Man City vs. Atletico Madrid result, highlights & analysis:  De Bruyne finally breaks through Simeone's wall 

Kevin De Bruyne fired Manchester City to a 1-0 win in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid 

Back in Manchester after disposing of Manchester United in the previous round 

Atletico was typically resolute during the first half-starving themselves of possession and City of chances 

But the hosts stepped things up after the break and Guardiola 

whose tactics on these occasions have so often been put under the microscope 

came up trumps with a triple substitution in the 70th minute. 

They drove Atletico back over the course of the opening 45 minutes but were unable to register a shot on target before the interval 

John Stones coming forward from center-back to shoot aimlessly over the bar from 30 yards 

was a sign of the sort of frustration Diego Simeone tries to sow 

Marcos Llorente and Antoine Griezmann each threatened the counter-attack early 

In the second half but City then started to move through the gears. 

It was De Bruyne's 50th Champions League appearance for City 

He is their ultimate Champions League clutch player 

Man City vs. Atletico Madrid final score MAN CITY - 1 ATLETICO - 0