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MANCHESTER CITY are hoping to finish off the job in Spain TONIGHT when they face Atletico Madrid in their Champions League quarter-final second leg.

Pep's well-oiled blue machine managed to scrape a 1-0 victory out of a resolute Atletico at the Etihad last week.

But City will be a little frustrated going into this encounter having failed to open up the gap on Liverpool at the top of the Premier League on Sunday.

As for Simeone's side, they suffered an embarrassing defeat to 17th-placed Mallorca in their last La Liga outing.

  • Start time: 8pm BST
  • TV/Live stream: BT Sport 2
  • Atletico XI: Oblak, Llorente, Savic, Felipe, Renildo, Lodi, Kondogbia, Koke, Lemar, Joao Felix, Greizmann
  • Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Bernardo, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Foden

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What time does Atletico vs Man City kick off?

  • Atletico Madrid face Manchester City TONIGHT – Wednesday, April 13.
  • It is scheduled to kick-off at 8pm UK time – 9pm locally.
  • The match will take place at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, Spain which holds around 68,000 spectators.
  • City hold the advantage leading 1-0 in the tie as things stand.

What TV channel is it on and can I live stream it?

  • Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City is live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 2 HD.
  • The coverage commences from 7pm UK time – one hour before kick-off.
  • Subscription members can also stream the game live via the BT Sport website or app.
  • Emillia Hawkins

    “They create problems”

    In Tuesday’s press conference, Pep Guardiola said:

    “To win trophies you have to be solid, not concede chances. When you have the ball, defend well with the ball. What you do with the ball is the best way to defend. 

    “There are moments we don't have the ball, set pieces, then we have to defend. You cannot win things if you don't concede few.

    “Riyad, Phil, Gundo, they are not defensive players but they run from day one, solid as a team. Solid tomorrow, it will be difficult to get to the semi-finals.”

    “It will be a different game, not like last week. They're at home with their fans behind them. 

    “From what I remember from knockout games they have really exciting moments in the Calderon, at the Wanda they create problems, defend and counter.

    “They will be more intense in the top half of the field than they were the other night. We adapt and if we're losing we go with everything to get it back. If we're on top maybe we sit a bit deeper.”

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  • Emillia Hawkins

    All to play for

    Man City completely dominated the first leg and created numerous problems for Atletico Madrid.

    They arguably could have scored a few more goals, but the Spanish side were defensively solid throughout.

    Kevin De Bruyne broke the deadlock in the 70th minute after a superb piece of skill from Phil Foden.

    City will be looking to continue their outstanding form as they head into this crucial game, while Atletico need to focus on posing a bigger attacking threat.

  • Emillia Hawkins

    Man City substitutes

    Zack Steffen, Scott Carson, Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake, Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Liam Delap, Samuel Edozie, James McAtee, Romeo Lavia.

    The Sky Blues start in a 4-3-3 formation.

    Pep Guardiola has made some changes from the first leg.

    Foden starts ahead of Sterling.

    Walker returns to the squad and replaces Ake.

  • Emillia Hawkins

    Man City starting line-up

    Ederson is in goal.

    Kyle Walker, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte and Joao Cancelo form the defence.

    Rodrigo, Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne start in midfield.

    Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden are in attack.

  • Emillia Hawkins

    Atletico Madrid substitutes

    Benjamin Lecomte, Daniel Wass, Sime Vrsaljko, Rodrigo De Paul, Yannick Carrasco, Javi Serrano, Luis Suarez, Angel Correa, Matheus Cunha.

    Atletico start in a 5-3-2 formation.

    Diego Simeone has made a few changes from the first leg with Llorente moving from midfield to the right wing back position to make way for Lemar.

    Vrsaljko is dropped to the bench.

  • Emillia Hawkins

    Atletico Madrid starting line-up

    Jan Oblak starts in goal.

    Renan Lodi, Reinildo Mandava, Felipe, Stefan Savic and Marcos Llorente form the defence.

    Thomas Lemar, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Koke make up the midfield.

    Antoine Griezmann and Joao Felix lead the line.

  • Emillia Hawkins

    Man City team news

    Kyle Walker is set to return from his European ban.

    Ruben Dias remains out of action due to a hamstring issue.

    Cole Palmer is also set to miss out with an ankle injury.

    Phil Foden could start after impressing when he came off the bench in the first leg.

  • Emillia Hawkins

    Atletico Madrid team news

    Yannick Carrasco will return to the squad following his suspension, which kept him out of the first leg.

    Jose Gimenez remains sidelined with a calf issue.

    Hector Herrera is also injured and will not be available.

  • Emillia Hawkins

    Welcome to Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City

    Good evening and welcome to SunSport’s coverage of Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City.

    This is the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final.

    The Sky Blues narrowly edged past the La Liga champions with a 1-0 win in the first leg.

    But, it is still all to play for this evening, with a place in the semi-finals at stake.

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