Manchester City and Atletico Madrid are still battling with each other at the Etihad Stadium, as regards the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. The Pep Guardiola’s men and the Diego Simeone’s men played 0-0 in the first-half, which means it’s going to be tough and hot in the second-half.
Meanwhile, Nigerian gospel singer, Nathaniel Bassey has reacted to Atletico Madrid’s style of play against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. The 41-year old singer said, “Atletico. King of the bus packing game”, mainly because the La Liga side are defending with almost 11 players at the back, which made it difficult for Manchester City to penetrate.
Statistically, in the first-half, the Pep Guardiola’s men had 70% ball possession, 6 goal attempts, 3 shots off goal, 3 shots blocked and 6 free-kicks, whilst Atletico Madrid had 30% ball possession, 0 goal attempts, 0 shots off goal, 0 shots blocked and just 2 free-kicks. Without being sentimental, the La Liga side is a really defensive team.
Diego Simeone isn’t taking it lightly against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, because he knows the Pep Guardiola’s men are very offensive, so he decided to play a defensive style of game, as Nathaniel Bassey claimed he’s the king of the bus packing game. The Argentine gaffer knows he cannot win against the Premier League, if he opens too much at the back, so he chose to defend with 5 defenders.
Simply put, Nigerian popular gospel singer, Nathaniel Bassey, has reacted to Atletico Madrid’s style of play against Manchester City, as regards the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. The popular singer said the Diego Simeone’s men are the king of the bus packing game, because they’re playing a defensive game against the Pep Guardiola’s men.