Manchester City booked their place in the semi-finals following their 0-0 scoreline against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Wednesday evening as Pep Guardiola set for a return to Bernabeu to face Real Madrid.
Manchester City advanced on 1-0 aggregate, after winning the first leg of the encounter at Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City continued from where they left it in the first leg of the encounter as they had more of the ball possession against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano.
The closest opportunity in the first half was the bound Ilkay Gundogan crashed against the woodwork.
This tie seems to be in Manchester City’s way as the away team had the cruise control of the game, having eight goal attempts but yet to register a shot on goal while Diego Simeone’s men had a shot a goal and a goal attempt in the entire opening 45 minutes.
Manchester City’s manager was forced to early substitution, Kevin De Bruyne sustained an injury and was unable to continue and Raheem Sterling was thrown in to take his place in the 67th minute of the clash.
Simeone’s aimed to change his tactics with 20 minutes left to play for he brought in Yannick Carrasco for Antoine Griezmann, Rodrigo de Paul for Koke and Renan Lodi were substituted for Angel Correa.
Guardiola introduced Fernandinho with Bernado Silva withdrawn from the match in the 79th minute, the Spanish tactician is already thinking of settling for a stalemate.
Luis Suarez and Matheu Cunha were introduced for Thomas Lemar and Joao Felix respectively in a bid to break the deadlock.
Atletico Madrid ended the game with ten players as midfielder Felipe was shown a red in the additional time for a clumsy challenge.
Manchester City advanced on 1-0 aggregate as Guardiola’s men set a tie with Real Madrid in the semi-finals for a place in the final.