Here is the latest form and team news from both sides:
Atlético Madrid have slumped to two straight defeats for the first time since January, losing to Mallorca over the weekend after falling to Manchester City during the week. Simeone’s side had been otherwise solid before those two losses, winning 7 and drawing 1 out of 8 straight games.
In Europe, they swept past Manchester United in the Round of 16, winning 2–1 on aggregate, and they face yet another Manchester club on Thursday, albeit with a different style of play. Antoine Griezmann is their most lethal goalscorer with 4 goals and 2 assists.
Jose Maria Herera, Hector Herera, and Angel Correa are out with injuries and may not play a part against Manchester City.
Guardiola’s men face a showdown meeting with Liverpool on Sunday before traveling to Madrid to chase their first Champions League title. They have approached the business end of the season in fine form, with 7 wins, 2 draws, and 1 loss in their last 10 games.
City dispatched Sporting Lisbon 5–0 on aggregate in the Round of 16 and quickly took a foothold in the quarter-final tie, with a 1–0 lead against a defensive-minded Atlético Madrid. With players like Riyad Mahrez, who has 6 goals and 1 assist, they have a strong chance of progressing over their Spanish counterparts.
Ruben Dias and Cole Palmer are the only players sidelined with injuries for City, and they may not be part of the trip to Madrid.