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Atletico will hope that home advantage plays into their hands in the second leg, but they are going to need to change their tactics. Otherwise, they will crash out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage. City will have to play without Jesus as he will be suspended following his yellow card this evening. Still, the Premier League champions will fancy their chances of moving onto the semi-finals.
De Bruyne's 13th goal of the season is enough to hand Manchester City a one-goal advantage at the Etihad Stadium. Simeone refused to shake hands with Guardiola at the death, which suggests he is rather frustrated at his team's performance. Atletico never looked like scoring this evening, and their rearguard was finally broken when De Bruyne fired home from Foden's throughball. The Englishman had only been on the pitch for a minute or so, but his contribution was massive, and the home deserved to win the first leg.
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FULL-TIME - MAN CITY 1-0 ATLETICO MADRID.
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Ederson is also shown a yellow card for dissent.
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Vrsaljko's clumsy challenge ensures he collects a yellow card.
Two minutes of stoppage time to come...
Atletico's intentions are clear. They are trying their best to keep it at 1-0, with Simeone doing all he can to slow the play down.
De Bruyne is in the mood, but his latest shot sails into the crossbar and over Oblak's goal. Into the final five minutes, we go!
A silly challenge from Jesus sees him pick up a yellow card, and he is now suspended for the second leg.
Correa collects a yellow card after booting the ball at Grealish's face while he laid on the ground. Guardiola did his best to play peacemaker, and the pushing and shoving eventually came to a halt.
Joao Felix's night is over, with Lemar getting less than ten minutes to impress.
BLOCK! Savic keeps City and, in particular, De Bruyne at bay as he flies across the box to block the Belgian's shot. Bernardo Silva decided to tee up his team-mate rather than go for goal, but the Atletico defence stood firm.
Since going 1-0 down, Atletico's response has been relatively tame, and it is more likely that City will score a second than the Spanish outfit grabbing an equaliser.
De Bruyne has six goals and five assists in his last 12 knockout stage games in the Champions League.
That is why Foden is so important to City. Over an hour of frustration, but a fresh set of ideas makes the difference.
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GOAAALLLL - MAN CITY 1-0 ATLETICO MADRID - Foden makes an impact in less than two minutes, and it is his pass that picked out goalscorer De Bruyne. The England international collected the ball on the edge of the box and nutmegged Reinildo, with De Bruyne composing himself before firing across Oblak.
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Rodrigo De Paul welcomes Grealish onto the pitch by booting him into the air. A yellow card is brandished, and he can have no complaints.
Gabriel Jesus is also introduced, with Sterling now watching from the bench.
Grealish gets his chance from the bench, with Gundogan the one to make way.
Here comes City's changes, with Foden on for Mahrez.
DANGEROUS! Reinildo bundles Sterling to the ground to stop him from getting to the ball. City's crowd plead for a penalty, Atletico laugh it off and referee Istvan Kovacs sides with the visitors.
It appears that Guardiola will follow Simeone by making a triple substitution of his own.
OVER! Another corner and another wasted opportunity as Laporte gets underneath the ball and heads onto the roof of the net.
Simeone's midfield has run themselves into the ground for the first hour, so it makes sense for the Atletico boss to freshen things up. It is now important for the trio to get involved immediately, as City will punish any sloppiness.
Simeone's third substitution sees Matheus Cunha enter the game, with Llorente the one to make way.
There's also a fresh set of legs up front as Angel Correa replaces Griezmann.
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Interesting tactics from Simeone as he makes three changes, with Koke the first to be replaced, with Rodrigo De Paul now on in his place.
Atletico have now managed to stop the opposition from scoring a first-half goal in six of their nine games; only Inter have done this more often in the Champions League this season.
SAVE! De Bruyne forces Oblak into a save, and the Atletico keeper showcased his reflexes as he dived in the way of the Belgian's shot before clawing the ball away with his right leg.
City played the free-kick short, and they win another as Mahrez is upended by Lodi; this one is much closer, and now there's a real shooting opportunity available.
City might have the chance to test Oblak as Reinildo concedes a free-kick about 30 yards out from the Atletico goal.
Yet again, Atletico burst down the field, but Llorente's shot lacked power, and Ederson made a simple save. However, there's no doubt that Atletico are putting more effort in when counter-attacking.
City win another corner, and it will be De Bruyne to take...
Close! From the resulting corner, Atletico launched a quick-fire counter-attack, but Gundogan did enough to unsettle Griezmann, with the Frenchman only able to flick his pass out for a throw-in.
CHANCE! Gundogan finds space in the box and opens his body to shoot, only for Savic to turn it behind for a corner. Finally, a clear chance for City!
We are back underway in Manchester.
Guardiola will not be panicking despite the lack of chances, and he does have the added bonus of having Grealish, Jesus and Foden on his bench. After 60 minutes, expect the Spaniard to turn to his substitutions if things are still the same.
