Atletico Madrid must avoid defeat when they face Manchester City at the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday in the Champions League quarter-finals in the second leg.
Atletico has been hit with a sanction by UEFA due to discriminatory behavior exhibited at the Etihad Stadium during their 1-0 defeat in the first leg of the Champions League.
UEFA has ordered the Spanish side to partially close part of Wanda Metropolitano: that is confiscate 5000 seats and also exhibit a banner with the writing #Say No TO Racism in addition to the UEFA logo. Atletico Madrid feels disappointed by the sanction as they need a full crowd at the stadium to overturn the 1-0 deficit.
Diego Simeone’s team suffered a shock defeat to Real Mallorca in La Liga this weekend to leave them on the brink of missing the Champions League next season.
Manchester City enters the tie with a 1-0 advantage thanks to Kevin De Bruyne’s goal. The Citizen only needs to avoid defeat to progress to the semi-final of the competition.
Pep Guardiola’s side put on a magnificent display when they meet Liverpool in the Premier League although they were unlucky to run away with a win.
Atletico Madrid Team News
Hector Herrera and Jose Gimenez will be sidelined for the tie due to injury.
Manchester City Team News
Ruben Dias and Cole Palmer are expected to miss out on the second-leg encounter with Atletico Madrid.
Gabriel Jesus will not be available for selection due to suspension.
Atletico Madrid Possible starting X1
Diego Simeone will welcome Yannick Carrasco after missing the first leg through suspension.
Rennan Lodi missed Atletico Madrid’s defeat at Mallorca due to injury, he is fit now and expected to start against Man City.
Joao Felix, Sime Vrsaljko, and Stefan Savic are expected to be in the starting eleven.
Savic, Felipe, Reinildo; Vrsaljko
Llorente, Koke, Lemar, Lodi
Manchester City Possible Starting X1
Kyle Walker who has not featured for Manchester City in the Champions Leagues since his red card against RB Leipzig is expected to start.
Walker, Stones, Laporte, Cancelo
Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne
Mahrez, Foden, Sterling
Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City Head to Head
Atletico Madrid wins: 0
Manchester City wins: 1