Manchester City qualified for the Champions League semi-finals, after a goalless draw with its Spanish host, Atletico Madrid, in the match that brought them together on Wednesday evening, at the “Wanda Metropolitano”, in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals for the current season 2021-2022.
Manchester City had won the first leg match with a difficult 1-0 victory, scored by Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne, in the confrontation that took place last week at Al-Ittihad Stadium in the Champions League quarter-final first leg.
Manchester City imposed its style of play during the first half through great possession of the ball, on the other hand, Atletico Madrid relied on counter-attacks.
The right post of Al-Rukhi goalkeeper Blancos Oblak prevented Ilkay Gundogan from scoring the first goal after he blocked his shot in the 30th minute of the match.
In the second half, Atlético Madrid had the most control over the course of the game, and its players missed many opportunities in front of Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson.
The last minutes witnessed great tension after Louis Felipe interfered with Manchester City’s Foden, to be sent off after receiving a second yellow card.
Manchester City will face Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals, after beating Chelsea 5-4 in the total of the two legs.