Manchester City produced an excellent game against Spanish side Atletico Madrid to advance to the next stage of the Uefa Champions League which is the semi-finals. They will play another Spanish side Real Madrid with the hope of advancing to the final again.
Manchester City Escape Atletico to face Real Madrid
Knowing a clean sheet would be enough to seal the tie, Manchester City kept their cool in the face of a hostile home crowd and intimidation from a physical Atleti side showing far more ambition than in the first leg. Ilkay Gundogan could have made life much easier for the English Premier League side by slotting in from close range, but the ball met the bar in the first half.
Atletico ended the contest with 10 men when defender Felipe was shown a second yellow card for a dangerous follow-through on Phil Foden, having received his first for an arm that drew blood from the England international’s head.
Real Madrid, who knocked out defending champions Chelsea will now be hoping to knock out another English Premier League side while Man City will be hoping to advance to a second successive appearance in the final of Europe’s premier club competition should Liverpool beat Villarreal.
They lead the Premier League by one point from second-placed Liverpool – and face Jurgen Klopp’s Reds in an FA Cup semi-final this Saturday.