Once defeated in the first leg (1-0) without a goal, Atlético de Madrid receives Manchester City in their Champions League quarter-final return this Wednesday (9 pm). With the obligation to score in order to qualify.
Style Opposition, Episode II. Atlético de Madrid receive Manchester City in their Champions League quarter-final return on Wednesday (9 pm), after suffering a 90-minute siege by the English for a week. In the first leg, Diego Simeone’s men lost (1–0) at the Etihad Stadium to a goal by Kevin De Bruyne.
The meeting will be broadcast on RMC Sport 1 with comments from Stephen Guy and Emmanuel Petit. It will also be broadcast on Canal+. You can also follow it on RMC on the radio and comment live on our site.
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Atlético de Madrid’s very defensive and restrictive tactics were widely criticized during the first round between the two teams, which ended without any shots from the Spaniards. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola also joked about the tactical equipment in 5-5-0, devoid of an attacker.
“We realized they were going to play 5-3-2, then they adjusted and they went 5-5, he analyzed. In prehistory, attacking 5-5 today and in a million years is a lot. The difficulty is that there is no room. They are strong, we are short and light. It is a question of patience. I told my players in the second half that we were good. The game was broken in the second half. And I already had Just felt like it was going to be the kind of game we’re going to play in Madrid in minutes after goal.”
A little spade to which Simone preferred not to answer at a news conference on Tuesday. “Ever since I started coaching in 2005-2006, and to this day, I have never reduced an ally,” said the Argentine. Never. I always put myself in his place and I understand that on the pitch. There are different ways of expressing myself, to respond to a demand for a match. I don’t approve when you despise a coworker. (…) There’s no point in talking, every One can have their own opinion. But among coworkers, everyone has their own way of doing things. I have one, and I will always do that. Always, always.”