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Fierce clash between City and Atletico Madrid in the Champions League tonight

Fierce clash between City and Atletico Madrid in the Champions League tonight


Posted: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 – 10:43 AM | Last Updated: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 – 10:43 am

The Champions League resumes their activities today, entering decisive roles, with Manchester City facing Atletico Madrid as the strongest match for the first leg of the quarter-finals takes place at nine in the evening. Spain..

Manchester City will play Atletico Madrid at Etihad Stadium in one of the most spectacular matches of the Champions League quarter-finals this season, with both teams considered to be the favorites to win the title in the past. Decade.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, who has been successful in restoring the team’s balance in recent weeks, after a series of negative results, was doubtful to continue in his post next season, testing City coach Pep Cardiola’s abilities. , Who succeeded in leading the team beyond this role.In the last 5 copies, this time he tries to finish it at the expense of Rojiblancos, although the task is difficult.

For his part, Atletico Madrid use the ability to win from the ground to overcome the barrier of the Citizens, as Spain have only managed three wins at this prestigious European Championship this season, all of which were away from home, especially against Porto and last against Manchester United at Old Trafford. .

In official statements about the match, Cardiola said: “Simeone is the master of the knockout stages. There are many matches during the match, and he faces a perfect variety of matches.”

For his part, Atletico Madrid defender Stefan Chavic said: “We know they are one of the strongest teams in the Champions League. But I think we have the quality and strength to play in this match against Manchester City, and we have opportunities to overcome them.”

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Atletico Madrid will miss one of its most important defensive elements, Jose Maria Jimenez, at the Manchester City meeting after the club announced that the Uruguayan defender was in pain after attending the La Liga Deportivo Alves meeting, without disclosing further details.

In the same context, the Atletico Madrid team that traveled to Manchester in the last few hours saw the presence of most of the stars of the team led by attacking trio Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann and Joa Felix, while the meeting will be managed by a Romanian referee. Stephen Kovacs.