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Manchester City will be hoping to take their one-goal advantage count when they travel to the Wanda Metropolitano to face Atletico Madrid in the quarter-final return leg of the Champions League on Wednesday evening.

A 70th-minute goal by Kevin De Bruyne broke Atletico’s stubborn resistance to clinch a narrow 1-0 win at the Etihad Stadium in the Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday evening.


Guardiola’s side spent much of the night banging their heads against the red and white wall of Atletico’s massed defence at the Etihad Stadium.


But Guardiola sent on Phil Foden midway through the second half and his sublime pass teed up De Bruyne to finally reward City for their territorial dominance.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone: “It’s clear we were playing against an extraordinary opponent. We have to use a great way of defending and without being embarrassed.”

“We need to be better, see if we can have the ball a bit more in the second leg. Perhaps we can create more difficulties. We are still in the tie.”

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: “Even a 1-0 lead going to Madrid is tough.

“We have to control our emotions. It will be a good test for us, our maturity. We will try to score and win the game.”

In the first and only meeting between the two teams, Manchester City will go into the second leg with an advantage after edging out Atletico by 1-0 on home soil in the first leg.

Diego Simeone will be boosted by the return of Yannick Carrasco, who finished his three-match suspension but will be without Jose Gimenez and Hector Herrera, who are both out with a muscle injury.

Pep Guardiola will be without Ruben Dias, who remains sidelined through injury, but welcomes the return of Kyle Walker, who served his three-match suspension.


Luis Suárez will be roaring to go after missing out on the last three Champions League games, especially after bagging a brace in his side match in the La Liga against Alavés, taking his goal tally to 13 for the season across all competitions   

City will once again be hoping that Kevin De Bruyne will be at his best in the return leg after scoring the winning goal against Atletico on Tuesday, taking his goal tally to four goals in his last four matches across all competitions.

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