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The Manchester City star breaks the light of the Italian TV camera at Atletico Madrid after injury fears from an aggressive tackle in the first leg

Manchester City booked their place in the Champions League semi-finals with a 1-0 aggregate win over the La Liga champions, where a narrow first leg win at the Etihad Stadium was followed by an action-packed stalemate in Madrid this week.

Following an entertaining showdown with Liverpool on Sunday, Pep Guardiola named a solid line-up to finish the job against Diego Simeone’s men, although the Catalan might not have planned a southerly chase as far where they did as the tie approached. weather.

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Also, according to the latest information from James Ducker and Mike McGrath of The Telegraph, there were fears that Grealish could be injured on Wednesday night given the way the former Aston Villa skipper was. “aggressively targeted” by the Spanish outfit in the first leg.

Manchester City dominated but failed to extend their slender first-half advantage at the Wanda Metropolitano, but Simeone’s side won the match against the Blues after the interval and could very well have equalized had it not been for a valiant City defense towards the end.

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Kevin De Bruyne’s well-taken first-half finish proved to be the difference between the two sides over two innings, although the Belgian is set to miss City’s FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool at Wembley after picking up an injury against Atletico in midweek.

With De Bruyne not expected to be available on Sunday, Grealish will be hoping to start after being left behind in City’s recent meeting with Liverpool and his side’s two Champions League quarter-final matches.


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