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Champions League: Man City 1-0 Atletico – De Bruyne’s goal gives City advantage – Player Ratings

Kevin De Bruyne - Man City
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Kevin De Bruyne scored the only goal of the game to give Man City a 1-0 lead against Atletico ahead of the second leg of the quarter-final.

Manchester City beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 with Kevin De Bruyne scoring the only goal of their first-leg Champions League quarter-final clash.

After a frustrating first half that saw City maintain 70 percent possession but had no shots on target, it was Pep Guardiola’s side that emerged victoriously.

Atletico had a few decent chances but both attempts by Llorente and Griezmann were saved easily by Ederson, who barely broke a sweat all night.

City looked threatening in the second half with De Bruyne testing Oblak a few times before eventually breaking the deadlock at the 70th minute.

Phil Foden beautifully handled the ball, mind you those were his first touches since coming on, and made a clever pass to De Bruyne, who slinked away from Felipe and slid the ball decisively into the far corner.

Gabriel Jesus was booked in the 85th minute for dissent and will miss the second leg of the clash.

Player Ratings

Man City: Ederson (8); Stones (7), Laporte (7), Ake (7), Cancelo (7); Rodrigo (7), Gundogan (7); Bernardo (8), Mahrez (7), De Bruyne (9); Sterling (8).

Subs: Steffen (N/A), Carson (N/A), Jesus (6), Grealish (6), Zinchenko (N/A), Fernandinho (N/A), Foden (8), Egan-Riley (N/A), Mbete (N/A).

Atletico: Oblak (7); Vrsaljko (6), Savić (6), Felipe (6), Reinildo (6), Lodi (5); M. Llorente (6), Kondogbia (6), Koke (6); Griezmann (7), João Félix (6)

Subs: Lecomte (N/A), Christian (N/A), Lemar (6), Correa (6), Serrano (N/A), Cunha (5), Rodrigo (5), Wass (N/A), Suarez (N/A), Hermoso (N/A), Camara (N/A).