Manchester City will lock horns with Atletico Madrid at the Etihad on Tuesday night in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie.
Pep Guardiola’s men made quick work of Sporting Lisbon, thrashing them 5-0 on aggregate to qualify for the quarter-finals. City ran riot at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in the first leg and put five past a rattled Sporting side.
The tie was already done and dusted as the Portuguese outfit came to the Etihad for the second leg but they managed to escape further embarrassment by earning a 0-0 draw.
Despite all the good form they’ve showcased over the course of the season, City are presently holding onto a slender one-point lead at the top of the Premier League table. They fell to second for a brief period ahead of their weekend game against Burnley as Liverpool beat Watford earlier on Saturday.
But Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne found the back of the net to prolong City’s stay at the top. The Champions League title has eluded Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and they will be desperate to make a statement against Atletico Madrid.