Atletico Madrid will host Manchester City on the Metropolitano de Madrid on Wednesday evening as they appear to show the tie round and clinch qualification to the Champions League semi-finals.
Atletico vs Man City Champions League 1/8 Last
Manchester City, then again, had an enormous encounter this weekend as they confronted Liverpool in a possible Premier League title decider.
On the finish of all of it, the Cityzens preserved their one-point lead on the prime of the desk with the match ending 2-2. With seven matches now left within the Premier League season, Guardiola’s males have an important alternative to efficiently defend their title.
- Competition: UEFA Champions League
- Kick Off: 20:00 PM GMT
- Round: Quarterfinals
- Stadium: Metropolitano de Madrid
Atletico boss Simeone will welcome Yannick Carrasco again to the fold after suspension saved him out of the first-leg defeat, and all gamers on two yellow playing cards will see their cautions wiped forward of the semi-finals.
MLS-bound midfielder Hector Herrera stays sidelined alongside key defender Jose Gimenez, with the latter seemingly set to overlook out as soon as once more owing to his calf difficulty, however Simeone is in any other case well-stocked for the second leg.
The short turnaround and a pair of dampening defeats ought to result in a minimum of one or two alterations on the hosts finish, with Joao Felix expected to return to the XI alongside Renan Lodi and Sime Vrsaljko.
City even have simply two damage considerations to fret about for the second leg, with Ruben Dias nonetheless struggling along with his hamstring difficulty and teenage attacker Cole Palmer coping with an foot drawback.
There’s a slim probability that the duo might be able to make the squad, however Guardiola is not going to rush them again, and Gabriel Jesus’s begin on the weekend might have include this sport in thoughts, because the attacker is suspended for an accumulation of bookings.
Kyle Walker is now again from a European ban of his personal, however Nathan Ake held the fort properly at left-back within the first leg and can hope to return into competition for an additional begin amid City’s hectic Easter interval.
Atletico Madrid expected starting lineup: Oblak; Savic- Felipe, Reinildo; Vrsaljko, Llorente, Koke, Lemar; Lodi; Griezmann, Felix
Manchester City expected starting lineup: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Ake- Gundogan, Rodri; De Bruyne; Mahrez, Foden, Sterling