ATLETICO Madrid added to Manchester United’s misery this season after Renan Lodi’s header saw the La Liga champions advance to the Champions League quarter-finals thanks to a 1-0 win at Old Trafford on Wednesday (16/3), which put Los Rojiblancos 2-1 on aggregate. .
The Brazil defender scored with a header after going unmarked, four minutes before the break, to end Manchester United’s last chance of a trophy of the season. The Red Devils have been fasting for titles since 2017.
This season, Manchester United are also faced with the tough task of winning a ticket to next season’s Champions League after they are currently ranked fifth in the Premier League standings.
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Atletico have also performed poorly in La Liga this season. They have to fight hard to get into the top four in the standings.
However, Diego Simeone’s boys’ experience in the Champions League was evident as they advanced to the quarter-finals for the sixth time in nine seasons.
Cristiano Ronaldo has always been a scourge for Atletico in the Champions League, twice eliminating Los Rojiblacos while playing for Atletico Madrid and then scoring a hat-trick for Juventus to overturn Atletico’s 2-0 lead in the last 16 two years ago.
However, this time, Atletico managed to dampen the appearance of the 37-year-old striker so he couldn’t say much. (AFP/OL-1)