Atletico Madrid vs Man City LIVE: Champions League result, final score and reaction as City go through

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Manchester City travel to Atletico Madrid to take on the La Liga champions in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie tonight. Pep Guardiola’s men lead 1-0 on aggregate after Kevin De Bruyne’s strike earned them victory last Tuesday night at the Etihad Stadium.

De Bruyne scored again on Sunday as City where held to a 2-2 draw against Liverpool in the Premier League, leaving them top of the table and on course to regain the title they won last season. City are also on track for a treble-winning year as, on top of the Premier League, they face Atletico for a Champions League semi-final spot and play Liverpool again in the FA Cup semis on Saturday.

That isn’t to say Pep Guardiola will be looking too far ahead. Atlético Madrid are a defensively solid team that have home advantage this evening. Diego Simeone’s men didn’t have a shot on target during the first leg but their gameplan was to remain in the tie and take the attack to City at home. The deficit is only one goal and City will have to be close to their best to ensure they reach the next round.

Awaiting the winner of this quarter-final tie are Real Madrid who knocked out Chelsea 5-4 on aggregate after a fantastic match at the Santiago Bernabeu last night.

Follow all the action as Atletico host Man City in the Champions League quarter-finals:

Atletico Madrid vs Man City

  • FULL-TIME! Atletico Madrid 0-0 Man City (agg 0-1). City go through

  • Man City will face Real Madrid in Champions League semi-finals

  • 30’ - POST! Gundogan hits the post for City (0-0, agg 0-1)

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But this is the headline. Manchester City will play Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

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The police have gone down the tunnel now. It was mayhem at the end there. Can’t lie, after 85 minutes of rather turgid football, that was scenes at the end.

Would have been fascinating if Atletico had scored just to see what would have happened.

Remember: this is what made Atletico a great team. They’re not just going to stop those antics because some English football fans disagree with it.

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Manchester City are through to the semi-finals of the Champions League after an ugly war at the Wanda Metropolitano.

A quite remarkable end as Atletico Madrid showed the very worst of what they’re about.

But City are through. That’s the headline.

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90+12 mins: OH WHAT A CHANCE! The ball drops to Correa in the box and his shot is beaten away by Ederson!

AND THAT’S IT!

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90+12 mins: Play eventually resumes and Foden wins a throw for Manchester City.

We are into the 12th minute of stoppage time.

Atletico come forward.

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90+11 mins: Simeone has been booked for coming onto the pitch. This match is still not over!

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90+10 mins: Fernandinho is down no off the ball. Savic is also down with cramp.

Simeone has run onto the pitch to confront his own player Savic! His head has totally gone and it’s utter chaos.

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90+8 mins: Carrasco whips the ball in with pace and Ederson dives to put a strong punch on it! Really good goalkeeping.

Simeone is then orchestrating the crowd by applauding their noise. The atmosphere is quite remarkable all of a sudden!

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90+7 mins: The Atletico Madrid technical area is FILLED with staff and players. This is a truly chaotic atmosphere.

Oh and here’s a chance! Carrasco chops inside from the left-hand touchline and is fouled JUST outside the area by Cancelo.

A last opportunity to fizz a ball into the area.

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90+6 mins: Chance for City! Sterling slides Gundogan in but Oblak denies him with his legs!

Then Foden goes in the book for a late challenge. It’s hard to keep up at the end of this game!

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90+5 mins: Atletico have the ball and are trying to find a way to conjure up one last attack with the 10 men they still have on the field.

It’s a chaotic atmosphere now. Is there a twist in the tale?

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90+ mins: Now we’re being told there is nine minutes of stoppage time? Confusion around the stadium, but the game carries on.

Now Riyad Mahrez is booked for taking an age with the free-kick.

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90+3 mins: Amongst all that there was three minutes of stoppage time added. We have already played all of that but of course it will have to go on as it was marred by the ugly scenes.

