Manchester United hosts Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League 1/8 finals. The match will be played on Tuesday, March 15th at Old Trafford (Manchester)
Manchester United is going through hard times. The arrival of Ralf Rangnick allowed stabilizing the situation only slightly, but the team does not show much progress under the management of this German coach. The Red Devils are outside the top four in the Premier League standings. Moreover, they do not look like real contenders for a place in the Champions League zone. And even such high-quality players as Ronaldo, Sancho, Pogba, Bruno, and Varane cannot help their team to improve the situation. Yes, the Mancunians have a chance of reaching the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Even a minimal victory is enough for them to achieve this goal. But in recent years, Manchester United has had far from the best statistics at Old Trafford. In the previous 12 games, the following results were recorded: five victories, two draws, and two defeats.
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Atlético Madrid was supposed to beat Manchester United at Wanda Metropolitano. Simeone’s men took the lead in the 7th minute (Felix scored a goal) and were in the lead until the 80th minute. Now the Spaniards need a victory to advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament. But as you understand, to win at Old Trafford is not an easy task. I will remind you that the Mattress Makers have already played in England in the current European campaign. In the group stage, they lost to Liverpool at Anfield (2-0). In the 10 previous away games, Atletico Madrid managed to win only four times (one draw and five defeats.)
The next match between these teams will be the fourth in the history of their head-to-head confrontations. Two games ended in draws, and Atlético Madrid gained one victory. Given the status of the upcoming game and the level of the teams, I’m sure that it will be interesting. In my opinion, Atlético Madrid is stronger now. Yes, the team had a recession not so long ago, but it has ended. The Mattress Makers even took fourth place in the LaLiga standings. Yes, Simeone’s men again devote more time to defense than to attack, but this gives a result. Manchester looks absolutely unbalanced. Leaders don’t show anything at all. Perhaps the fact that the Red Devils will perform in front of their native stands will serve as additional motivation for them. But I don’t expect a goal show.