City have nothing to show for their dominance at the interval, but they will still feel they can create a chance or two as they look to open the scoring. Despite dominating possession, City have not troubled Oblak, and that needs to change in the second 45 minutes. Atletico will settle for a 0-0 draw playing away from home, and it is up to Guardiola's side to change the flow of the game.
HALF-TIME - MAN CITY 0-0 ATLETICO MADRID.
While it has not been pretty to watch Atletico, they have been solid at the back, and they are starting to frustrate the home side. So, you could say Simeone's tactics are working a treat. But for how long?
Another penalty claim comes to nothing for City as De Bruyne goes down in between Felipe and Reinildo. The Belgian claimed he was obstructed, but replays suggest that was a desperate appeal.
Elsewhere in Europe, Liverpool are leading 2-0 away at Benfica.
Cancelo wastes a good opportunity to test Oblak as he fires his cross straight into the Atletico's keepers' arms rather than picking out a team-mate.
After a lazy challenge, Simeone calls for a yellow card for De Bruyne, and that comes as no surprise, with the Belgian one of those walking a tightrope as he will be suspended if he is booked.
Atletico's players are now being booed by the home fans as they take their time over throw-ins as well as free-kicks.
The Argentinean may want to rethink that tactic as Oblak's clearances keep sailing out of play.
All of Oblak's kicks are also going towards the halfway line, suggesting Simeone is worried by City's press.
This game is all about patience for Manchester City. Atletico seem quite happy to concede possession, with their main aim to defend for the 90 minutes. However, they will launch a counter-attack if City coughs up the ball; it has not happened yet inside the first 25 minutes. Let's see if their game plan works before half-time.
Sadly nothing comes from the set-piece as Gundogan blazes his shot into the stands.
City win another corner as De Bruyne's, which was intended for Mahrez, takes a slight deflection.
CLOSE! Gundogan meets Mahrez's cross on the penalty spot, but his loose touch is pounced upon by Oblak, and the score remains at 0-0.
Even though they are struggling in possession, Atletico do look pretty solid at the back, thanks to their five-man defence.
Atletico are struggling to retain possession, and that lack of control has allowed City to dictate play.
City enjoyed over 70 per cent possession over the opening 15 minutes of this game, but they do not have much to show for it.
The home fans go wild as they appeal for a penalty after Bernardo Silva goes to ground in the box, but VAR rules in Atletico's favour.
WIDE! Laporte wins the header, but the Frenchman can only steer his effort past the near post.
CHANCE! De Bruyne wins City a corner as his right-footed strike is blocked by Vrsaljko.
We have nearly reached the ten-minute mark at the Etihad Stadium, and so far, neither goalkeeper has had anything to do.
City win a free-kick as Rodri is fouled by Kondogbia, but it is not within shooting range. Kondogbia also needs to be careful as he is one yellow card away from a suspension.
Atletico are using direct tactics so far, but most of the long balls have sailed past both Griezmann and Felix.
Atletico have made a strong start here, but their first attack comes to nothing as Llorente was ruled to have fouled Ake on the edge of the City box.
We are underway at the Etihad Stadium!
The two teams are in the tunnel, and kick-off is just a few moments away!
This will be the first ever meeting between Manchester City and Atletico Madrid in European competition, but the fourth between the respective coaches of the two clubs.
Guardiola makes three changes to the side that beat Burnley 2-0 at the weekend. Kyle Walker remains suspended, while Foden and Grealish drop to the bench. Mahrez, Silva and Stones are the trio that return to the fold. Simeone makes two alterations to the team that overcome Alaves 4-0 on Saturday, with Koke and Felipe replacing Lemar and Jose Gimenez.
SUBS: Benjamin Lecomte, Christian, Thomas Lemar, Angel Correa, Javier Serrano, Matheus Cunha, Rodrigo de Paul, Daniel Wass, Luis Suarez, Mario Hermoso, Ibrahima Camara.
ATLETICO MADRID (5-3-2): Jan Oblak; Sime Vrsaljko, Stefan Savic, Felipe, Reinildo, Renan Lodi; Marcos Llorente, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Koke; Antoine Griezmann, Joao Felix.
SUBS: Zack Steffen, Scott Carson, CJ Egan-Riley, Jack Grealish, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus, Luke Mbet.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; John Stones, Nathan Ake, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo; Kevin De Bruyne, Rodrigo, Ilkay Gundogan; Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling.
Pep Guardiola's side remain top of the Premier League table, and they are unbeaten in seven in all competitions. After a slow start to their LaLiga title defence, Atletico now appear to have found their rhythm; winning six in a row in the Spanish top flight.
Having already seen off one Manchester-based team this season, Atletico will try to get one over on the Citizens as the competition reaches the quarter-final stage. Diego Simeone's men beat Manchester United 2-1 to make it to the final eight, while City cruised past Sporting Lisbon after claiming a 5-0 success on aggregate.
Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of the Champions League clash between Manchester City and Atletico Madrid at the Etihad Stadium.