Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 13 April 2022
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
At the Wanda Metropolitano, Manchester City and Atletico Madrid will play the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie.
Manchester City, the Premier League winners, will travel to Spain to play Atletico Madrid in a key UEFA Champions League match.
A place in the semi-finals is on the line, with only a goal separating the two teams, ensuring an exciting match.
Atletico Madrid is coming off a 1-0 loss to relegation-threatened Mallorca heading into the crucial second leg.
Mallorca achieved a double over Los Rojiblancos, denying them the chance to move up to second place in the table.
Manchester City, on the other hand, had a crucial match this weekend against Liverpool, which might decide the Premier League title.
After all was said and done, the Cityzens kept their one-point advantage at the top of the table with a 2-2 draw.
With seven games remaining in the Premier League season, Guardiola’s side has a strong chance to defend their crown.
While City is aiming for a treble, Atletico’s only chance of winning a trophy is in the Champions League.
Simeone has previously guided the team to two Champions League finals, and he may be able to use that experience against City.
Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City Head to head :
- The first leg of this corresponding tie at the Etihad is the only competitive meeting between the two teams so far.
- Atletico Madrid remain with 1 win from 5 matches against English Premier League clubs this season having lost twice to Liverpool in the group stage.
- In the round of 16, they drew City’s arch rivals Manchester United at the Metropolitano before killing off the tie with a narrow 1-0 margin at the Old Trafford.
- The La Liga giants have an good overall home record against English Premier League clubs having won 8 of the 17 so far, while posting 6 draws and 3 losses.
- At the same time, Manchester City have some work to do to improve their record in the Spanish soil after registering 3 wins from 11 visits so far, drew 1 and lost 7.
Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City Prediction :
When Atletico Madrid is expected to be down and out, they are the most dangerous. As a result, they could approach the match differently than they did the first leg.
At the very least, they should score a goal. Manchester City, on the other hand, are too good to miss out and might score twice to secure a place in the semi-finals.
Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City Team News :
Simeone will welcome Yannick Carrasco back into the Atletico fold after his suspension kept him out of the first-leg loss, and all players with two yellow cards will have their cautions wiped ahead of the semi-finals.
Hector Herrera, an MLS-bound midfielder, is still out, as is important defender Jose Gimenez, who is expected to miss the second game due to a calf injury, but Simeone is otherwise well-prepared for the second leg.
The hosts are anticipated to make at least one or two changes as a result of the rapid turnaround and a pair of demoralizing defeats, with Joao Felix expected to return alongside Renan Lodi and Sime Vrsaljko.
For the second leg, City just have two injury concerns, with Ruben Dias still dealing with a hamstring issue and teenage striker Cole Palmer dealing with an ankle problem.
The pair have a tiny chance of making the team, but Guardiola will not rush them back, and Gabriel Jesus’ start at the weekend may have been planned with this game in mind, given the attacker is currently suspended for accumulating too many bookings.
Kyle Walker has returned from his own European suspension, but Nathan Ake held down the fort at left-back in the first leg and will be hoping for another start over City’s frantic Easter break.
Atletico Madrid possible starting lineup:
Oblak; Savic, Felipe, Reinildo; Vrsaljko, Llorente, Koke, Lemar, Lodi; Griezmann, Felix
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Ake; Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Foden, Sterling