Guardiola made three changes to the City side that beat Burnley in the Premier League at the weekend. Stones, Mahrez and Bernardo Silva are back as owners, Aki retains his place in the team. Goalless first half at Manchester City Stadium: The hosts take charge of the match from the start, but fail to build risks on Oblak’s goal thanks to Atlético’s strong defensive phase. But the Spanish full-back, who falls in the second half, thanks to a goal scored by Kevin De Bruyne, who decides the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League, achieving a valuable advantage in light of the return to Madrid.
Some surprises in the eleven chosen by Klopp, as he preferred Konate to Matip in defence, and preferred Colombian Luis Diaz to striker Diogo Jota. On the defensive, Alexander-Arnold returns after a three-week break. Among the ranks of the Eagles space to experience Otamendi and Vertonghen in the Defense Center, where Gilberto and Grimaldo covered the wings. Their playing in the center will be the key to halting Liverpool’s virtuous attacking play. Outside the midfield for Rafa Silva and Everton. Part one entirely of the Reds brand, Klopp’s men in addition to Konate and Mane’s goals have at least three more clear chances to achieve. In the second 45 minutes, Benfica looks like another team: the 2-1 goal comes directly with Nunez. Then the Portuguese came close to a tie, but in the final Liverpool resumed ending the match 3-1 with the signing of Luis Diaz and placing a dangerous mortgage on the road leading to the semi-finals.
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