Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will visit Madrid to face the second leg of the UCL quarter-finals against Atletico Madrid. This mouth-watering clash will go underway on Wednesday, 13 April 2022, at Wanda Metropolitano.
The Citizens are leading by 1-0 goals on aggregate after the first leg of this tie. The English side displayed a dominating performance against Atletico Madrid, keeping more than 70% of the balls. Diego Simeone’s defending tactics ended up conceding a goal in the 70th minute.
The super sub Phil Foden provided a magnificent assist for Kevin De Bruyne through the bus parking Atleti defense. The visiting side couldn’t register a single shot the whole match.
Wednesday’s second-leg clash will see a completely different Atletico side as the home team must overcome a goal deficit. In a must-win match, Diego Simeone will write a more attacking script in front of the home crowd.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola talks about his boys and Atletico Madrid before the match. He understands that things will get tougher in the territory of Atletico Madrid, where the home side will be more motivated and attacking.
Guardiola says that his boys can do better in the second leg than in the home ground.
“Yes, we can do better. It will be slightly different in the second leg than in Manchester.”
The Citizen boss anticipates an attacking approach from Simeone. He hints that Manchester City will be ready against Atletico Madrid, who will be motivated by the huge crowd and magnificent coach.
“We will have to be ready to defend in such moments. They have an incredible crowd and manager.”
Manchester City’s boss is expecting a win against the Spanish team.
“We travel with an intention to win.”
The second-leg clash between Atletico Madrid vs. Manchester City is expected to be much more competitive and eye-pleasing. Both the teams will play attacking football and give everything to book a spot in the semi-finals.