Manchester City barely scraped by with a 1-0 victory on aggregate following their 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano. Diego Simeone's side came into the match with a plan that they almost executed flawlessly as they frustrated City through the first half before opening things up in the second half. It was quite the difference as the first half saw City take eight shots to Atletico's one but only producing an xG of 0.61.
Police had to intervene after an ill-tempered end to Atletico Madrid's 0-0 draw with Manchester City in their Champions League quarterfinal second leg spilled over into a post-match confrontation in the tunnel. Tensions boiled over in the 91st minute when Atletico defender Felipe was sent off for a challenge on Phil Foden, sparking a touchline brawl which continued in the tunnel after the full-time whistle.
MADRID, April 13 (Reuters) - Manchester City produced a disciplined performance to secure a fractious 0-0 draw at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday and reach the Champions League semi-finals 1-0 on aggregate. Scuffles broke out among the players following Felipe’s dismissal for kicking out at Phil Foden and continued after the final whistle as the teams went down the tunnel, with the police having to intervene to restore calm.
Grealish, an unused substitute on the night, had been on the end of several strong challenges during last week’s first leg, with Vrsaljko booked late on. After the match, City manager Pep Guardiola said he had “nothing to say” on Atletico’s tactics or conduct, as well as a perceived targeting of Phil Foden. City’s John Stones added: “I’m so proud of the lads today with how we kept our control, our tempers.
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