From the players on the field to the fans in the stands, it was hard not to recognize Manchester City’s home stadium, Etihad Stadium, with its blue waves and cheers. City’s popularity has made the Seoul World Cup venue almost a second home.
Atletico Madrid won 2-1 against Manchester City in the second leg of the Coupang Play Series at Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8:40 p.m. on Tuesday.
In the 21st minute of the second half, Memphis Depay exchanged passes with Angel Correa in front of the City box and cut to the center of the box, where he fired a right-footed mid-range shot to split the City goal. Yannick Carrasco added a second in the 29th minute with a right-footed shot from just outside the City penalty area. City’s Jubeng Dias pulled one back in the 40th minute with a header from a corner kick, but that was as close as they would get.
City’s light blue jerseys were the predominant color at Seoul World Cup Stadium on this day. It was a testament to the immense popularity of last season’s triple winners (league, FA Cup, and Champions League).
The three most popular stars were Elling Holland, Kevin De Bruyne, and coach Pep Guardiola. When Holland caught the ball, the 64,185 fans in the stadium cheered in unison. Pep and De Bruyne were on the bench, but the fans roared every time the broadcast cameras 토토사이트 caught them. Shouts of joy and disappointment echoed around the stadium even as City’s crucial moments came, such as when Kyle Walker’s mid-range shot hit the crossbar.
As the second half continued, a wave of support swept across the stadium. There was even a hilarious moment when the opposing team’s Antoine Griezmann encouraged the City fans to do the same.
In all, 64,185 people attended the Seoul World Cup, filling virtually every seat in the stadium. It was a night of blue heat in Seoul that Manchester could only dream of.