The Champions League semifinals got underway with Manchester City defeating Atletico Madrid 1-0 and Liverpool winning 3-1 over Benfica in Portugal.
City struggled during the first half against an Atletico Madrid side that was able to put all 11 players behind the ball to defend for their lives. But Pep Guardiola seemed to expect a hard-fought affair, which is why he left Phil Foden on the bench to begin the tie. Entering in the 68th minute, Foden pushed the pace of the match leading to his assist on Kevin de Bruyne’s goal that was the eventual game winner.
Liverpool are in the driving seat of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie with SL Benfica after a 3-1 win in Lisbon on Tuesday. However, Jurgen Klopp’s men made it harder for themselves by allowing their Portuguese hosts back into the contest after they led by two goals at the break.