Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City live stream, BT Sport, Wednesday 13 April, 8pm BST
Manchester City will be looking to complete the job on Wednesday after a first-leg victory over Atletico Madrid.
Diego Simeone’s side made life difficult for Pep Guardiola’s charges in the first meeting between the teams last week. Atletico sat deep, blocked off space in central areas and defended with organisation, bite and resolve at the Etihad Stadium.
In the end, though, that was not enough for the Spanish champions to leave Manchester with the 0-0 draw they played for. Phil Foden’s second-half cameo turned the match in City‘s favour, with the England international setting up Kevin De Bruyne for the only goal of the game in the 70th minute.
Notwithstanding sporadic breaks forward which were quickly snuffed out by the hosts, Atletico did not show much of an appetite to attack last time out. That will have to change at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. A failure to score in the second leg would lead to Atletico’s elimination. They will have to give City something to think about going the other way.
That could actually play into the hands of the Premier League leaders. City are a better team when they are given more space to play in, and home advantage combined with an aggregate deficit will oblige Atletico to push a little higher up the pitch on Wednesday.
Guardiola is likely to make one or two changes to his starting XI after Sunday’s pulsating 2-2 draw with Liverpool. Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez are two players who will hope to start, while Jack Grealish could also be involved from the first whistle. Ruben Dias remains on the treatment table with a hamstring issue.
Atletico have Yannick Carrasco available again after suspension forced him to miss the first leg. Hector Herrera and Jose Gimenez are both sidelined through injury so neither player will play a part here.
Kick-off is at 8pm GMT and the game is being shown live on BT Sport 2 in the UK.
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