Manchester United's Champions League marketing campaign resulted in the frustration of defeat by Atletico Madrid at Ancient Trafford to dart away them with supreme a Premier League top-four space to fight for this season.
Ralf Rangnick's facet weren't rapid on endeavour but lacked the guile to interrupt down Atletico's trademark resilience as Renan Lodi's a ways-post header four minutes sooner than half-time sent the Spanish champions into the relaxation eight.
United dominated possession for mighty parts of the 2d half but, as they've executed so in most cases, Atletico constructed a wall of defensive resistance - and after they did threaten, goalkeeper Jan Oblak provided the final barrier.
He saved brilliantly from Raphael Varane's header in front of the Stretford Cease as United were left to fight for a space in subsequent season's Champions League in the final weeks of the domestic season.
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Man Utd lack class to present distinction
Manchester United went the the same manner as so many teams sooner than them who bear suffered on the hands of this remarkably sturdy Atletico machine assembled by Diego Simeone.
United confirmed hundreds of effort and had Ancient Trafford rocking with a high-depth originate but they simply ran out of suggestions and inspiration the longer the recreation went on - Atletico digging in and defending with the salvage of be pleased they've shown over and over over time.
Cristiano Ronaldo produced about a classic early touches but he modified into a peripheral resolve long sooner than the conclude, with Rangnick and United's desperation illustrated when struggling captain Harry Maguire modified into replaced by passe Juan Mata.
United were furthermore infuriated by the erratic refereeing of Slovenian legit Slavko Vincic, in particular after they felt Anthony Elanga had been fouled moments sooner than Lodi arrived unmarked to head home Antoine Griezmann's depraved on the a ways post.
Over the two legs, nevertheless, United bear simply now not been factual enough to development and now face an uphill job to realize the Premier League's top four, as they lie fifth gradual Arsenal having performed three games more.
Simeone does it again
At the final whistle, Atletico coach Simeone confirmed a grand turn of tempo to turn left and flee off in the direction of an infuriated Stretford Cease, straight down the tunnel without a backwards seek for, pelted with objects and drinks as he disappeared from confirm.
Within the support of him, Manchester United avid gamers and fans were left with a familiar feeling of getting the rug pulled out from beneath them by Simeone - and by the Atletico facet he has drilled so fiercely and with such self-discipline.
Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp felt precisely the the same after Atletico obtained at Anfield at this similar stage two years previously and whereas La Liga's champions may perhaps maybe well presumably now not be amongst the Champions League favourites, no-one will in particular be pleased being paired with them.
They've avid gamers who can present class in attack and in Oblak they dangle some of the enviornment's mighty goalkeepers.
Participant of the match
Renan LodiRenan Lodi
with an average of 7.62
Squad number1Participant determinede Gea
Squad number17Participant determineFred
Squad number7Participant determineCristiano Ronaldo
Squad number25Participant determineSancho
Squad number19Participant determineVarane
Squad number36Participant determineElanga
Squad number20Participant determineDiogo Dalot
Squad number27Participant determineAlex Telles
Squad number39Participant determineMcTominay
Squad number8Participant determineMata
Squad number18Participant determineBruno Fernandes
Squad number31Participant determineMatic
Squad number21Participant determineCavani
Squad number6Participant determinePogba
Squad number5Participant determineMaguire
Squad number10Participant determineRashford
Squad number12Participant determineRenan Lodi
Squad number7Participant determineJoão Félix
Squad number13Participant determineOblak
Squad number8Participant determineGriezmann
Squad number16Participant determineHerrera
Squad number23Participant determineReinildo
Squad number2Participant determineGiménez
Squad number5Participant determinede Paul
Squad number6Participant determineKoke
Squad number4Participant determineKondogbia
Squad number14Participant determineMarcos Llorente
Squad number10Participant determineCorrea
Squad number15Participant determineSavic
Squad number18Participant determineFelipe
- 1de Gea
- 20DalotBooked at 87minutes
- 5MaguireSubstituted forMataat 84'minutes
- 17FredSubstituted forCavaniat 75'minutes
- 39McTominaySubstituted forMaticat 67'minutesBooked at 81minutes
- 36ElangaSubstituted forRashfordat 67'minutes
- 18Bruno FernandesSubstituted forPogbaat 67'minutes
- 7Cristiano Ronaldo
- 16HerreraBooked at 81minutes
- 5de PaulBooked at 43minutes
- 6KokeSubstituted forKondogbiaat 80'minutes
- 12Lodi dos Santos
- 8GriezmannSubstituted forCorreaat 90+3'minutes
- 7SequeiraSubstituted forFelipeat 90'minutes
- 26Serrano Martínez
- 28Moreno Rebanal
- 36Martín Domínguez
- 38González Verjara
- 47Cámara Silva
- Slavko Vincic
Match ends, Manchester United 0, Atletico Madrid 1.
2d Half ends, Manchester United 0, Atletico Madrid 1.
Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Renan Lodi.
Substitution, Atletico Madrid. Ángel Correa replaces Antoine Griezmann.
Obnoxious by Raphaël Varane (Manchester United).
Reinildo (Atletico Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Juan Mata (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the upright flit.
Obnoxious by Reinildo (Atletico Madrid).
Obnoxious by Paul Pogba (Manchester United).
Héctor Herrera (Atletico Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Atletico Madrid. Felipe replaces João Félix.
Obnoxious by Paul Pogba (Manchester United).
Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid) wins a free kick on the left flit.
Diogo Dalot (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a unfriendly unhappy.
Obnoxious by Diogo Dalot (Manchester United).
Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Jadon Sancho (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left flit.
Obnoxious by Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid).
Alex Telles (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Obnoxious by João Félix (Atletico Madrid).
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