Man City beat Atletico Madrid in UCL.


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Man City beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 in the first leg of UCL quarterfinal at Etihad Stadium.

Man City
Kevin De Bruyne

Lineups

Manchester City

English champions fielded a 4-3-3 lineup with Mahrez, Bernardo and Sterling upfront.

De Bruyne, Rodri and Gundogan started in the middle with Cancelo and Ake as full backs.

Stones and Laporte partnered as centre halves.

Atletico Madrid

Well, on paper Atletico started with a 5-3-2 formation with Griezmann and Felix uptop.

Kondogbia, Koke and Llorente started in the middle.

The 5 defenders were Reinildo, Felipe,Savic, Lodi and Vrsaljko.

Oblak started in the goal.

Match Report

This match was supposed to be an interesting encounter but,the game was completely dead.

Atletico Madrid shifted to a 5-5-0 formation with literally parking two buses in front of City.

We expected Atletico to be defensive but, this was insane.Madrid had 0 shots.

Atletico had 27% of the possession and literally created nothing.

This was nearly a Diego Someone masterclass.

City players were very frustrated and were getting very anxious in the second half.

Man City had 73% possession and had 15 shots.

But,De Bruyne’s goal in the 69th minute made their way out of the match.

Phil Foden was the player who changed the game after coming on from the bench.

Man City
Phil Foden

Finally, City has got something to hold on to.

The second leg will take place at Wanda Metropolitano.

We can expect a similar game with Atletico just going for counters.

Man City beat Atletico Madrid


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