Atletico Madrid will lock horns with Manchester City in their second clash in the Champions League quarter-finals at the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday evening as the Premier League team aim to book a place in the semifinals of the competition.
Kevin De Bruyne gave Manchester City the edge following his goal in the first leg of the clash at the Etihad Stadium last week.
The La Liga Champions will miss the services of Jose Maria Gimenez, the defender sustained a muscle injury and Hector Herrera will also miss the clash against Pep Guardiola’s men due to a thigh injury.
The visitors will be without Ruben Diaz, the Portuguese defender missed the first leg as well, Gabriel Jesus will also be out due to an accumulation of yellow cards, Benjamin Mendy has been a long time absentee for the team due to suspension and finally 19-year old Cole Palmer won’t travel with the squad, the midfielder will sit out this clash due to injury.
HEAD TO HEAD
Last week’s match was the inaugural meeting between both sides with Manchester City claiming a victory against the Spanish team.
Roji Blancos suffered a back to back defeat in the Champions League and in the domestic scene the defeats were against Manchester City and Real Mallorca respectively.
The La Liga Champions went scoreless in both games and the biggest concern against Real Mallorca was the team had just one shot on goal, following their zero shot on goal against Manchester City.
Atletico Madrid has also failed to win at Wanda Metropolitano in their last six games, they drew three and lost three.
Atletico Madrid has suffered two defeats in their last five games and three ended in a victory.
The Cityzens are in high flying mode at this point of the season, they were able to hold the line in the 2-2 draw against Liverpool in a game that appears as a season-decider in the Premier League race last weekend.
Manchester City has been in blistering form in this competition and this marks their fifth consecutive quarter-finals.
though playing away from home has not been Manchester City’s strong point as they suffered two defeats away from Etihad, the 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain and the 2-1 defeat against RB Leipzig.
Manchester City has not suffered a defeat in their last five games played, the Manchester team won three of their last five games and two ended in a draw.
The commemoration of their 100th game will be an extra motivation for the visitors.
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Manchester City is expected to put an end to Atletico Madrid’s campaign in the Champions League this season away from home.
our experts at Moniebet.com have their sight on Machester City to score in both halves of the clash.