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Man City, Atletico Madrid Predicted Line-ups

Tue 05 Apr 2022 | 07:30 PM
Mohamed Helba

Manchester City welcome Atletico Madrid to the Etihad Stadium in the first leg of the pair’s Champions League quarter-final.

Diego Simeone’s side knocked out Manchester United in the Round of 16 after a narrow second-leg victory at Old Trafford and will hope to again find their trip to the north west of England enjoyable.

They are likely to face sterner opposition in the form of Manchester City, though.

Team News

Manchester City will be without two defenders, with Kyle Walker suspended and Ruben Dias still making his way back from a hamstring issue. John Stones did not start the win over Burnley, but Pep Guardiola has suggested that the defender’s place on the bench was a precaution, and he may start.

Jose Gimenez has not travelled with the Atletico Madrid squad after being forced off during the weekend victory against Alaves, leaving Diego Simeone without his key central defender. Hector Herrera returned early from international duty with Mexico after suffering a thigh problem, and it has been reported that the midfielder may miss both legs of this last-eight tie. Yannick Carrasco is suspended.

Predicted line-ups

Manchester City XI: Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Silva, Jesus, Sterling.

Atletico Madrid XI: Oblak; Llorente, Savić, Felipe, Reinildo, Renan Lodi; Koke, Kondogbia, Lemar; Griezmann, João Félix.