Fernandinho is then chopped down. It’s gotten very ugly.

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90 mins: RED CARD! But Felipe is off! He has to make the long walk back to the dressing room for a second yellow card. That poor challenge on Foden has seen him be dismissed. Can’t have any complaints.

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90 mins: Savic goes in the book. That would mean the referee has said that he saw what Savic did and doesn’t deem it to be a red card.

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89 mins: ANOTHER HUGE CHANCE! Carrasco finds himself in behind the defence and he pulls it across but it’s just behind Suarez and ends up bouncing away! How did that not go in?

Oh and now it’s chaos! Felipe has left a boot in on Foden and Savic storms over in an incredibly aggressive manner. Did he headbutt a City player?

There’s a huge melee and VAR are looking at a possible red card.

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88 mins: Is there one last opportunity for the hosts?

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87 mins: OH SO CLOSE! A great ball over the top finds Correa. He chests it down but the shot which comes in from Cunha is blocked sensationally by Stones!

Then the resulting corner is flapped at by Ederson and Savic can’t quite hook it into an empty net!

Chances go begging for Atletico. They won’t get many more of them.

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85 mins: Rodri goes in the book for a late challenge. Kondogbia then reacts after being caught in the face by the referee. That’s taking ‘appeal for everything’ a little too far.

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84 mins: De Paul picks the ball up and suddenly it’s three-on-three. He finds Suarez who is up against Stones but the Uruguayan fails to keep the ball under control and City snuff out the danger.

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83 mins: Ederson claims a tame ball and Llorente decides to push Ake over the top of him for no good reason. He then smirks as if he didn’t do anything.

Bizarre.

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82 mins: Thomas Lemar goes off as Luis Suarez enters the fray. Joao Felix is also going off for Matheus Cunha.

Last throw of the dice for Simeone.

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81 mins: Llorente is very late on Fernandinho on the near touchline and he goes in the book. He’ll miss the first leg of the semi-final... if they can find a goal.

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80 mins: Correa breaks forward and outmuscles Fernandinho. De Paul then picks it up before Correa takes it off him and tries his luck with a shot which whistles a couple of yards wide.

Suarez is getting ready to come on.

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79 mins: Guardiola senses a little danger. Bernardo Silva makes way for Fernandinho.

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78 mins: Correa has gone down here and the Atletico fans are calling for a penalty. Cancelo makes a bit of contact when trying to hook the ball clear but there wasn’t enough in that.

Reinildo then whips a cross in which reaches De Paul and his effort zips wide of the post.

All hands to the pump for Manchester City.

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76 mins: Still no Luis Suarez. Quite surprising given he is, at the very least, a body in the penalty area.

It’s 3-2 to Liverpool at Anfield - 6-4 on aggregate. Safe to say the two ties being played tonight have been played in very different spirits.

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74 mins: Kyle Walker cannot continue. He is replaced by Nathan Ake.

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73 mins: 20 minutes to find a goal for Atletico Madrid.

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73 mins: De Paul tries an ambitious cross from deep but it’s a good 20 yards in front of Felix and out for a goal kick.

Ederson takes an age with his goal kick and the whistles begin again from the Atletico supporters.

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71 mins: Walker is going to continue for now but he is definitely limping.

Atletico come forward and that’s a chance! Felix begins the move as he nutmegs one City player and lays it to Koke. It comes to Llorente who sets it back into the path of De Paul but his curling effort drifts just wide.

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69 mins: Walker has got to his feet but he looks to be in an awful lot of pain.

Meanwhile, Atletico are making THREE changes. Yannick Carrasco is on for Griezmann, Rodrigo de Paul is on for Koke, and Angel Correa on for Lodi.

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67 mins: Lodi leaves one in on Walker when the England international clears the ball away.

At a second glance there wasn’t actually much in it, but Walker has stayed down. Think he may have felt something in his back.

