Atletico-Manchester City: CAS lifts just before setback to shut down Wanda Metropolitano

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All stands at Wanda Metropolitano will finally be open this Wednesday for the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final between Atlético de Madrid and Manchester City (9 pm, on RMC Sport). The CAS has temporarily lifted the ban.

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This is timely news for Atlético de Madrid. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has decided to partially close the Wanda Metropolitano stand for the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City this Wednesday (9pm on RMC Sport). The approval was given by UEFA in response to the Nazi salute by Spanish supporters during the first leg (1–0) in England. The European Union hit out at the club for this discriminatory behavior on Monday morning.

This made a portion of the 5,000 places inaccessible. But CAS eventually temporarily suspended this decision, to enable customers and ticket holders to take their assigned positions. “CAS responds to our request and temporarily suspends the partial closure of Wanda Metropolitano, the club announced in a press release. All members and supporters with membership or venue will be able to access the stadium for tonight’s match “

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The stadium (with a 68,000-seat capacity) must therefore be filled to advance Diego Simeone’s men a week after their loss (1–0) to England in the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Colchoneros spent the entire match defending against his own goal before cracking down on Kevin de Bruyne’s strike.

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“We will face a team that is very good, dynamic, with very fast turnaround, with boys who exploit their qualities in the best possible way,” warned the Argentine coach on Monday. But we have hope. Regardless of the result, what we managed to generate in the first leg gives us hope. Now, with the game, we have to try to get the match where we can hurt them. But they will play that way. That’s it. No matter who they play against, they have a highly respected, much admired philosophy of play, they have great football players, a brilliant coach (Pep Guardiola, editor’s note). I look forward to watching City play I don’t expect anything except what I see every time I turn on the TV.”

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