Guardiola’s visitors maintained 60 per cent possession but registered just one shot on target in the second leg. However, Atletico have become notorious for being a nightmare draw in European knockout competition because of Simeone and his players’ ability to slow down the game as much as possible, especially when ahead.
Progressing past such a task, where mighty teams have fallen in previous seasons, puts Man City in excellent stead to go all the way and finally lift their maiden Champions League trophy in May. Meanwhile, Atleti will undoubtedly be back again next season to inflict more frustration-farming terror on their opponents.
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