- That is naughty from Felipe’: Atletico Madrid defender somehow escapes yellow for ‘nasty’ challenge on Phil Foden… as Chris Sutton questions why the Man City star wasn’t taken off for a ‘proper’ concussion check
- Second yellow card to Felipe (Atletico Madrid) for a bad foul.
- João Cancelo (Manchester City) is shown a yellow card for a bad foul.
- Atletico Madrid collected 3 yellow cards and 1 Red Card.
- Pep Guardiola has reached his ninth @ChampionsLeague semi-final, the most of any manager in the history of the competition
Atletico Madrid team behaved badly today, and they turned today’s Champions League match they played against Manchester City into an all-out brawl.
Phil Foden was kicked, they headbutt Raheem Sterling and then the fight continued into the tunnel. This was the second-leg match between Manchester City and Atletico, Man City won the first leg 1 – 0. The Second leg ended 0 -0 and this means Manchester City advanced into the Champions League final 4 on a 1 – 0 aggregate.
The fight was embarrassing to Atletico, however, Manchester City kept their cool.
Pep Guardiola said that the match was tough and it was important that Man City go through. “Everyone saw the action, but I have nothing to say,” added the City boss.
“It is the champion of Spain and they played with energy and, in the second half, were better than us and we were lucky we didn’t concede. In the first half we had chances, overall we are in the semi-finals – it is well deserved.
“The opponent is so tough, all the teams in the Champions League come here and suffer so it is important we go through.”
“We knew it was not an easy place to come, it is a hostile environment, it was a difficult night all round and how we defended and controlled ourselves over the two legs was incredible,” Stones told BT Sport.
“We know that they sometimes try to make things happen like that and we dealt with it really well.
“It is not nice to talk about and I don’t want to dwell on it because over the two legs we played incredible against such an experienced side in what they do, we kept our tempers.”
“Phil was such a threat in both games, instant impact in the first and how he drove us up the pitch tonight, gained yards and free-kicks – I think he is feeling it now,” added the England centre-back.
Manchester City advanced to the final 4, alongside Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Villarreal.