Manchester City host Atlético Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 first leg this week. Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Where and when is it running?
Tuesday’s game is at 8pm at the Etihad in Manchester.
What’s new from the team?
The draw with Atlético was billed as a stylistic break between Pep Guardiola’s fluid approach and his opponent Diego Simeone’s more robust tactics.
Manchester City have no new injury concerns but Kyler Walker is suspended and the tie comes too early for Ruben Dias, who is over a week away from his return. Cole Palmer’s foot problem keeps him sidelined.
Atleti have confirmed that influential defender Jose Maria Gimenez is out for the game after picking up an injury in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Alaves after they named a 22-man squad.
Atlético Madrid Travel Squad: Lecomte, Oblak, Christian, Lodi, Savic, Wass, Felipe, Hermoso, Reinaldo, Vrsaljko, Ibra, Kondogbia, De Paul, Koke, Lemar, Llorente, Serrano, Felix, Griezmann, Suarez, Correa, Cunha.
Where can I see the game?
The game will be streamed live on BT Sport 2. The match will also be streamed live on the LiveScore app and the BT Sport app.
What is the head-to-head balance?
This will be the first competitive meeting between the sides.
What are the match odds?
The Citizens are the clear favorites at 3/10, Atleti at 17/2 and the draw at 4/1.
What can I read about the game on Independent.ie?
With a potentially title-deciding Premier League clash with Liverpool on the horizon next weekend, we’ve got a little preview of it for you.
What do the managers say?
“I always think too much in the Champions League.
“I’m always coming up with new tactics and ideas, and tomorrow you’ll see a new one.
“I think a lot, that’s why I have very good results in the Champions League. I love it. It would be boring if I always played the same.
“If people think I’ll play the same game against Atletico and Liverpool, I don’t think so because Liverpool’s movements are completely different than Atletico – mainly because the players are all different.
“Every player has a mother and father, and the mother and father give players different personalities.
“That’s why I love to think too much and come up with stupid tactics and if we don’t win I get punished. Tonight I’ll be inspired and tomorrow I’ll use incredible tactics. We’re playing tomorrow at 12!”
“We follow the same line and we don’t have to see anything differently in La Liga.
“But the Champions League is another thing and we’re dealing with exceptional opponents who are playing very well.”
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