Manchester City vs Atletico Madrid: Manchester City hosted Atletico Madrid at the Etihad Stadium in the 1st Leg of the quarter finals of the Champions League.
City had the lion’s share of possession and looked the more likely side to score. Atletico defended deep with compact formation and did not let City play with their usual flair. Phil Foden came on in the 68th minute and provided a superb assist in the 70th minute to Kevin de Bruyne who scored and gave City a much-needed lead going to Madrid.s
Let’s take a look at the player ratings for the match: –
Manchester City vs Atletico Madrid Player Ratings
Ederson Moraes (6.2/10): Manchester City goalkeeper ederson did not face a single shot to save. He got booked in the second half for losing his cool.
Joao Cancelo (8.1/10): Cancelo won the most duels in the match and also completed the most dribbles in the match.
John Stones (7.6/10): Stones was amazing in the backline. He completed the most passes in the game.
Aymeric Laporte (7.7/10): Laporte made many important passes and did well when not in possession to defend the goal.
Nathan Ake (7.9/10): Playing out of his position, Ake did an appreciable job in left back. His passing and distribution were pretty good.
Kevin de Bruyne (8/10): de Bruyne broke the deadlock with a crucial goal in the second half which was the difference between the two teams’ scoreline.
Rodri (8.2/10): Rodri was adjudged the player of the match for his impressive performance in the center of the pitch.
Ilkay Gundogan (6.3/10): Gundogan had a decent match in the middle. He could not produce anything substantial.
Riyad Mahrez (7.5/10): Mahrez was flamboyant on the wing but could not create any crucial chances. He was replaced by Phil Foden in the second half.
Raheem Sterling (7.1/10): Sterling played on the left wing and was effective in dodging the defenders going inside the box.
Bernardo Silva (6.9/10): Silva was all over the park and changed his positions many times throughout the 90 minutes.
Jack Grealish (6.8/10): Though he was on for only 20 minutes he was fouled 4 times and helped City retain possession.
Phil Foden (7.3/10): Foden was a super sub as he impacted the game as soon as he came on with a beautiful assist.
Gabriel Jesus (6.4/10): Jesus did well for the few minutes he was on and also got booked for showing dissent.
Jan Oblak (6/10): Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Oblak saved a shot and let one go through as he faced only a couple of shots on target.
Sime Vrsaljko (6.1/10): Vrsaljko had a mediocre game on the right wing and also got booked late in the match for a silly challenge.
Stefan Savic (6.7/10): Savic had a good game in the back but could not keep a clean sheet to increase their chances of going through in the next leg.
Felipe (7.2/10): Felipe stationed himself in important defensive positions and carried out his duties remarkably well.
Reinildo (7.4/10): Reinildo was solid in the back and kept the attackers at bat. He had 4 successful tackles with 100% accuracy in the match.
Renan Lodi (6/10): Lodi was not as effective as he was in the previous round of the competition. He found it difficult to make space on the flank and go forward.
Geoffrey Kondogbia (7.4/10): Kondogbia was brilliant in the holding position. He cut down the angles well and pressed with intent.
Marcos Llorente (6.5/10): Llorente had a decent game in the middle of the park when not in possession, but was not effective with the ball.
Koke (7/10): Koke orchestrated the midfield well and did his defensive duties decently. He was replaced by de Paul in the latter half of the game.
Joao Felix (6/10): Apart from a few runs in counter attacks, Felix did not etch his mark on the game. He did not have any shots on target and was replaced late in the match by Lemar.
Antoine Griezmann (6.2/10): Griezmann didn’t have much of the ball to make any kind of impact in the game. He was subbed off in the second half.
Rodrigo de Paul (6.2/10): de Paul was not effective on the night coming in for Koke.
Angel Correa (5.6/10): Correa got booked for kicking the ball to Grealish and was not impactful in the game.
Matheus Cunha (6/10): Cunha’s inclusion did not have any changes in the match.
Thomas Lemar (NA)