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Phil Foden appeared to have laughed at Diego Simeone‘s touchline antics in the dying stages of the heated goalless draw between Manchester City and Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. 

The England international was targeted by the Spanish side throughout the second leg after producing an assist to set up Kevin De Bruyne for the only goal of the first-leg in the quarter final tie.

Atletico did all they could to put the 21-year-old off his game and stop one of City’s main attackers at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Phil Foden appeared to have laughed at Diego Simeone’s touchline antics on Wednesday

Foden, 21, glanced over at Atletico boss Simeone before having a giggle with the City bench

Foden was forced to play most of the match with a head bandage after being clattered by Atletico centre-back Felipe.

The Brazilian defender was sent off for picking up a second yellow card later in the contest for yet another challenge on Foden.

The attacker was even dragged back onto the pitch by Stefan Savic when he was rolling around in pain following the tackle.

The attacker was even dragged back onto the pitch by Stefan Savic when he was in pain

The attacker was even dragged back onto the pitch by Stefan Savic when he was in pain

The attacker was even dragged back onto the pitch by Stefan Savic when he was in pain 

Despite all of ill treatment Foden received, he still managed to see the funny side of it all, as he glanced over at Simeone before having a giggle with the City bench when the manager became extremely animated as nine minutes of stoppage time was added on. 

City managed to hold firm and seal their progress – despite Simeone urging his team on in the dying stages from the touchline. 

Fans absolutely loved Foden’s reaction to Simeone after struggling through the contest with Atletico playeusing bullying tactics to throw him off his game.

Fans absolutely loved Foden’s reaction to Simeone in the dying stages of the quarter-final tie

One fan admitted he loved to see Foden laughing at Simeone for his touchline antics

One fan admitted he loved to see Foden laughing at Simeone for his touchline antics

One fan admitted he loved to see Foden laughing at Simeone for his touchline antics

One fan even poked fun at England star for his 'swimming cap' after picking up a head injury

One fan even poked fun at England star for his 'swimming cap' after picking up a head injury

One fan even poked fun at England star for his ‘swimming cap’ after picking up a head injury

One said: ‘Foden with a swimming cap on laughing at Simeone is peak 2022.

Another admitted: ‘Foden laughing at Simeone is the sort of sh**housery we love to see.

A third added: ‘Phil Foden laughing at Diego Simeone losing his head. Iconic.’ 

City are into the Champions League semi-finals where they will face Real Madrid in a bid to reach the final once again this season.

Pep Guardiola’s side reached the final last season, but were beaten by Premier League rivals Chelsea 1-0, as Kai Havertz found the back of the net. 

The Citizens are the favourites to lift the prestigious trophy and will hope they can live up to that expectation by winning the club’s first-ever European trophy. 

Source: DailyMail Sports

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