Soccer-City and Liverpool lock horns again in Wembley FA Cup battle
MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Manchester City and Liverpool will meet again six days after their enthralling Premier League clash, this time at Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday.
Title holders City lead Liverpool by a point after the 2-2 draw at the Etihad on Sunday and as well as a final to play for neither will want to hand a psychological edge to the other.04- 14- 2022 10:00 AM Manchester City’s Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (L) kicks the ball during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Manchester City FC at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on April 13, 2022.—REUTERS/File Photo Tens of thousands of staff at China’s main iPhone manufacturing base will have to go undergo mandatory Covid-testing on Thursday, a potential risk to global supply of Apple Inc.A MADRID (April 14): Manchester City produced a disciplined performance to secure a fractious 0-0 draw at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday and reach the Champions League semi-finals 1-0 on aggregate.
Both teams came through their Champions League quarter-final tests on Wednesday but Liverpool, who rested seven first-choice starters at home to Benfica, should be fresher than City who came through a fierce battle with Atletico Madrid in Spain.Liverpool, who have already won the League Cup this season, are still in with a chance of an unprecedented quadruple of trophies this season while City have hopes of a treble.Kevin De Bruyne scored the only goal of the tie in the first leg in Manchester and City held on despite a bad-tempered finish to the return leg in the Spanish capital.The FA Cup may no longer have the status it once enjoyed but the fact that Saturday's game pits two of the strongest sides in the world together has added extra spice to the occasion.Foxconn representatives didn’t have immediate comment."It is a massive competition, massive competition," said Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, whose club last reached the semis in 2015, several months before he took charge.Video then showed clashes continuing in the tunnel with police called to help separate the two squads."Obviously so far we didn't even go to the semis yet, so it's the first experience in the semi-finals at Wembley – but better late than never," said the German.The visitors were patient, slowing down the pace of the game and running down the clock to the displeasure of Atletico manager Diego Simeone and their vocal supporters crowd.
"Now we are there and it means everything to us, to be honest.“We know that they sometimes try and make things happen like that and we dealt with it really well,“ Stones told BT Sport.and Apple laptop maker Quanta Computer Inc.I hope our people can get to London.I hope they can make it and that we have the atmosphere a semi-final between Liverpool and City deserves.” He added: “We kept our tempers and it is easy to get drawn into stuff like that." LONDON AFFAIR While fans will have to travel south by road over the Easter weekend for Saturday's game amid a lack of train services due to engineering works, the other semi-final on Sunday is an all-London affair between Chelsea and Crystal Palace.His administration has held firm, even as public anger simmers in Shanghai and economic costs mount.Palace's seven-match unbeaten run in all competitions ended at Leicester City last week and manager Patrick Vieira will hope Chelsea are still recovering from their Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid in an extra-time thriller on Tuesday.When asked if he thought Atletico had gone too far, and targeted Foden in particular, he said: “Nothing to say."I'm proud of my team mates for the effort they have made, nothing to blame the team for.
While the title challengers take a break from league action, the battle for the top four and top-flight survival continues.Tottenham Hotspur will aim to strengthen their grip on fourth place when they host Brighton & Hove Albion in the early kickoff on Saturday before Manchester United, who lost at struggling Everton last week, host bottom club Norwich City.” Guardiola said City would have to raise their game as the club go in search of a first European title.Fifth-placed Arsenal have suffered back-to-back losses and visit Southampton, who lost 6-0 to Chelsea last time out.At the bottom of the table, 19th-placed Watford are at home to Brentford, while on Sunday Burnley, in 18th, travel to West Ham United who are sixth and battling for a European spot.“In the first half we had chances, overall we are in the semi-finals - it is well deserved.(Reporting by Simon Evans, editing by Ken Ferris) Article type: metered." City, bidding to win European club football's most prestigious trophy for the first time, will play record 13-times champions Real Madrid in the semi-finals.
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Man City ride out Atletico storm to secure semi-final spotMADRID (April 14): Manchester City produced a disciplined performance to secure a fractious 0-0 draw at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday and reach the Champions League semi-finals 1-0 on aggregate.Tensions boiled over in the closing stages and Atletico defender Felipe was sent off after receiving a second yellow card before the teams played out 12 minutes of added time.Scuffles broke out among the players following Felipe’s dismissal for kicking out at Phil Foden and continued after the final whistle as
City lepasi aksi tegang di Madrid untuk mara ke separuh akhirGol tunggal Kevin de Bruyne dalam perlawanan pertama minggu lalu memadai untuk membawa City bertemu Real Madrid di separuh akhir selepas suku akhir kedua berkesudahan 0-0.
Soccer-Man City hold off frustrated Atletico to reach semi-finalsMADRID (Reuters) - Manchester City produced a disciplined performance to secure a fractious 0-0 draw at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday and reach the Champions League semi-finals 1-0 on aggregate.
Simeone aims dig at Guardiola after Atletico and City players scrap in tunnel | Malay MailMADRID, April 14 — Diego Simeone aimed a thinly veiled dig at Pep Guardiola on a feisty and bad-tempered night at the Wanda Metropolitano yesterday, where Manchester City’s advance to the semi-finals was overshadowed by a brawl on the pitch and in the tunnel. Simeone was asked after the match...