Pandemic restrictions aren’t here anymore. Fans are on the stands singing the anthem. Special nights of midweek football arrive again with full enthusiasm. Clubs are fighting to secure a spot for the next round and fans are supporting them with their life. This rich is the dimension of this prestigious tournament. And two European Giants, Athletico Madrid, and Manchester United are facing each other to finalize the deadlock.
UEFA Champions League
2nd leg of Round of 16
|Time||Tuesday, 16 March|
|1st Leg Result||1-1|
|Live Stream||BT Sports (UK), DAZN, Stan Sports|
After the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, the red devils have lost their true nature. They did everything, from signing big names to hiring high-profile coaches. However, nothing helps them to fulfill their pursuit. Notwithstanding, they still are a big club and on a prestigious European night, they could do anything and beat anyone. They have that caliber. Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the greatest in this competition, who is the nemesis of Athletico in European competition, is at their disposal, plenty of other talented players are there too.
So, they will do everything to keep their hope alive of winning at least one silverware this season. On the other hand, in Simone, Los Rojiblancos have a man who doesn’t know how to accept the defeat before the last whistle. Defending la Liga champions are getting a little faded this season but they won’t let anyone overcome them without any fight. Even more so, they were the best team in the 1st leg. So, we can expect of having a crunch display.
Possible XI of Manchester United vs Atletico Madrid:
Manchester United: De Gea, Luke Shaw, Varane, Maguire, Wan Bissaka, Mactominay, Fred, Pogba, Bruno, Sancho, Ronaldo.
Athletico Madrid: Oblak, Hermoso, Vrslajko, Savic, Gimenez, Koke, Llorente, Kondogbia, Lodi, Felix, Correa.
Probable Outcome: Athletico Madrid will win the tie.