Atlético Madrid qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals after defeating its host Manchester United, 1-0, in the decisive confrontation that brought them together on Tuesday evening, at Old Trafford, in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16. Renan Lodi scored the winning goal for Atletico Madrid in the 41st minute of the match.
The first leg between the two teams ended in a 1-1 draw, to decide Atletico Madrid, led by coach Diego Simeone, to qualify for the quarter-finals and overthrow Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo and his companions with a total of 2-1.
Veteran Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo has become the most participating player in the history of the Champions League in terms of the number of minutes participating in the tournament, surpassing the number of former Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas, his colleague at Real Madrid.
According to the global network “Opta”, Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed Iker Casillas as the most played minutes in the history of the Champions League, after the 57th minute of the match.
Iker Casillas has 15,908 minutes to play, and Ronaldo has surpassed this number during the current match.
Today’s confrontation between the two teams in the fourth between Atletico Madrid and Manchester United, and it is interesting that the “Red Devils” team did not achieve any victory in the previous matches, as Al-Rukhi Blancos achieved a victory, compared to two draws.
Manchester United played the following match:
Goalkeeper: De Gea.
Defense: Maguire, Varane, Dalot, Telles.
Midfield: Fred, Bruno Fernandes, McTominay.
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho, Ilanga.
The Atletico Madrid line-up is as follows:
Goalkeeper: Jan Oblak.
Defence: Savic, Jimenez, Reinildo.
Midfield: Herrera, Llorente, Koke, Lodi, Rodrigo de Paul.
Forwards: Joao Felix, Antoine Griezmann.
Lodi opens Atletico Madrid goals against Man United in the 41st minute pic.twitter.com/Qw9JPW7W1W
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