Athletic-M. City: Simeone forced to be Pep and Guardiola disguised as Cholo

Atlético and Manchester City play the pass to the semifinals with an English minimum income (0-1). There will be no riot for Cholo, who will prioritize not conceding any goals and keeping the game and the tie alive.

The Metropolitan will experience the most unpredictable match in the quarterfinals Champions. Two teams forced to play against nature to reach a place in the semifinals. A game of chess in which Simeone, with white, must propose to overcome the 1-0 against the first leg. In front Guardiola administers that minimum income that would justify taking refuge behind and going against it. The English could also look for a goal to sentence the tie, but Pep is not a coach to entrench himself or make concessions and take crazy risks. Even less before a strategist like Simeone whom he never eliminated.

Nothing suggests that the Athletic propose an offensive rampage to disarm the City. In fact, the cholos He already warned at the end of the first leg: “We will compete with humility as far as we can & rdquor ;. Humility can be translated into caution, tacticism… If the 1-0 in the second leg was considered a good result by the Atléticos, they will also achieve a 0-0 lead in the 60th minute in the Metropolitan. Whatever it is not conceding a goal keeps them one goal away from leveling the tie. And after the ultra-defensive deployment in the Etihad StadiumEverything invites us to think that Simeone will do a containment exercise. Atlético confirmed in Majorcaas before I raised Y Alaves, who has a hard time sinking his teeth into rivals who entrench themselves and force him to propose with the ball at his feet. But City does not seem to be one of them.

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Guardiola won the first leg because he had patience, despite going 0-0, to wait for Simeone move chip first and then hit with his changes. Is now cholos who must be patient if the minutes go by and the game goes goalless, because they will still be one goal away from equalizing the tie. A goal that can come in the 9th or 89th minute. There is no rush. No margin of error…

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