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Man City To Face Benfica In UEFA Youth League Quarter Finals

Devante Cole scored Man City's only goal in Spain last night. Image: mcfc.com

Devante Cole scored Man City’s only goal in Spain last night. Image: mcfc.com

Three English teams will play in the UEFA Youth League quarter finals as Manchester City beat Atletico Madrid yesterday to join Arsenal and Chelsea in the last eight.

City’s win sets them up a tie with Portuguese giants Benfica whilst Chelsea host Schalke and Arsenal will play at home against Barcelona.

Patrick Vieira’s side booked their place thanks to a single Devante Cole strike.

Son of former United striker Andrew, Cole finished Thierry Ambrose’s through ball to give the Citizens the win with his 25th minute goal last night in Spain.

City fielded a strong squad that included Marcos Lopes and Matthias Bossaerts but they got lucky when Billy O’Brien palmed Alberto’s shot on to the crossbar shortly after Man City took the lead.

O’brien remained in fine form to deny the Spanish side further and help his side progress to the next round.

Their opponents Benfica won all three of their group stage matches and convincingly beat Austria Wien 4-1 yesterday evening. The date of the quarter final tie is yet to be decided.



About Tom Bennett

I'm a 21-year-old Multimedia Journalism student at Bournemouth University aspiring to be one of Britain's top sports journalists. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for contact and further information.



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