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2 things we learnt from Man City Women’s draw with Atletico Madrid

Man City women faced Atlético Madrid on Wednesday night in their next round of the Champions League. The game ended 1-1. Who goes through to the next stage will now be decided in an away leg.

Nick Cushing’s side started off really well and went 1-0 up. However, they ended up conceding in the second half and couldn’t find a winner.

It wasn’t the typical blues performance that fans were used to. Man City are top of the Women’s Super League. They’ve done well in all competitions and even won their first Champions League clash, 7-1.

Now they will have to wait to see their fate in the competition because the draw won’t give them any ease in the next round.

However, there are a few reasons to why Man City may have under-performed. The Champions League is adding another game onto their weekly schedule. It’s probably tiring them out.

They also have a few players like Georgia Stanway out injured. Also, Atlético are are a brilliant side.

Here’s two things that fans learned from the performance…

Ellie Roebuck

Ellie Roebuck has been filling in as the first choice keeper at Man City. In the first game of the season against Man United, I witnessed her make some amazing saves.

Although, I didn’t know if she would be consistent. However, she has proven me wrong. Last night, she was one talking point from a lot of people.

If it wasn’t for her, Man City could have conceded a few more. She is world-class.

Concentration

Sorry to be negative here but Nick Cushing said after the match that his side seemed to lose concentration.

I’ve watched the highlights and I have to agree. It looked like they were so focussed on the fact they had scored that they forgot they needed to keep it that way.

Like I said earlier, they have an extra fixture to fulfil in their schedule so tiredness will come. However, if they want to succeed in the Champions League this season, they will have to keep it going for the full 90 minutes.

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