Man City lost to Madrid. Manchester City, the reigning champions of the EPL, stumbled in the pre-season friendly. The Citizens lost 2-1 to Atletico Madrid on Saturday (July 30).
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At the Seoul World Cup Stadium, Manchester City was flying to the ground at the Atlético Madrid. The Spanish club beat Citizens, who won the treble last season, 2-1. Guardiola’s side have not been in the best form since the start. Atlético Madrid turned the stick upside down.
No team scored in the first half. Memphis Depay scored in the 66th minute. Carrasco disappointed Guardia by doubling the gap in the 74th minute. Accurate passing, possession of the ball ruled everywhere. But the Dutch could not find the familiar rhythm.
Finally, in the 85th minute, Ruben Dias made the Korean audience happy. But in the end, the fans could not leave the field with joy. City fans had to return home with the memories of defeat after coming to see the champions win.
Manchester City’s pre-season is over for now. The Citizens will take on Arsenal in the Community Shield final on August 6. Then on August 12, the English Premier League season will begin in the 2023-24 season. The Citizens will take on Burnley City in the first match.