Books-: Suleiman Gharib
Manchester City officially qualified for the Champions League semi-finals, after a goalless draw against Atletico Madrid in the match that brought them together, on Wednesday evening.
The match between Manchester City and Atletico Madrid was held at the “Wanda Metropolitano” in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.
And the goalless draw continued to dominate the outcome of the match, amid a great advantage on the part of Atletico, but City managed to qualify for the semi-finals, taking advantage of its 1-0 lead in the first leg.
Manchester City meet Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals, after they eliminated Atletico Madrid.
the summary of the match
The match started with strong pressure from Atletico Madrid, who controlled the ball in the first minutes
The 8th minute witnessed City’s first attempts through Gundogan, but his shot went far from Atletico’s goal
In the 30th minute, City had a dangerous opportunity after Gundogan received a pass from Foden and shot it with his left, but it hit the right post of the Atletico Madrid goalkeeper, then rebounded to Gundogan again and hit it with his head in the body of the Rokhi Blancos defense, which then dispersed it.
The first half of the match ended in a 0-0 draw between Manchester City and Atletico Madrid.
In the second half, Atletico rose and was close to scoring in the 55th minute after a header from Joao Felix, but the ball went outside the city’s goal.
Another chance for Atlético Madrid in the 57th minute after short passes and then reached Joao Felix, who passed it to Griezmann and hit it hard on the foot, but it went out next to Ederson’s right post.
Atlético Madrid continued to pressure and tried a lot to score a goal, but the city’s defense succeeded in blocking all the roads leading to its goal.
The last minutes witnessed strong altercations between the players of City and Atletico Madrid, which resulted in Felipe, player of Roji Blancos, receiving a red card in the 90th minute.
Manchester City managed to maintain a goalless draw until the end of the match, which extended to the 102nd minute, to cross Guardiola’s battalion to the semi-finals of the Champions League to meet Real Madrid.