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65 mins: First substitution of the game. Raheem Sterling comes on for Kevin de Bruyne.

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65 mins: Silva momentarily looks like he’s started an attack deep inside the Atletico half when he nicks the ball away from Kondogbia. But no, the referee blows for a foul. Very soft.

Llorente tries a long diagonal towards Felix but Walker chests back to Ederson.

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64 mins: When Manchester City get the ball they don’t know what to do with it. It goes from Cancelo to Laporte to Stones to Walker and then back again.

It’s not up to them to commit to trying to score. But will they rue not trying to put the tie to bed?

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62 mins: The pitch opens up for Koke and he looks to loop a ball over the top for Felix but it’s safely into the arms of Ederson.

Simeone is gesticulating wildly on the sidelines. He senses that this is the time.

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60 mins: Ederson looks to try and take the sting out of the Atletico players’ momentum as he waits to play a pass for a good 10 seconds. But it’s straight back to the hosts as City go long with their build-up play.

This is a really testing time for the English champions.

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58 mins: The crowd sense something could be happening for their side here now. They are swarming the City players like bees.

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57 mins: SO CLOSE FOR ATLETICO! That’s the closest they’ve come in the entire tie.

Llorente drifts inside and plays it to Felix on the edge of the area. The Portuguese forward lays it off to Griezmann and the World Cup winner tries his luck with a dipping shot from 20 yards out which dips inches wide of Ederson’s right-hand post.

Warning signs for Manchester City.

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56 mins: Simeone angrily protests an offside against Griezmann. It was a good three yards offside.

Llorente swings a cross into Felix but it’s a touch to high for him and his header loops over the top. Better from the hosts.

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54 mins: Koke drills a 70-yard pass over the top of the City defence and Felix is close to getting on the end of it but Ederson comes out to sweep again.

Lodi then tries a curled cross from the left which Felix flings his body at but he isn’t quite long enough. And he was offside anyway.

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52 mins: Atletico commit a few men forward and that offers up the space for De Bruyne to sprint into when City break. He gallops into the Atletico half but his touch is a little heavy and Koke comes across to clatter the ball out of play

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50 mins: Lodi tries to find Felix in behind but Stones comes across to cut it out and the Portuguese forward had gone a little too early anyway.

Now City settle into their slow passing rhythm.

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48 mins: Atletico starting the second half like they started the first. But can they keep it going this time? The life went out of them 10 minutes into the first period.

The Wanda Metropolitano is in full voice just now.

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47 mins: Good chance early on for Atletico at the start of the half! Savic plays a lovely swinging ball in behind for Griezmann. He moves into the penalty area and gets his shot away but it takes a nick off Laporte and goes behind for a corner.

In comes the set-piece... out it goes from the City defence.

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46 mins: We’re back underway for the second half.

We have had one change. Phil Foden has swapped a grey bandage for a blue one. No personnel switches though.

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Second leg coming up. BT Sport’s Rio Ferdinand said Atletico have been much improved from the second leg, ‘taking the game’ to Manchester City at times.

We are clearly watching two very different games, Rio.

Atletico’s xG for that first half: 0.03.

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This. Atletico are almost trying to fight their way to the semi-finals.

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It’s been that kind of performance from Atletico Madrid so far. What we’ve come to expect from a Simeone team, really.

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Half-time: That’s half-time. It has been a controlled 45 minutes from Manchester City without them being their flowing best.

Atletico have offered next to nothing after a relatively fast start made it look like they were going to come and attack tonight. They haven’t and 0-0 at the break is a symbol of that.

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45+3 mins: Three minutes of stoppage time for the injury to Foden.

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45 mins: Felix turns Rodri and tries to get away but loses out. The referee gives a free-kick to Atletico and the home side immediately surround the official because they want a yellow card. Not great to see.

It’s been a tranquil half of football which has been typified by Atletico’s aggression.

