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UEFA Champions League: Manchester City won against Atletico Madrid

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Manchester City worked hard to earn a 1-0 win in their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Atletico Madrid.

Manchester City beat Sporting in the last round to book a meeting with Atletico, who knocked out Manchester United, and the Spanish Champions were resolute in their defense throughout a frustrating evening at the Etihad.

Pep Guardiola recalled John Stones in a back four that saw Nathan Ake at left-back, while Phil Foden was benched in place of Ilkay Gundogan. Much of the build-up centered around the contrasting styles between Guardiola and Atletico boss Diego Simeone, but the Manchester City manager says this tie is about the players.

Atletico Madrid was stubborn from the start, restricting MANCHESTER City to few openings and frustrating the Blues who dominated throughout without getting a clear sight of the goal. That was until Phil Foden's introduction on 70 minutes, with his first touch being to free Kevin De Bruyne to finish past Jan Oblak. The goal was enough to give City a 1-0 lead heading into the second leg next week.

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