Can Pep’s Cityzens Finish the Job in Madrid? – Apex Football UCL Preview

Last night’s set of Champions League quarterfinal fixtures is one for the history books! We go again tonight with some mouthwatering encounters set to dazzle. Apex Football would be bringing you all the games live!

Manchester City will take a trip to the capital of Spain in an attempt to see off Diego Simeone’s Atletico side. The reverse fixture at the Etihad ended 1-0 in favour of the Cityzens. It would be interesting to see how the game ends tonight.

Liverpool plays host to Benfica at Anfield after winning the first leg by 3-1. The Kops have all but qualified for the Semi-finals, but if the Real Madrid vs Chelsea game last night is anything to go by, Liverpool still has a big game on their hands.

Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City

Manchester City will hope to seal their spot in the Champions League semi-finals when they face Atletico Madrid this evening.

The Premier League leaders head to Spain holding a slender one-goal advantage after Kevin De Bruyne’s second-half effort in the first leg at the Etihad last week, while they played out a pulsating 2-2 draw with title rivals Liverpool on Sunday.

Atletico fell to a surprise defeat at the weekend, away to Mallorca to leave them on the brink of dropping out of the top four in LaLiga.

But Diego Simeone’s side will be urged on by a vociferous backing at the Wanda Metropolitano, albeit shorn of 5,000 fans after a Uefa ruling against the Atleti supporters following discriminatory behaviour in Manchester.

Team News

Renan Lodi and Hector Herrera sat out Atletico’s defeat at the weekend and remain major doubts for this game. Stefan Savic overcame a knock to feature and should make the lineup tonight.

City came through the Liverpool draw with no fresh injury concerns and have Kyle Walker back from suspension tonight, while Ruben Dias has travelled with the squad after a thigh injury.

Liverpool vs Benfica

A place in the Champions League semi-finals is at stake as Benfica head to Liverpool today.

Jurgen Klopp has never taken the Reds to the final four of all three cups in the same season and yet that is what awaits the German if he can oversee a successful return leg.

Luis Diaz scored late to seal a 3-1 victory in Lisbon to open the quarter-final tie, before Liverpool took a 2-2 draw away from the Premier League clash with Manchester City on the weekend.

Benfica were able to rest many of their stars ahead of the game yet face a big task to come back and knock the 2019 Champions League winners out.

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