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44 mins: City probe once more and Mahrez has another go at beating Lodi down the line, drawing a corner from the Atletico defender.

It’s swung in and a number of bodies go down but it’s Oblak who makes contact with the ball to punch clear.

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42 mins: Mahrez does well to leave Lodi on the floor with his quick feet. He tries to cut in and shoot but there are three Atletico players in front of him and he can’t find a way past the first.

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40 mins: I hate to say it, but this is put-you-to-sleep football at the moment. Every now and again Manchester City look a little threatening, but for the most part it is City controlling the game without wanting to overcommit. The poor quality of the match is largely down to Atletico, though.

Cancelo finds Foden in behind but he can’t work an angle and ends up having to run 40 yards away from the goal before playing a pass.

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38 mins: Griezmann with a poor challenge - yet another from an Atletico Madrid player. He leaves one on Cancelo and the Portuguese defender is dumbfounded that there isn’t a booking.

De Bruyne comes away with the ball in the middle of the park and feeds Cancelo. He chops back inside onto his right foot and fires an audacious shot well over the top.

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36 mins: Half a chance for the Spanish champions. Llorente is found at the back post and he plays it back to Kondogbia who tries his luck from 25 yards out but it’s comfortable for Ederson.

A little better from Atletico. They committed four men into the box. A rare sight.

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34 mins: Atletico Madrid are now a lot deeper than they were in the opening 15 minutes. It’s as if those two good chances for City have shaken the hosts up. They realise if they push up then they will be punished.

Simeone has to take a chance at some point, though.

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32 mins: City drive forward again. De Bruyne slides Foden in on the left of the penalty area and his low cross is begging to be tapped home but Reinildo manages to put it behind for a corner with Mahrez closing in.

The visitors are turning the screw.

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30 mins: SO CLOSE FOR CITY! I was just about to say Manchester City need to make the most of this possession and suddenly they click into gear.

Mahrez plays a sumptuous ball into Walker who pulls the ball back. It’s initially cleared away but falls to Gundogan whose effort hits the base of the post. He then tries a diving header on the follow-up but it’s blocked and away.

There was also a check for a potential penalty on De Bruyne but nothing came of it.

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28 mins: Griezmann isn’t blessed with pace is he. The Frenchman gallops (or tries to gallop) down the right but Cancelo easily gets back to him and stops him from finding a teammate.

It’s been a quiet 15 minutes inside the Wanda Metropolitano.

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26 mins: Laporte tries to find Foden on the left-hand side but he clips it straight out of play. Again though, it comes straight back to the Premier League champions.

After an end-to-end opening 10 minutes, City have now begun to dictate the tempo with consummate ease.

Foden tries his luck on the edge of the box and it spins to De Bruyne who hits it on the volley bu Reinildo blocks superbly.

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24 mins: Felipe with a foul on Kevin de Bruyne and this time he does go into the book. Should have got one for the awful challenge on Foden.

Justice done.

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22 mins: We cut to a shot of Luis Suarez on the bench. Just a reminder of the firepower Atletico do have to call upon if they need to.

A lull in the game over these past few minutes. City happy to keep the ball without really playing an incisive pass.

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20 mins: Mahrez lets a pass roll under his foot as a lengthy build-up from City results in an Atletico throw.

Griezmann looks for Felix over the top but Ederson is straight out to head away! 25 yards from his own goal? Not a problem for the Brazilian keeper.

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18 mins: City look to take the sting out of the early Atletico pressure. They knock the ball around slowly between their defensive players as whistles and boos ring around the stadium.

Atletico finally force a throw-in but City have it back straight away. The crowd dies down for the first time in the match.

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16 mins: Phil Foden is going to carry on but he has definitely felt the effects of that strong, poor challenge.

We resume as Atletico look to pick a way through the City defence but a long pass to Griezmann is cut out by Cancelo.

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15 mins: Phil Foden is now having a bandage applied to his head after that shocking challenge.

