Manchester City 1-0 Atlético Madrid: Kevin de Bruyne’s goal gives hosts slim lead

Kevin de Bruyne has scored six goals and created five in his last 12 Champions League knockout ties

Kevin de Bruyne’s second-half goal handed Manchester City the win as they overcame usually fierce resistance from Atletico Madrid in their Champions League quarter-final first leg at the Etihad Stadium.

Diego Simeone’s side played with their signature defensive discipline, limiting City to very few opportunities until De Bruyne surged to make the breakthrough 20 minutes from time.

Phil Foden, as a substitute, produced the magic moment to unlock Atletico with a perfect pass through the legs of Reinildo for De Bruyne past goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

It was the decisive moment in the tightest fixture, but City manager Pep Guardiola’s wild celebration illustrated what it means to take even a slim lead at Madrid for the second leg on April 13.

More soon.

player of the match

AkeNathan Ake

Atlético Madrid

  1. squad number13player nameOblak

  2. squad number7player nameJoao Felix

  3. squad number14player nameMarcos Llorente

  4. squad number6player nameKoke

  5. squad number8player nameGriezmann

  6. squad number23player nameReinildo

  7. squad number18player nameFelipe

  8. squad number4player nameKondogbia

  9. squad number12player nameRenan Lodi

  10. squad number15player nameSavic

  11. squad number24player nameVrsaljko

  12. squad number5player namefrom Paul

  13. squad numbertenplayer nameCorrea

  14. squad number19player nameMatheus Cunha

  15. squad number11player nameOn Tue

Alignments

City of Man

Training 4-3-3

  • 31EdersonBooked at 90 minutes
  • 27to cancel
  • 5Rocks
  • 14The door
  • 6Ake
  • 17De Bruyne
  • 16Rodri
  • 8GundoganReplaced byGrealishat 68′minutes
  • 26MahrezReplaced byFodenat 68′minutes
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 7SterlingReplaced byGabriel Jesusat 68′minutesBooked at 85 minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Gabriel Jesus
  • tenGrealish
  • 11Zinchenko
  • 13Steffen
  • 25Fernandinho
  • 33carson
  • 47Foden
  • 56Egan Riley
  • 79Mbete

Atl Madrid

Training 5-3-2

  • 13Oblak
  • 24VrsaljkoBooked at 90 minutes
  • 15Savic
  • 18Felipe
  • 23Mandava
  • 12Lodi dos Santos
  • 14LlorenteReplaced bySantos Carneiro Da Cunhaat 60′minutes
  • 6KokeReplaced byfrom Paulat 60′minutesBooked at 69 mins
  • 4Kondogbia
  • 8GriezmannReplaced byCorreaat 60′minutesBooked at 83 mins
  • 7SequeiraReplaced byOn Tueat 81′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1The count
  • 5from Paul
  • 9Suarez
  • tenCorrea
  • 11On Tue
  • 17Wass
  • 19Santos Carneiro Da Cunha
  • 22hermoso
  • 26Serrano Martinez
  • 31Gomez
  • 47Camara Silva

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