondogbia (Atlético): “They knew how to take advantage of their opportunity, they had a chance and a half, and they knew how to take advantage of their opportunity. We played a complete match, we tried to defend well together. We fulfilled the coach’s game plan, we still have hope for the second leg In general, we had a serious game and we have to keep this mentality for the return.”

IT’S OVER ! CITY WINS ATLÉTICO 1 TO 0!

Led by the Foden-De Bruyne duo, Manchester City beat Atlético 1-0 in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals. Foden’s entry into the game at the appointed time will have changed everything in this match. The English gave De Bruyne a brilliant assist after a great ride. Guardiola’s players are in a favorable resignation before the second leg!

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 pushes for 2nd (MAN 1-0 ATL)

Another corner for Manchester City who want to finish off the point before the end of the game! It gives nothing!

85′ – Gabriel Jesus is cautioned with a yellow card (MAN 1-0 ATL)

Gabriel Jesús shows a yellow card for protest and will miss the second leg. It’s a bit silly!

83′ – Correa-Grealish altercation (MAN 1-0 ATL)

Pushed to the ground, Grealish receives a ball to the head, voluntarily sent by Correa! He warms up and the Argentine gets his yellow card.

80′ – THE GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CITY! (MEN 1-0 ATL)

Foden’s return changed everything! He dribbled Kondogbia and Reinildo into small spaces before crossing Bernardo again! The Portuguese displaces De Bruyne who turns on but Savic deflects by plate!

78′ – Atlético runs out of gas (MAN 1-0 ATL)

Simeone’s men try to come back on the scoreboard but they lack energy in the last gestures!

71′ – DE BRUYNE UNLOCKS THE SITUATION! (MEN 1-0 ATL)

This is Manchester City’s goal! Finding himself facing the surface, Phil Foden turns around and launches deep into De Bruyne who finishes powerfully with his right foot! And in a closed corner!

69′ – Yellow card for De Paul (MAN 0-0 ATL)

Just entering the game, Rodrigo de Paul shows 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 Jesús! Gundogan, Sterling and Mahrez walk off the field.

66′ – STERLING FALLS TO THE SURFACE (MEN 0-0 ATL)

De Bruyne throws Sterling deep and he collapses on the surface! He thinks Reinildo pushed him from behind! The referee doesn’t flinch.

63′ – LAPORTE HEADING (MEN 0-0 ATL)

8th corner of the game for Manchester City and Aymeric Laporte hits a great header! He takes the ball off the top of his head and can’t find the target!

61′ – THIS IS THE BIG NEWS OF THE SECOND PERIOD (MEN 0-0 ATL)

First shot on goal of the match!

59′ – TRIPLE CHANGE FOR EL ATLÉTICO (MAN 0-0 ATL)

Diego Simeone makes three changes at once! De Paul, Cunha and Correa enter instead of Koke, Griezmann and Llorente.

57′ – Sterling misses the mark (MAN 0-0 ATL)

Another free kick for Manchester City and De Bruyne plays fast to Sterling deep! The Englishman tries a sudden left foot but it is deflected!

54′ – OBLAK HIGHLIGHTS (MAN 0-0 ATL)

Very good early free kick 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 to the ground!

52′ – Atlético struggles on the counterattack (MAN 0-0 ATL)

Corner for City with a shot blocked by De Bruyne! Finally Atlético goes against Griezmann who shoots Llorente but the Spanish winger fails to straighten his shot!

47′ – What a run by Griezmann! (MAN 0-0 ATL)

Antoine Griezmann has returned with other intentions and leaves his field 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 kind of stats again in this second period!

NO GOALS FOR ETIHAD AT BREAK!

It’s rest! Manchester City and Atlético de Madrid temporarily leave with a 0-0 draw! Ultra-dominant but not very dangerous, City had scandalous possession but did not fit a shot and Simeone’s men ducked. The tactical battle continues!

44′ – No extra time (MAN 0-0 ATL)

There will be no added time in this match where shots on goal have not been seen! There’s tension but we’re still not having fun!

41′ – No penalty for City (MAN 0-0 ATL)

De Bruyne goes deep, seems pushed by Felipe and falls into the area! The public shouts but the VAR does not flinch at this action.

39′ – The gaps are found (MAN 0-0 ATL)

City keep turning the ball around and find De Bruyne shifted to the right! The Belgian focuses on first intention but Oblak finishes off well.

37′ – Blocks don’t work (MAN 0-0 ATL)

Great ball output from Atlético that goes to the back of the field and Llorente goes deep. Offside!

31′ – Atlético breaks the rhythm (MAN 0-0 ATL)

Whenever they can, Atlético de Madrid breaks the rhythm of this match to calm City’s ardor. It’s working fine for now!

29′ – The ball keeps spinning (MAN 0-0 ATL)

Opportunities are hard to come by for both teams! Possession goes back to City, who clean the windshield in front of the Atlético defence!

23′ – What a defense by Cancelo (MAN 0-0 ATL)

Finally an overflow of Joao Félix who tries to make the decision alone but Cancelo steals the ball! The Portuguese goes up by dribbling past three players!

21′ – Gundogan misses the goal (MAN 0-0 ATL)

Corner for City that plays two between De Bruyne and Mahrez! The ball reaches the entrance of the surface and Gundogan takes advantage… It’s very high!

17′ – Another very hot situation for Madrid (MAN 0-0 ATL)

Cancelo makes the difference from one side and gives Mahrez a cross in the area! Gundogan is close to volleying, but Savic defended well!

15′ – Atlético does not see the light (MAN 0-0 ATL)

A few minutes ago Atlético did not see the ball and ran everywhere. Diego Simeone is already very tense on his bench!

13′ – What a Sterling rush! (MAN 0-0 ATL)

Raheem Sterling falls on his left side and by force of hooks, the Englishman goes over two defenders! He gives it to Bernardo who falls in the area… The referee doesn’t say anything!

11′ – Laporte misses the goal (MAN 0-0 ATL)

Corner for City after shot blocked by De Bruyne! Belgian shot and Laporte is ahead but it’s next!

7′ – Heats up on the surface of Atléti (MAN 0-0 ATL)

Diego Simeone’s men press with a ball in the area that reaches De Bruyne! He can’t go on with a strike!

6′ – The Spanish without a solution (MAN 0-0 ATL)

Due to the pressure from City, Atlético is forced to extend the passes but against the Stones-Laporte-Aké trio it is a bit complicated.

3′ – Aké enters perfectly (MAN 0-0 ATL)

Long opening by Griezmann towards Llorente who quickly eats up Aké! The Dutchman tries a last minute tackle and takes the ball!

2′ – Gros pressing from City (MAN 0-0 ATL)

As soon as Atlético has the ball, Guardiola’s players put pressure on 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 the titans!

The compositions of the two teams, with Griezmann

The lineups have been announced by both teams.

The composition of Manchester City: Ederson – Aké, Laporte, Stones, Cancelo – Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne, Gündogan – Sterling, Mahrez

The composition of l’Atletico de Madrid: Oblak – Reinildo, Savic, Vrsaljko – Lodi, Koke, Kondogbia, Felipe, Llorente – Felix, Griezmann

Simeone praises the Citizens game

Diego Simeone, coach of Atlético de Madrid, praised the quality of Manchester City’s game. While the styles of the two teams are often opposed, the Argentine coach praised that of their English opponents.

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