Fight Atlético City until final whistle, but Brits continue (0-0)

City increased the tempo of the ball slightly towards half time, but it was not a huge chance. Lifting a smokescreen of hard work and fierce duels due to their lack of football skills, Atletico gave their best bravely, but Geoffrey Kondogbia’s long shot remained harmless.

Fast Madrid Edition

After the break Atlético had to come. And the Spaniards did it bravely. Chasing the city and quickly seizing the attack, the crowd was driven by the Wanda Metropolitano. Joao Felix was repeatedly served with hard mids, but made no real effort. Antoine Griezmann did this moments later and narrowly overtook.

Atletico suddenly showed how they can play, the difference a week ago was huge. Even if everything went wrong, the will to score and win was clear. Atlético’s offensive behavior seemed more dangerous than it actually was. Two shots (not between the posts) by Rodrigo De Paul created the greatest danger.

With Nathan Ake still twenty minutes in, Manchester City could do nothing in the second half. Atletico continued to attack, which over time became an increasingly hopeless attack. Simeone started making more and more moves from the sidelines, bringing Luis Suarez on the line for the last ten minutes.

Source: NOS

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