Manchester United v Atletico Madrid: Ralf Rangnick calls for home fans 'to be on top salvage'

There were protests from the Manchester United players that the referee went to blow his whistle but then didn't in the build-up to the Atletico Madrid goalManchester United's Champions League campaign ended in the disappointment of defeat by Atletico Madrid at Old Trafford to leave them with only a Premier League top-four place to fight…

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There bear been protests from the Manchester United avid gamers that the referee went to blow his whistle but then did now not in the create-up to the Atletico Madrid goal

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

Rangnick questions 'some unusual refereeing decisions' after Champions League exit

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

Manchester United

  1. p06jcvl5Squad number1Participant determinede Gea

  2. p06jcwm9Squad number17Participant determineFred

  3. placeholderSquad number7Participant determineCristiano Ronaldo

  4. placeholderSquad number25Participant determineSancho

  5. placeholderSquad number19Participant determineVarane

  6. placeholderSquad number36Participant determineElanga

  7. p06jcwtjSquad number20Participant determineDiogo Dalot

  8. placeholderSquad number27Participant determineAlex Telles

  9. p06jcwfvSquad number39Participant determineMcTominay

  10. p06jcw7wSquad number8Participant determineMata

  11. placeholderSquad number18Participant determineBruno Fernandes

  12. p06jcwf9Squad number31Participant determineMatic

  13. placeholderSquad number21Participant determineCavani

  14. p06jcw70Squad number6Participant determinePogba

  15. placeholderSquad number5Participant determineMaguire

  16. p06jcwkrSquad number10Participant determineRashford

Atlético Madrid

  1. Squad number12Participant determineRenan Lodi

  2. Squad number7Participant determineJoão Félix

  3. Squad number13Participant determineOblak

  4. Squad number8Participant determineGriezmann

  5. Squad number16Participant determineHerrera

  6. Squad number23Participant determineReinildo

  7. Squad number2Participant determineGiménez

  8. Squad number5Participant determinede Paul

  9. Squad number6Participant determineKoke

  10. Squad number4Participant determineKondogbia

  11. Squad number14Participant determineMarcos Llorente

  12. Squad number10Participant determineCorrea

  13. Squad number15Participant determineSavic

  14. Squad number18Participant determineFelipe


Man Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1de Gea
  • 20DalotBooked at 87minutes
  • 19Varane
  • 5MaguireSubstituted forMataat 84'minutes
  • 27Telles
  • 17FredSubstituted forCavaniat 75'minutes
  • 39McTominaySubstituted forMaticat 67'minutesBooked at 81minutes
  • 36ElangaSubstituted forRashfordat 67'minutes
  • 18Bruno FernandesSubstituted forPogbaat 67'minutes
  • 25Sancho
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo


  • 2Lindelöf
  • 3Bailly
  • 4Jones
  • 6Pogba
  • 8Mata
  • 10Rashford
  • 14Lingard
  • 21Cavani
  • 22Heaton
  • 26Henderson
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 31Matic

Atl Madrid

Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 13Oblak
  • 15Savic
  • 2Giménez
  • 23Mandava
  • 16HerreraBooked at 81minutes
  • 14Llorente
  • 5de PaulBooked at 43minutes
  • 6KokeSubstituted forKondogbiaat 80'minutes
  • 12Lodi dos Santos
  • 8GriezmannSubstituted forCorreaat 90+3'minutes
  • 7SequeiraSubstituted forFelipeat 90'minutes


  • 1Lecomte
  • 4Kondogbia
  • 9Suárez
  • 10Correa
  • 18Felipe
  • 22Hermoso
  • 26Serrano Martínez
  • 28Moreno Rebanal
  • 31Gómez
  • 36Martín Domínguez
  • 38González Verjara
  • 47Cámara Silva

Slavko Vincic


Reside Text

  1. Match ends, Manchester United 0, Atletico Madrid 1.

  2. 2d Half ends, Manchester United 0, Atletico Madrid 1.

  3. Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Renan Lodi.

  4. Substitution, Atletico Madrid. Ángel Correa replaces Antoine Griezmann.

  5. Obnoxious by Raphaël Varane (Manchester United).

  6. Reinildo (Atletico Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Juan Mata (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the upright flit.

  8. Obnoxious by Reinildo (Atletico Madrid).

  9. Obnoxious by Paul Pogba (Manchester United).

  10. Héctor Herrera (Atletico Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Substitution, Atletico Madrid. Felipe replaces João Félix.

  12. Obnoxious by Paul Pogba (Manchester United).

  13. Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid) wins a free kick on the left flit.

  14. Diogo Dalot (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a unfriendly unhappy.

  15. Obnoxious by Diogo Dalot (Manchester United).

  16. Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Jadon Sancho (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left flit.

  18. Obnoxious by Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid).

  19. Alex Telles (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Obnoxious by João Félix (Atletico Madrid).

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