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Manchester City Women v Atletico Madrid women – Match Preview And Prediction

Blues Must Score In Madrid

Manchester City Women Training Session and Press Conference Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Manchester City women take on Atletico Madrid Women in a match where they have to score at least once to keep their hopes of making the quarter final of the Champions League. The blues drew the first leg 1-1 after conceding a late equaliser in the first encounter two weeks ago after taking the lead in the 12th minute through Janine Beckie.

Atletico knocked City out of the competition last year at the last 32 stage, and the blues, who earned a 1-1 draw in Spain last season, will be eager to make amends and knock the Spaniards out in the process.

After a perfect start to the season, the blues have slipped a little, losing to United and Arsenal in successive weeks, which has wrecked Ellie Roebuck’s prefect clean sheet record.

Team News

Keira Walsh will be available to play despite being sent off against United during their League Cup tie last weekend. Ellen White could be in line for her first start after playing 30 minutes in the defeat to Arsenal on Sunday.

Toni Duggan is set to start against her former club for Atletico.

Prediction

I’m being really biased here, but I genuinely think the girls can do it. It will be a tough fight, but City have enough to get through. I don’t think they’ll win, but a high score draw will be enough.

Atletico 2-2 Manchester City