Man City turn the tables on Atletico Madrid to qualify for the semis

(Football news) The game between Manchester City and Atlético Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano ended in a goalless draw. City qualified for the semi finals thanks to their 1-0 win at the Etihad last week. The goal for Kevin De Bruyne turned out to be the winner that made the difference. It was by no means an easy task for Manchester City to go through the round as Atlético Madrid put them through the grind.

The first leg saw Atleti play very defensive with almost no attacking ambitions but the second leg was a completely different scenario. Manchester City pretty much played the 'Atletico way' as they held on for dear life especially in the 2nd half. The Rojiblancos had a lot of chances to level the tie but weren't clinical enough. City always had a lot of players in the box to block off the shots. The bad news for Manchester City is that Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker were both subbed off with injuries while Joao Cancelo got booked and will miss the first leg against Real Madrid. The match ended in a complete brawl after Felipe was sent off for a challenge on Phil Foden with the players clashing in the tunnel as well.

Even though there were no goals in the game it was entertaining. Manchester City also had quite a few chances to extend their lead but couldn't manage to beat Jan Oblak. The game has taken a lot out of Manchester City both physically and mentally which could have an effect on them in the FA Cup Semi Final against Liverpool on the weekend. Liverpool on the other hand had the luxury to rest players against Benfica which gives them a massive advantage. Atletico Madrid will now switch their focus on finishing in the top 4 of the La Liga.

Also read: Liverpool reach CL semi-finals with high scoring draw against Benfica


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