🚨 Man City edge Atletico to book Champions League semi-final date with Real Madrid

Manchester City booked a Champions League semi-final date with Spanish giants Real Madrid, after defeating Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals.

The two teams tied 0-0 in the second leg of the quarter-finals, which was held on Wednesday evening at the Windo Metropolitano Stadium.

Man City took a 1-0 lead from the first leg played at the Etihad Stadium a week ago, and needed any sort of draw to secure their place.

In a critical issue, there were no clear opportunities for both teams, with John Stones’ header, which exceeded inches, and the two teams were closest to opening the scoring in the first quarter.

Just half an hour later, Ilkay Gundogan expertly controlled a clever pass into the penalty area, but his attempt got stuck at the left post.

The rebound fell on the Germany international, but his effort was well stopped as Atleti survived.

Just like the first phase, the second period was devoid of any real action as both sides failed to create goalscoring opportunities.

It was in the 57th minute even though Atletico came close to opening the scoring when Antoine Griezmann hit the ball on the edge of the penalty area after a rebound, and his attempt went off the opposite left flank.

Rodrigo de Paul then had a superb opportunity to pull his side back on equal terms in the 70th minute after catching a perfect pass inside the penalty area before Sharp fired off the right post.

Atleti was then reduced to 10 men in stoppage time when Felipe got a straight card to take out his opponent with a nasty sliding tackle.

In the end, there was no winner from both sides, but Manchester City qualified thanks to a 1-0 win in the first leg.

Pep and his co-workers will now face a familiar opponent at Real Madrid in the semi-finals.

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