Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City
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Atletico Madrid will take on Manchester City in the second leg of the UCL quarter-final tie on Wednesday, 13 April 2022, at Wanda Metropolitano, the home of Atleti.

The home side is behind by 1-0 goals on aggregate after the first leg in Manchester. Wednesday’s clash is a must-win match for Diego Simeone’s side to book a spot in the semi-finals.

Match Basic:

  • Date: Wednesday, 13 April 2022
  • Time: 7:00 pm GMT, 3:00 pm ET
  • Venue: Wanda Metropolitano, the home of Atletico Madrid
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Live Stream: Paramount Plus

Preview

Manchester City will visit Madrid to play the second leg of the quarter-final tie with 1-0 goal leads on aggregate. The Citizens defeated Atletico Madrid by 1-0 goals at the Etihad Stadium. Diego Simeone’s side played a defensive match in Manchester, unable to register a single shot. The Manchester boys broke the deadlock in the 70th minute, with Phil Foden’s assist to Kevin de Bruyne’s finish.

It will be a must-win match for Atletico Madrid in front of the home crowd. As there is no Away Goals rule in the UEFA Champions League this season, a win for Atletico Madrid by a single goal margin will push the match to extra time.

On the other hand, the English side will need a draw to qualify for the semi-finals. This season, Manchester City is in good rhythm, both in the EPL and UCL. They are the league toppers, a point ahead of Liverpool with 7 matches to go. In the last match, the Citizens displayed a magnificent show in their 2-2 draw against Liverpool, maintaining 1st place in the EPL table.

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The must-win equation for the home side will make it a much more competitive game than it was in the first leg. Diego Simeone’s side should put up an attacking display motivated by the home crowd and magnificent coach.

Key Players

Kevin de Bruyne, Philip Foden, and Riyad Mahrez should be the key players for the Citizens. Phil Foden and Kevin de Bruyne combined nicely to score the only goal in the first leg. The Belgian attacking midfielder Kevin de Bruyne should be the biggest threat in this match with his unparalleled passing and shooting prowess. The Algerian striker Riyad Mahrez scored 6 goals in the UCL this season, the highest for the English side.

Atletico Madrid’s key players should be Luis Suarez, Joao Felix, and Antoine Griezmann against Manchester City in the second leg. The French forward Antoine Griezmann has scored 4 goals for Atletico Madrid, their highest in the UCL this season.

Atletico Madrid vs. Manchester City Possible Lineup

Manchester City will get a boost defensively with the return of Ruben Dias from injury and Kyle Walker from a three-match ban in the competition. The Portuguese defender Ruben Dias is unlikely to start the match. Kyle Walker can be included to start at the right-back position.

Manchester City Lineup (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo; Kevin de Bruyne, Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan; Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling

Atletico Madrid also gets an injury boost as Yannick Carrasco will be available to start the match. Jaoa Felix, Renan Lodi, and Thomas Lemar are available. Jose Gimenez will be unavailable due to injury.

Atletico Madrid Lineup (3-5-2): Jan Oblak; Savic, Felipe, Reinildo; Marcos Llorente, Koke, Kondogbia, Thomas Lemar, Renan Lodi; Joao Felix, Antoine Griezmann

Head to Head

Atletico Madrid and Manchester City were head-to-head only once, the 1st-leg of this quarter-final tie. Hence, Manchester City is ahead by a 1-0 win.

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The two managers, Pep Guardiola and Diego Simeone, met 5 times in European competitions, including the 1st-leg last week. Guardiola wins 3, draws 1, and Simeone wins 1.

In the UCL 2015-2016 season, Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid knocked out Guardiola’s Bayern Munich by 2-2 goals on aggregate, on away goals rule in the Semi-Finals, only to lose against Real Madrid in the final.

Prediction

Atletico Madrid will surely play more attacking football in this must-win match. Manchester City is expected to have the ball more, though it will be a sweating battle. This clash will be a competitive 2nd-leg battle for a spot into the semi-finals.

Manchester City should end the match with at least a draw to qualify for the final four.

Prediction: Atletico Madrid 1-1 Manchester City

How to Watch Atletico Madrid vs. Man City Online?

UEFA Champions League, the biggest club football competition, has a wide range of broadcasting partners all across the globe. You cannot miss a single minute of football magic wherever you are.

In the United States, CBS will broadcast live all the UCL actions in English. If you are interested in live streaming, you can watch the stream on Paramount Plus. FuboTV offers a free trial service for new subscribers.

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