No yellow card for Felipe, by the way. Ridiculous.

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13 mins: Oh dear! Phil Foden has gone down after an horrific push in the back from Felipe as they were both jumping for the ball.

Felipe clearly meant that and Foden landed on his stomach and head. Horrific. Jack Grealish immediately told to warm up as Foden receives treatment.

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11 mins: Manchester City earn themselves a corner and De Bruyne swings it in wonderfully onto the head of John Stones who has a free header but can only direct it over the top.

His shirt was being pulled as he tried to find room but the referee and VAR were not interested.

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9 mins: De Bruyne hooks an inviting ball over the top for Gundogan but it’s a little beyond the German. It eventually does find its way to Gundogan but his shot drifts a few yards wide.

Man City beginning to get a foothold in the match after a rather frantic start.

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7 mins: Manchester City definitely would not have been expecting this fast start from Atletico Madrid. It’s night and day from the first leg eight days ago.

Felix finds Lodi on the left where there is so much space for Atletico early on here. Mahrez and Walker quickly recover to shut down the space and recover City’s defensive structure.

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5 mins: Atletico clearly want to be more on the front foot tonight. They are pushing right up when Manchester City have the ball in their own half.

City get lucky! Llorente charges forward down the right and nearly finds Felix in acres of space inside the box but Walker manages to hook the ball away with a rather sloppy clearance. He got lucky there, the England defender.

And now City break! End to end already! Stark contrast to last week.

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2 mins: Manchester City immediately assume control of possession and begin to build from inside their own half.

That was careless though! Kyle Walker is robbed of the ball and Atletico look to break quickly before Rodri snuffs out the danger.

Llorente tries a ball in behind for Felix but Walker calmly nods back to Ederson.

Atletico pressing a lot higher up already!

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1 min: KICK-OFF! We are underway inside the Wanda Metropolitano.

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The Champions League anthem is greeted with deafening boos from around the Wanda Metropolitano. A little strange but it is making for an incredible atmosphere.

Here we go then! Handshakes from the two managers. Everybody is ready. Let’s do this!

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There is nothing to suggest Manchester City will be overawed by the atmosphere tonight though.

They have gone and won in places like Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain in the past under Guardiola.

This is merely another test of their credentials as they bid to become European champions. These are the sort of nights which will put that under strain.

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It’s an oh so tasty setting for the second leg of a Champions League quarter-final. A real treat.

Let’s hope the football lives up to the billing.

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Safe to say this isn’t the part of Spain that Pep Guardiola is most loved.

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A reminder of the two teams as we are just over 10 minutes until kick-off.

Atletico Madrid XI: Oblak, Savic, Felipe, Reinildo, Llorente, Kondogbia, Koke, Lemar, Lodi, Griezmann, João Félix.

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Bernardo, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Foden.

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A reminder that Liverpool are also hosting Benfica in the Champions League this evening.

Jurgen Klopp’s side lead 3-1 ahead of their second leg against the Portuguese side at Anfield tonight.

You can follow that one here.

Liverpool vs Benfica LIVE: Latest Champions League updates

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Both sets of players are out warming up on the pitch. The Atletico squad in particular look dialled in and focused as kick-off fast approaches.

There is no doubt Diego Simeone will have his players locked in and ready to go. If there is one man I wouldn’t to disappoint on a night like tonight it would be the Argentine.

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Former Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier has been hailing Diego Simeone in the build-up to this one.

He told BBC Radio 5 Live: “Diego Simeone is unbelievable to play for. He improved me as a defender, he worked me so hard on my own.

“He is a relentless coach. He is one of those managers where you need to run and you rarely get days off.”

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Manchester City are still waiting for their first Champions League trophy. Pep Guardiola has not won the competition since 2011.

It’s a long time coming for both club and manager. This year is as good a time as any for them both to break that hoodoo.

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Ready in red.

