UCL: Man City see off Atletico to enter semis

City's Pep Guardiola has reached his ninth UEFA Champions League semi-final, the most of any manager in the history of the competition.
UCL: Man City see off Atletico to enter semis
A late melee between Manchester City and Atlético Madrid is followed by a red card for Felipe. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Manchester City held Atletico Madrid to a goalless draw at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium to qualify for the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League.

City entered the last four 1-0 on aggregate thanks to Kevin de Bryune's winner in the first leg at the Etihad Stadium last Tuesday.

Diego Simeone's side registered three attempts on target but failed to cancel the deficit though they gave City's defence a run for their money.

Pep Guardiola's men who had more possession than the hosts had just one shot on target.

However, Felipe who avoided a booking for a nasty challenge on Phil Foden (who had his head bandaged throughout the game) was sent off for a second tackle on the Englishman which led into a melee at the touchline.

City who found it difficult to play their attacking style showed their defensive strength and held on for a goalless draw.

Guardiola's men will now face Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid (who defeated Chelsea 5-4 on aggregate) in the semifinal of the UCL.

City have reached the UEFA Champions League semi-finals for a third time, also doing so in 2015-16 and 2020-21.

Atlético have been eliminated at the quarter-final stage in four of their 12 UEFA Champions League seasons, also doing so in 1996-97, 2014-15 and 2019-20.

City's Pep Guardiola has reached his ninth UEFA Champions League semi-final, the most of any manager in the history of the competition (four with Barcelona, three with Bayern Munich, two with City).

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