Atletico Madrid will go into their second leg clash with Manchester City needing at least one goal following defeat at the Etihad Stadium.
The conceded just two efforts on target, but paid the price at the other end, largely failing to test Ederson after managing just one shot on goal themselves.
Diego Simeone‘s men were beaten thanks to a fine move from the home side, with Phil Foden putting together some excellent footwork ahead of playing in Kevin de Bruyne, who slotted home excellently.
The goal could be key, with Atleti now needing to score at least one in the second leg in a week’s time.
Simeone’s men did manage to produce the goods in their second leg against Manchester United in the last round, but City should be much tougher opposition.
In any case, the slender defeat is far from a disastrous result for Los Rojiblancos given City are overwhelming favourites for this tie.
All Man City needed was Phil Foden on the pitch 😅
80 seconds after coming on he unlocks the Atletico defence to set up Kevin De Bruyne!
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