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UCL Rewind: Atletico, Man City progress to quarterfinals


While Manchester City made history reaching the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, Atletico Madrid fended off PSV Eindhoven in a dramatic penalty-kick shootout.

Atletico Madrid controlled most of the possession, outshot PSV at the Vicente Calderon and eventually topped PSV, 8-7, in penalties after a 0-0 tie on aggregate.

Antoine Griezmann was a handful to deal with for the visitors, but PSV goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet stood his ground and made save after save to keep the Dutch side alive. In total, Zoet made seven stops in Madrid.

On the other side of the ball, star forward Luuk de Jong was held in check by central defenders Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin. The striker was substituted off in extra time before penalty kicks determined the outcome. Luciano Narsingh, the man who replaced the Dutch striker, was the only one to miss his chance from the spot.

Man City reaches UCL quarterfinals for first time

A Dynamo Kiev comeback was not in the cards at the Etihad Stadium.

The Ukrainian club entered Tuesday’s decisive second leg down, 3-1, needing to score at least three goals to win in England. Yet, despite losing both starting centerbacks to injuries in the first half, Man City held on to tie, 0-0.

The Citizens’ day started off on a devastating note, as captain Vincent Kompany went down with an apparent calf injury, which forced manager Manuel Pellegrini to use one of his three substitutions early. The injury bug then spread to centerback Nicolas Otamendi, who was forced to come off approximately 23 minutes into the game.

Despite the losses, Man City’s defense held firm, preventing Andriy Yarmolenko and Kiev’s other attackers from scoring a single away goal.

What do you think of Tuesday’s UCL results? Think Man City will reach the semifinals? How far will Atletico go in the UCL?

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