Match of the week: Atletico Madrid-Manchester City
By cy.Reporter, 13 April, 2022
Atletico Madrid-Manchester City, second match of the quarterfinals of the Champions League, stadium: "Wanda Metropolitano", 22:00, cytavision4
Atletico Madrid and Manchester City face each other in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals, with the hosts wanting to win by two goals to qualify after the 1-0 away defeat of the first leg by Manchester United. On the other hand, the guests want to leave Madrid without losing to celebrate the qualification.
He only wants victory
With the sole goal of victory, Atletico Madrid will line up in tonight's match. Diego Simeone's team does not have the margins to appear as in the first match where they did not make a final effort at the end of the first half. This time it is necessary to prevail with one goal to go the game to extra time and with two goals difference to qualify. In the last match for the championship, Atletico was defeated by Mallorca 1-0.
To leave unscathed
In order not to lose, Manchester City will line up in tonight's match. Pep Guardiola's team wants to defend the 1-0 advantage of the first match and qualify for the semifinals of the institution. The "Citizens" come from the 2-2 home draw with Liverpool for the championship and will give in a few days another demanding match.
Plus and minus
+ Has achieved three consecutive home victories in all competitions
-In the last five home games in the Champions League he has not been able to win
+ She is unbeaten in the last five matches in all competitions
- Has conceded four goals in its last five away games in the Champions League
In the last five matches in all competitions, Atletico Madrid has two defeats and three victories
In the last five matches in all competitions Manchester City has two draws and three wins
Atletico Madrid have scored before halftime in their last four home games
In their last five away matches in the Champions League, Manchester City has three wins and two defeats
In three of the last five matches of Manchester City in all competitions, less than 2.5 goals have been scored.
In the previous match, Manchester City prevailed
Simeone: "We will do what we know how to do"
Atletico Madrid may only need the victory to hope for qualification, but Diego Simeone said that his team will not leave the plan they know. "We are not going to stay too far from what we know how to do very well. We hope to be able to combine better, have faster transitions and faster counterattacks. We hope our key players find themselves on a fantastic night. "Anything can happen, everything has to do with moments."
Guardiola: "Different match"
Pep Guardiola expects to see a different approach from Atletico Madrid. "It will be a different match, they play at home and a special atmosphere is expected. There will be times when they will be aggressive in their game and we should try to calm it down. In the first game they defended the whole match and this will not happen again. "Playing with Atletico at home is very difficult."
Atletico Madrid 5-3-2: Oblak, Vrsaliko, Savic, Felipe, Reynaldo, Carrasco, Kontogbia, Giorente, Koke, Griezmann, Joao Felix
Manchester City 4-3-3: Moraes, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Cancello, Rodri, De Bruyne, Guidogan, Fontaine, Sterling, Mahrez