Manchester City put on a resolute defensive performance as they produced one of the goalless football scores of the weekend in the Champions League. The goalless draw was enough to secure a 1-0 aggregate win over the Spanish giants. Felipe was sent off for the hosts in the first minute of stoppage time. Despite the red card, they pushed for the equalizer but could not find the elusive goal.

Player ratings

Atletico Madrid: Oblak (6); Llorente (7), Savic (5), Felipe (4), Reinildo (7), Renan Lodi (7); Koke (6), Kondogbia (8), Lemar (7); Griezmann (6), Joao Felix (6).
Subs: Carrasco (7), De Paul (6), Correa (7), Suarez (6), Cunha (6).

Man City: Ederson (6); Walker (7), Stones (8), Laporte (8), Cancelo (7); Rodri (6), Gundogan (6), Bernardo (6); Mahrez (6), De Bruyne (6), Foden (7).
Subs: Sterling (6), Ake (7), Fernandinho (6).

Man of the match: Geoffrey Kondogbia

Managers Reaction 

Man City head coach Pep Guardiola: “In the second half, they were better than us and we were lucky we did not concede. In the first half, we had our chances. Overall, we are in the semi-finals. It is well deserved. We are in big trouble. We cannot forget we played three days ago in a tough game against Liverpool. We have to come here and we have a lot of injuries right now. I am not sure what is going to happen in the next weeks but today we are going to celebrate because it is the third time in Manchester City’s history that we are in the semi-finals of the Champions League.”

Man City defender John Stones: “We know they sometimes try to make things happen like that. I thought we dealt with it really well. I don’t want to dwell on it too much because over two legs I thought we played incredibly against such an experienced team. I am so proud of the lads today, how we kept our control, kept our tempers. It is so easy to get drawn into stuff like that. I am so happy to be through. A great night.”

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