Champions League – Atl. Madrid vs. ManUnited: Highlights to read

1-0 to the Rojiblancos after 45 minutes – and that’s the best news for Manchester United. The Rangnick-Elf hardly takes place at the front, and also offers something at the back with dropouts and lack of concentration. Atletico struck early on, but now almost have to lead higher. In their own ranks, Oblak and the people in front of him are hardly challenged at all.

45. Minute (+2)And then it’s halftime!

Yellow card
45. Minute (+1) – Yellow card

Hector Herrera

Hector Herrera

Before the break, Herrera courageously reached out again in midfield and saw the first yellow card of the evening.

45. MinuteAlmost the 2:0! Lodi sends another sharp cross from the left close to the goal, Vrsaljko, who has moved up, comes to a close at the second post, but only maneuvers the ball against the crossbar – great luck for the Red Devils!

44. MinuteCross Rashford, cross back from Shaw, and cross back Rashford again – always over Ronaldo and from the edge of the box to the edge of the box. That’s not going to happen, United.

41. MinuteKondogbia steals the ball from Pogba in midfield, then drives it forward, but doesn’t get it on Correa on the edge of the box – Maguire is in between as a rock in the surf.

39. MinuteAt Atletico, self-confidence and the initiative to invest more forward are increasing again. Felix pulls in from the right wing, then flicks a meter or two past the left post.

36. MinuteWhat is Rangnick thinking about right now?! At least the United coach looks pretty deep in thought on the sidelines. Meanwhile, colleague Simeone is dictating in the usual way.

33. MinuteFor the first time United have the opportunity to counterattack on the right side, but referee Hategan whistle blows the whistle. Before that, a ball poke from Ronaldo and Mandava, with the Madrilenian dropping slightly. Happy whistle for Atleti.

31. MinuteThe guests made mistakes: First Varane almost missed a pass from de Gea, then Fred played into Lodi’s legs during the build-up and had to pull the foul immediately to the left of the sixteen.

30. MinuteHalf an hour through, a short interim conclusion: Atletico withdrew after the lead, but still have everything under control against an offensively unimaginative Manchester.

27. MinuteWhat does Ronaldo actually do? – Nothing so far. The star striker is completely signed off, but also gets almost no ball from midfield.

24. MinuteRashford, United’s only offensive asset to date, picks up speed on the right wing but is ruthlessly pushed off by Savic – top tackle from the Montenegrin.

22. MinuteLlorente crosses from the right to the far post, where Lodi is lurking – but Lindelöf heads wide first. But then there is no corner kick because Llorente’s flank has already sailed through.

20. MinuteFernandes and Sancho on the right wing with a mismatch. The ex-BVB man in particular is not yet in the game at all and has been practically invisible up to this point.

18. MinuteFred comes too late in midfield against the shielding Correa – clear foul, but then Correa makes a bit too much of it.

16. MinuteRight now Rashford with a nice movement past Savic and Mandava, then with the disc for Fernandes. Still slightly deflected, the Portuguese shoots over it from 20 meters.

14. MinuteJoao Felix is ​​sent into the room in a semicircle, but then puts the ball a little too far in front of Maguire. Because Atletico follows up again, United only comes to relief in the third attempt at clarification.

12. MinuteWith the leadership in the back, the typical Atletico DNA is now coming to the fore for the first time: stand defensively, wait, be disgusting, grab when it is necessary.

9. MinuteAnd that’s the first time an English team has conceded a goal in this Champions League round of 16. Chelsea, City and Liverpool have all previously kept a clean sheet.

7. Minute – TOOOR!

João Félix

Goooooooooooooor! ATLETICO – Manchester United 1:0! And now de Gea has to reach behind him! Atletico blows again for a second attack after a corner. Lodi sends a sharp cross into the first post from the left, where Felix detaches from Maguire and then heads perfectly with his forehead against the left inner post, from where the ball bounces into the net behind de Gea.

6. MinuteDe Gea bolts a back pass uncontrollably into the side – and receives the malicious applause of the audience. They still haven’t forgotten his move almost eleven years ago.

5. MinuteVery active start from the home side, who immediately attacked and pressed United in their half.

3. MinuteWhen Correa followed up after a corner kick on the right side of the box and brought the ball flat again in the middle, there was a huge gap at United around the penalty spot, which Gimenez almost stabbed in – Lindelöf just managed to put his foot in and blocked the shot.

2. MinuteThe rojiblancos in the corresponding colors red and white. United in the away blue. Incidentally, the referee today is Ovidiu Hategan and he’s wearing the typical neon green and black dress.

1. MinuteKick-off at the Wanda Metropolitano!

Before the game startsAtletico specialist CR7: Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 25 goals in 35 games against the Rojiblancos. Only against Sevilla does the five-time world footballer have an even better rate. The Portuguese also scored four of his 48 hat-tricks against Atletico, two of them in the Champions League.

Before the game startsEngland-Spain trauma: Atletico have lost their last four games against sides from the island. United, meanwhile, have been waiting for a win in Spain since 2002 (an away win at Deportivo La Coruna).

Before the game startsEven at Manchester United, the mood is still bad despite recent positive sporting results – also because coach Rangnick is still controversial. Midfielder Fred described the appointment of Germany’s interim coach as “a little strange” in an interview with TNT Sports Brazil. At the moment it’s only about short-term success, so Fred about the direction of the Red Devils, not about a long-term plan.

Before the game starts“We’re on the way up again,” said Atletico star Joao Felix after the recent 3-0 win in the league against Osasuna. However, that is a matter of opinion. In LaLiga, Atletico is currently not even in the top 4, they are 15 points behind leaders and rivals Real, and there is also the end of the Copa del Rey. So the last straw this season: the Champions League.

Before the game startsThe road to the round of 16: Atletico secured second place ahead of Porto and Milan, but well behind Liverpool, with just seven points from six group games. Manchester United, meanwhile, emerged victorious from the group that included Villarreal, Atalanta and Bern.

Before the game startsThere are no surprises at Rangnick’s Red Devils either, the renowned staff from de Gea to Pogba to Ronaldo start from start to finish. The only exception: Lindelöf, who is actually exclusively at home in central defence, starts at the right back. Meanwhile, Wan-Bissaka just sits on the bench.

Before the game startsManchester United starts with: de Gea – Lindelöf, Varane, Maguire, Shaw – Fred, Pogba, Rashford, Fernandes, Sancho – Ronaldo.

Before the game startsAtletico coach Simeone is without Carrasco today, who is suspended due to a yellow card suspension. For the Belgian, Lodi starts on the left wing. Otherwise, the only surprise is the view of the bench, where two absolute top-class players sit with Suarez and Griezmann.

Before the game startsAtletico starts with: Oblak – Vrsaljko, Gimenez, Savic, Mandava – Llorente, Herrera, Kondogbia, Lodi – Correa, Felix.

Before the game startsWelcome to the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 between Atletico Madrid and Manchester United.

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