After a superior defensive display and a 1-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium, Atletico had to come out of their tube tonight and so did Diego Simeone’s team. Motivated by Real Madrid fans at the Wanda Metropolitano, Atletico began to attack.
This resulted in an open start to the match, but at the same time there were few chances. City kept everything under control and got close to 0-1 in half an hour. After a superb attack, Gundogan hit the post from close range.
Atlético’s start to the second half was also promising. City let the hosts take the lead, but only a dangerous shot from Griezmann sent the visitors warm.
Even without De Bruyne, who had to leave injured an hour later, City remained completely upright. At Atlético, Carrasco was dropped in the squad, brought more momentum to the Madrid match along with Correa and tested Ederson’s grip with a good free kick.
Atletico kept trying. Cunha’s dangerous shot was blocked and in the ensuing corner, Savic was unable to push the ball. Tension remained in the air and the match was completely derailed in the end. Felipe went after Foden and received his second yellow card. The dolls began to dance, and suddenly the atmosphere became very gloomy.
In just over 12 minutes of overtime, Gundogan was able to pin down the match, but after serving, Oblak was now on his way. Before the whistle blow, Correa had a great chance of forcing Atletico into extra time, but Ederson held back.
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