Atlético’s seven-game sprint to LaLiga’s finish line begins at the Metropolitano on Sunday.
A goalless draw was not enough.
Atlético Madrid put in a battling performance for the ages but fell short against Manchester City.
Man City advanced 1-0 on aggregate after an intense second leg.
The Rojiblancos must leave everything on the line to overturn their first-leg deficit.
More defensive resilience and a fiery playmaker’s return will be important factors in the second leg.
Javier Aguirre’s side beat the Colchoneros in sunny Palma.
A second-half penalty decided the result.
Simeone said it wasn’t a lack of concentration that cost his side on Saturay ahead of key Champions League clash.
Atlético have the biggest game of their season on Wednesday but Simeone opts to leave most of his side unchanged against Mallorca.
Atlético are seeking to extend its winning streak in LaLiga in preparation for Man City’s arrival next Wednesday.
The Citizens have a one-goal advantage going into the second leg.
Kevin de Bruyne’s goal was the only one of the night.
LaLiga’s reigning champions visit the Premier League’s best.
Simeone versus Pep is a battle of styles, and Atlético need to be perfect to progress in the Champions League.
Here’s what Atleti need to do to get a result in the Champions League quarterfinal first leg.
The Atlético Madrid defender has a few days to overcome injury concerns ahead of key Champions League clash.
Braces from Suárez and João Félix secured Atleti’s sixth straight league win.
Atleti will seek a measure of revenge on Saturday night.
That didn’t take long.