Man. City vs Atlético Champions League quarter-final preview: Where to watch, scheduled line-ups
Manchester City and Atlético meet in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday 5 April.
Where to watch Manchester City vs Atlético on TV
Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here.
What do you want to know?
Josep Guardiola versus Diego Simeone. It looks like a heavyweight encounter that has resulted in several classic fights but, surprisingly, their paths have only crossed three times so far: Guardiola won two matches over Simeone’s. City have been pretty much unstoppable over the past six months, but if you needed a candidate to stop their charge, ultimate spoilers Atleti would be top of the list, having ousted Manchester United in the last 16 last.
Man. Town: Ederson; Egan-Riley, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko; Gündoğan, Fernandinho, Bernardo Silva; Foden, Jesus, Sterling (8th final return)
Missing the next game if booked: Cancelo, De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus
Atletico: Oblak; Savic, Gimenez, Reinildo; Marcos Llorente, Herrera, Koke, DePaul, Renan Lodi; João Félix, Griezmann (8th final return)
Missing the next game if booked: João Felix, Héctor Herrera, Kondogbia, Llorente, Reinildo, Suárez
Away goals rule abolished
There has been a rule change for 2021/22: the level of ties after the second leg will go to extra time and penalties if necessary, regardless of the number of away goals scored by a team.
Form guide (all competitions, most recent first): WDDWW
where they stand: 1st in Premier League, FA Cup semi-finals
Form guide (all competitions, most recent first): WWWWWW
where they stand: 4th in La Liga
View from the camps
Josep Guardiola, Man. city manager: “They went through an incredibly difficult group stage and against United [in the last 16], on the 180 minutes, they were better. It’s a team that is what it is. They are able to avoid who you are and how you play – their greatest quality – to make it difficult to impose your game.”
Koke, captain of Atlético: “They are among the favourites. Last season they came very close to winning the Champions League. They have a great manager and players, and they play great football, but we like this kind of challenge.”
Where is the 2022 Champions League final?
The Stade de France in Saint-Denis will host the final on Saturday May 28 at 9:00 p.m. CET.
The winners secure a place in the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League group stage if they did not qualify through their domestic competition.