In the first leg of last round of 16 match of the champions league, 2021/22 Atletico Madrid hosted Manchester United. In the 7th minute of the first half João Félix gave the host side lead. The Portuguese youngster delivered a world class flying header. Renan Lodi crossed the ball into the United’s box, Joao Felix was already there to decide the cross. Moreover, UEFA has nominated this goal for the goal of the week. On the other hand, Manchester United dominated the ball. But were unable to hit a single shot on target in the first half. Watch the highlights of Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United.
As usual, Manchester United were good on ball possession in the second half too. But, they were not able to penetrate it on the Atletico’s post. Match official issued Total of 9 yellow cards in the match. 4 for Atletico, and 5 for Manchester United. In the 75th minute, Anthony Elanga entered the ground in place of Marcus Rashford. The 19 years old, Swedish international then gave Manchester United a equalizing goal in the 80th minute. Bruno Fernandes provided a through-pass to Anthony Elanga who was sprinting across the Atleti’s defense. Elanga controlled the pass, and scored past Jan Oblak. Watch the highlights of Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United.
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Manchester United vs Atletico Madrid Second Leg
The second leg of the champions league is on 16th of March. Manchester United will host Atletico Madrid in their home ground “Theatre Of Dreams”. Moreover, there won’t be any away goal rule from this season. So, it will be much beneficial Atletico Madrid if the game ends on 0-0 draw.
If Atletico Madrid plays a 2-2 draw against Manchester United at the Old Trafford, then the knockout will proceed to the extra time. And, if the tie is still not broken then penalty shoot out will decide the qualification.
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