Atletico Madrid take the battle to their backyard when they host Manchester City in their Champions League quarterfinal second leg.

Atletico Madrid take the battle to their backyard when they host Manchester City in their Champions League quarterfinal second leg.

City were 1-0 winners in the first leg at the Etihad last week courtesy of a goal from in-form Kevin De Bruyne.

This is City’s fifth consecutive quarter-final appearance, and their one-goal advantage has them primed to qualify for back-to-back UEFA semis for the first time in more 50 years.

Man City lost last year’s Champions League final to Chelsea, whereas Atletico haven’t qualified for the semis since 2017.

Pep Guardiola’s side have conceded just one goal in their last 630 minutes of domestic and continental action on the road, winning 10 from 12.

Can Diego Simeone’s side muster a win to stage a comeback? Play here to make your predictions.

What time does Atletico vs Man City start?

The game kicks off at 9:45pm Kenyan time at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Atletico vs Man City team news

Yannick Carrasco returns to the squad after serving a suspension that kept him out of the first leg.

Hector Herrera and Jose Gimenez remain sidelined with injury.

Joao Felix is set to get the nod up front, alongside Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez.

The visitors will be without Ruben Dias, who is struggling with a hamstring injury and he is joined by Gabriel Jesus who is suspended.

De Bruyne will start in midfield alongside Rodri and Bernardo Silva.

Atletico vs Man City head to head

The visitors won the only match that has been played between these two sides.

Atletico vs Man City current form

The home team have lost twice in their last five games, winning the remaining three.

Though, City are unbeaten in that run, sharing the spoils in two games.

Atletico vs Man City prediction

Both teams are expected to score in this game and despite Atletico’s defensive capabilities, they could lose yet again.

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