Manchester City faced off against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano earlier tonight as they looked to defend their narrow 1-0 lead from the first leg. Pep Guardiola’s men dominated the game in the first half but were held to a scoreless draw at half-time.
Both teams fought tooth and nail in the second half but struggled to be clinical in the final third. The contest ended with Felipe getting sent off in injury-time as Man City had to settle for a 0-0 draw which ensured their qualification into the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League after the tie finished 1-0 on aggregate.
Let’s take a look at how each Man City player fared during the clash against Atletico Madrid.
GK: Ederson – 7.5/10
The Brazilian keeper made a few good saves during the game and secured an important clean sheet on the road.
RB: Kyle Walker – 7/10
The English full-back maintained a solid defensive shape at the back and made one key chance going forward.
CB: John Stones – 7/10
Stones kept things solid when defending inside his half and will be happy with the clean sheet tonight.
CB: Aymeric Laporte – 7/10
The Spaniard cleared the danger when needed and managed to restrict the home side from scoring a goal.
LB: Joao Cancelo – 7.5/10
Cancelo performed his defensive duties well and made some encouraging runs down the left flank.
CM: Kevin De Bruyne – 6.5/10
The Belgian talent made two good opportunities in the final third but got replaced after the hour mark.
CM: Rodri – 7.5/10
He offered decent protection for his teammates at the back and had a couple of lively moments going forward.
CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 8/10
Gundogan did his fair share of defending and was a constant menace for the Atletico defenders on the attacking end of the pitch.
RW: Riyad Mahrez – 6.5/10
He completed a few exciting dribbles but didn’t do enough to register a goal.
ST: Phil Foden – 6/10
Foden struggled to influence the game up top and hardly got a sniff at goal.
LW: Bernardo Silva – 6/10
He made one good run with the ball but was lackluster in front of the Atletico goal.
LW: Raheem Sterling – 6.5/10
Sterling added some pace to Guardiola’s attack.
CB: Nathan Ake – 6/10
He was solid at the back.