Manchester City took a narrow 1-0 victory against Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final at the Etihad Stadium.
A goal from Kevin De Bruyne was enough to give Manchester City an important one-goal lead in the first leg and win. Atletico Madrid never came close to scoring in this match. They didn’t even create goal threats.
Man City tried their best to score a goal, but they were not able to find the net in the first half. Both teams went into the half on level terms. Moreover, in the second half, the hosts made triple changes. Gabriel Jesus came in for Sterling, Phil Foden came in for Mahrez, and Jack Grealish replaced Ilkay Gundogan.
After coming on, Phil Foden made an impact as his through ball found De Bruyne and he finished it to give City the lead.
Manchester City will face Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the quarter-finals on April 14th at the Wanda Metropolitano.