Manchester City defeated Atlético Madrid 1-0 in the quarter-finals of the Champions League at home. Next Wednesday is the return in Madrid.
The English – with Nathan Aké in the base – did not let grass grow in the first company and often showed themselves in front of Atlético keeper Jan Oblak. That did not lead to really great opportunities. In fact, there was not a single shot on goal in the first half. The team looked in vain for a way to break up Atletico, but coach Pep Guardiola had a big task waiting in the dressing room.
Diego Simeone’s team, lurking on the counter, could also count the outbreaks on one hand before half-time.
Manchester City, which has not lost a home game in Europe for three and a half years, went looking for the opening goal after the break. But at the start of the second half, not much seemed to have changed compared to the first half.