Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United is the upcoming Round of 16 match as The Colchoneros host the Red Devils at Wanda Metropolitano on 24th February. Read the full match preview, lineups, and Dream11 team prediction.
The last time these 2 teams met in a European competition was all the way back in the 1991-1992 Winners' Cup tie. Now, these two teams are meeting again in this year's round of 16 tie in the UEFA Champions League.
The Red Devils finished Group F as the leaders to enter the knockout stage of the competition, while Atletico claimed the 2nd spot after a dramatic end in Group B behind Liverpool to ensure their place in the knockouts too.
Time- 1:30 AM
Venue- Wanda Metropolitano, Spain
Where to watch in India- Sony Network and Jio TV
Referee- Ovidiu Haţegan (Romania)
Assistant Referees- Mircea Mihail Grigoriu (Romania), Sebastian Gheorghe (Romania)
The Colchoneros are coming into the fixture after a 3-0 triumph over Osasuna in La Liga. Felix, Suarez, and Correa were the ones who ensured all 3 points for the Madrid side. Atletico Madrid is currently sitting at 5th with a gap of 15 points with the current league leaders Real Madrid.
In the Champions League, Atletico Madrid was on the verge of missing out on the knockout zone. With 2 defeats at the hands of Liverpool following another defeat against AC Milan left the Spanish side in distress. But out of their 6 matches Atletico Madrid managed to get 2 wins, the away wins against AC Milan and FC Porto helped them cross the elimination zone.
Yannick Carrasco and Felipe as both of them are serving their suspension.
Thomas Lemar might be out of the fixture following a concern that he might have Covid19. While Daniel Wass and Matheus Cunha Are both out through knee injuries. While their main man Koke is also out with a knock.
Antonio Griezmann is fit and ready to take part in the action.
0-3 win over Osasuna
0-1 defeat against Levante
4-3 win over Getafe
4-2 defeat against Barcelona
3-2 win over Valencia
The Red Devils on the other hand are entering the knockouts after a 4-2 win over Leeds United on Sunday, with Fred and Anthony Elanga being the super subs to secure the much-needed three points for Manchester United. With this win, the club is now aiming to hold its spot and qualify for the UCL next season.
In the Champions League this season, Manchester United finished as the leader of Group F to march to the knockout stage. Cristiano Ronaldo played a big part in helping the Red Devils to qualify for the next phase with some incredibly important goals. This is the first time since 2018-19 that Manchester United was able to qualify for the knockout stages.
Mason Greenwood is out due to a club suspension regarding his ongoing situation.
Edinson Cavani remains unavailable due to a groin problem.
Eric Bailly could recover from an ankle issue to make the line-up.
2-4 win over Leeds United
2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion
1-1 draw against Southampton
A draw against Burnley 1-1
1-1 defeat against Middlesbrough (Lost 8-7 on Penalties)
Atletico Madrid: 0
Manchester United: 1
Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Vrsaljko, Gimenez, Savic, Reinildo; Llorente, Herrera, Kondogbia, Correa; Felix, Suarez
Manchester United: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba; Elanga, Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo