Welcoming Atletico Madrid at home in the quarter-finals of the Champions League first leg, Man City attacked immediately after the opening whistle. The away team actively retreated to defend the majority.
The students of coach Pep Guardiola created an overwhelming attack with the ball possession rate up to 70%. However, in front of a tight defense of Atletico Madrid, Man City fell into a deadlock in finding the opening goal. In the first half, Man City launched 6 shots but did not hit the target. Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid did not even have a shot during the first 45 minutes of play.
Man City has difficulty in front of Atletico Madrid’s large defense
Entering the second half, Man City continued to accelerate with the attack. Gundogan and De Bruyne They all have their own opportunities, but they don’t take advantage of them.
In the 68th minute, coach Pep Guardiola was forced to renew his attack when he launched Grealish, Foden and Jesus into the field. This change quickly took effect because only 2 minutes later, Phil Foden had a delicate slot to let Kevin De Bruyne escape to beat goalkeeper Oblak to open the scoring.
De Bruyne broke the deadlock for Man City with a goal in the 70th minute
In the 80th minute, Foden also broke through two Atletico players in the penalty area and opened a delicious opportunity for De Bruyne, but unfortunately, the Belgian player did not take advantage of it. In the end, Man City won at least 1-0 against Atletico Madrid. This result has brought an advantage to Pep Guardiola’s teachers and students before the second leg at Wanda Metropolitano.
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