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Champions League City and Madrid through

Champions League City and Madrid through

Manchester City and Atletico Madrid reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League after edging out their opponents on Tuesday night.

City were held to a barren draw by Dynamo Kiev of Ukraine but still made it to the last eight for the first time in their history as they had won the first leg 3-1.

Madrid on the other hand needed post-match penalties to edge out PSV Eindhoven 8-7 after the return match ended in a barren draw.

Despite going through, City put up a lethargic performance and coach Manuel Pellegrini will be worried about the loss of Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi who were pulled off the match due to injury early in the first half.

Image Source: BBC

Image Source: BBC

The first half of the fixture at Etihad Stadium was slow paced with little action to report.

City looked more dangerous in the second half and Jesus Navas was unlucky not to score after his low drive hit the post. Yaya Toure coming back from injury also had a chance but his effort was easily dealt with by the goalkeeper.

City have already bagged the League Cup and winning the Champions League remains their only hope for a second trophy. Winning the Premier League remains out of their reach considering that they are trailing leaders Leicester by 12 points.

But the absence of Kompany is likely to worry Pellegrini ahead of the quarter-final draw. The Belgian has struggled a lot with injury this season and has played in less than half the 46 matches City have been involved.

Juanfran scored the winning penalty as Atletico Madrid beat PSV 8-7 to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Image Source: The Guardian

Image Source: The Guardian

None of the teams could claim victory after the final whistle as both legs ended in barren draws and this was also the first time that there were no goals scored in a Champions League knock-out fixture. In the penalty shoot-out both teams scored the first seven penalties before Luuk de Jong hit the bar.

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