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Atletico Madrid failed to record a single shot under Diego Simeone for the first time since he arrived at the club last week in Manchester.

They will certainly need to show an awful lot more in the final third if they are going to go through this evening.

For starters, they need to shoot.

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Well, well. Miguel has certainly nailed his prediction to the mast.

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Just 40 minutes until kick-off at the Wanda Metropolitano this evening. There is definitely a big game feeling about tonight.

You feel this could well be seismic in Manchester City’s season.

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‘Why Pep Guardiola’s history with Diego Simeone will shape Man City’s showdown with Atletico Madrid’, by Miguel Delaney.

Why Pep Guardiola’s history with Diego Simeone will shape City vs Atletico

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Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho revealed earlier this week that he will leave the club at the end of the season.

He said: “I have decided with my family that we will go and that is the most important thing. I want to continue playing first-team football.

“I will go back to Brazil for sure.”

Pep Guardiola was later told about the revelation by the press.

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Little pre-match kick around as the Manchester City players get themselves accustomed to the wonderful Madrid stadium.

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19:07 , Dylan Terry

Fun fact: Manchester City have a 100 per cent winning record against Atletico Madrid.

Another fun fact: The first time the two sides met was last week.

Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City

19:04 , Dylan Terry

It will be a full stadium inside the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid tonight as they look to push their side on towards a semi-final place in the Champions League.

But can they do it?

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Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City

19:00 , Dylan Terry

Despite many predicting that three English teams would make it through to the semi-finals, there is now a good chance three Spanish sides could make up the last four.

Real Madrid and Villarreal are already there. Atletico Madrid will hope to join them this evening.

Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City

18:55 , Dylan Terry

Pep Guardiola believes the match this evening will not resemble the sort of game that played out last week in Manchester.

He said: “It will be a different game, not like last week. They (Atletico) at home with their fans behind them.

“From what I remember from knockout games they (Atletico) have - really exciting moments in the (Vicente) Calderon, at the Wanda (Metropolitano) - they create problems, defend and counter.

They (Atletico) will be more intense in the top half of the field than they were the other night. We adapt and if we’re losing we go with everything to get it back. If we’re on top maybe we sit a bit deeper.

“We have to play our game, what we have done these years. Always need 11 in knockout stages, focus on our game-plan. Win this game, help the other guys.”

Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City

18:50 , Dylan Terry

Atletico Madrid XI: Oblak, Savic, Felipe, Reinildo, Llorente, Kondogbia, Koke, Lemar, Lodi, Griezmann, João Félix.

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Bernardo, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Foden.

Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City

18:44 , Dylan Terry

Manchester City’s last defeat in a two-legged Champions League tie was three years ago when Tottenham beat them on away goals in the quarter-finals.

Since then they have lost to Lyon over one leg and been beaten by Chelsea in the final.

Also, remember they cannot go out on away goals this evening because that rule no longer exists in the Champions League.

Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City

18:40 , Dylan Terry

On the two occasions when Atletico Madrid have been trailing by a single goal following the away leg of a Champions League knockout tie, they have gone on to win.

The first of those occasions was in 2015 when they lost the first leg of their last 16 tie against Bayer Leverkusen 1-0, before winning the second leg 1-0 and getting the victory on penalties.

And then in 2016 they lost 2-1 to Barcelona in the first leg of their quarter-final before winning the home leg 2-0.

Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City

18:36 , Dylan Terry

More from Simeone’s presser as he outlined Manchester City’s style of play and how he plans to combat it.

He said: “We are playing a team that plays excellent football – dynamic, great in possession, fast transitions. They make the most of every little space they find but we have the excitement and eagerness and whatever we can generate.

“Obviously excitement alone will not do, we will need to prove something else on the pitch to make the most of our style, but we will try to play.

“We are not going to go too far from what we normally do. We will go for the perfect timing to try to create what we can do. Anything can happen on the pitch.”

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