After a one-all draw from the first leg, both Manchester United and Atletico Madrid have everything to play for as they plan to do fight for a quarter-finals spot on March 15th.
Match Preview of Manchester United vs Atletico Madrid
With the first leg having completed as a one-all draw, the forthcoming gathering between Manchester United and Atletico Madrid is immovably balanced on a blade’s edge. Goals from young person Joao Felix and youngster Anthony Elanga wound up guaranteeing that Ralf Ragnick and Diego Simeone’s men shared the crown jewels. Nonetheless, with away goals being precluded, this implies that this game could go for each side.
Strangely, Manchester United, who come into this challenge having beaten Tottenham 3-2 at the end of the week because of a hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo, haven’t had the best record with regards to highlighting against Spanish teams at home. Of their last eight games in the Champions League, the Red Devils have won only two. That being said, Atletico Madrid, who likewise come into this game having dominated in the match as they got a 2-1 win over Cadiz on Friday, have battled out and about against English sides. They haven’t had the option to keep a spotless sheet in any of their last eight in this opposition, and also, have neglected to win three of their last four knockout rounds subsequent to drawing the primary leg at home.
Atletico comes into this game having dominated four of their last five matches across all comps, and with Real Madrid having fled with the title, Los Rojiblancos won’t be guarding their La Liga crown toward the finish of this season. Regardless, they actually have a shot at winning this prize – which strangely has escaped Diego Simeone during an exceptionally effective spell as director – yet will confront some harsh contest from likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich.
Manchester United, as far as concerns them, are additionally well out of the title race with their cross-town rivals City living it up on top of the table. Despite the fact that they were held to an unexpected draw against Crystal Palace as of late, City’s genuine danger is, in all honesty, Liverpool, who sit four points back. Accordingly, as Atleti, Manchester United’s a single shot at recovery will be to win the Champions League, which would likewise promise them a spot in the following year’s competition, paying little mind to where they finish in the table.
With all to play for, will the Red Devils walk on to the quarter-finals and maybe past? Or on the other hand, will Los Rojiblancos put that fantasy to sleep when they show up at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening?
Check Out Team News of Manchester United alongside Atletico Madrid
Manchester United: Bruno Fernandes, Luke Shaw, and Scott McTominay could all return in the wake of passing up a major opportunity as of late because of COVID-19 (Fernandes and Shaw) and a calf injury (McTominay).
Atletico Madrid: Yannick Carrasco is as yet out because of a boycott, while Matheus Cunha, Daniel Wass, Sime Vrsaljko, and Thomas Lemar are definite absentees because of injury. Also, Mario Hermoso, Geoffrey Kondogbia, and Jose Gimenez are altogether questions because of wounds, however, in any case, have joined their colleagues on the excursion to England. At long last, the guests have been given a significant lift with the arrival of Koke, who passed up the principal leg, with the Spanish worldwide highlighting on Friday in league play.
Some basic facts about the teams between Manchester United & Atletico Madrid
- Manchester United have just won two of their last eight UCL home games against Spanish teams (D3 L3)
- Atlético haven’t kept a spotless sheet in any of their eight away games against English teams in the UCL
- That being said, Los Rojiblancos have won nine of their last 12 two-legged ties against English sides