Champions League - Round of 16 - 2nd Leg
Man UtdManchester United0Atl MadridAtlético Madrid1

Manchester United 0-1 Atletico Madrid (agg 1-2): Renan Lodi puts Diego Simeone's side into quarter-finals

By Phil McNultyBBC Sport at Old Trafford
Harry Maguire
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 goal

Manchester 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 for this season.

Ralf Rangnick's side were not short on endeavour but lacked the guile to break down Atletico's trademark resilience as Renan Lodi's far-post header four minutes before half-time sent the Spanish champions into the last eight.

United dominated possession for large portions of the second half but, as they have done so often, Atletico built a wall of defensive resistance - and when they did threaten, goalkeeper Jan Oblak provided the final barrier.

He saved brilliantly from Raphael Varane's header in front of the Stretford End as United were left to fight for a place in next season's Champions League in the final weeks of the domestic season.

Man Utd lack class to make difference

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

Manchester United went the same way as so many teams before them who have suffered at the hands of this remarkably durable Atletico machine assembled by Diego Simeone.

United showed plenty of effort and had Old Trafford rocking with a high-intensity start but they simply ran out of ideas and inspiration the longer the game went on - Atletico digging in and defending with the sort of relish they have shown many times over the years.

Cristiano Ronaldo produced a couple of classic early touches but he was a peripheral figure long before the end, with Rangnick and United's desperation illustrated when struggling captain Harry Maguire was replaced by veteran Juan Mata.

United were also infuriated by the erratic refereeing of Slovenian official Slavko Vincic, particularly when they felt Anthony Elanga had been fouled moments before Lodi arrived unmarked to head home Antoine Griezmann's cross at the far post.

Over the two legs, however, United have simply not been good enough to progress and now face an uphill task to reach the Premier League's top four, as they lie fifth behind Arsenal having played three games more.

Simeone does it again

At the final whistle, Atletico coach Simeone showed a neat turn of pace to turn left and sprint off towards an infuriated Stretford End, straight down the tunnel without a backwards glance, pelted with objects and drinks as he disappeared from view.

Behind him, Manchester United players and fans were left with a familiar feeling of having the rug pulled out from under them by Simeone - and by the Atletico side he has drilled so fiercely and with such discipline.

Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp felt exactly the same after Atletico won at Anfield at this same stage two years ago and while La Liga's champions may not be among the Champions League favourites, no-one will particularly relish being paired with them.

They have players who can provide class in attack and in Oblak they possess one of the world's great goalkeepers.

Player of the match

Renan LodiRenan Lodi

with an average of 7.62

Manchester United

  1. Squad number1Player namede Gea
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  2. Squad number17Player nameFred
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  3. Squad number7Player nameCristiano Ronaldo
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  4. Squad number25Player nameSancho
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  5. Squad number19Player nameVarane
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  6. Squad number36Player nameElanga
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  7. Squad number20Player nameDiogo Dalot
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  8. Squad number27Player nameAlex Telles
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  9. Squad number39Player nameMcTominay
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  10. Squad number8Player nameMata
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  11. Squad number18Player nameBruno Fernandes
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  12. Squad number31Player nameMatic
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  13. Squad number21Player nameCavani
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  14. Squad number6Player namePogba
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  15. Squad number5Player nameMaguire
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  16. Squad number10Player nameRashford
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Atlético Madrid

  1. Squad number12Player nameRenan Lodi
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  2. Squad number7Player nameJoão Félix
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  3. Squad number13Player nameOblak
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  4. Squad number8Player nameGriezmann
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  5. Squad number16Player nameHerrera
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  6. Squad number23Player nameReinildo
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  7. Squad number2Player nameGiménez
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  8. Squad number5Player namede Paul
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  9. Squad number6Player nameKoke
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  10. Squad number4Player nameKondogbia
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  11. Squad number14Player nameMarcos Llorente
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  12. Squad number10Player nameCorrea
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  13. Squad number15Player nameSavic
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  14. Squad number18Player nameFelipe
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Man Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1de Gea
  • 20DalotBooked at 87mins
  • 19Varane
  • 5MaguireSubstituted forMataat 84'minutes
  • 27Telles
  • 17FredSubstituted forCavaniat 75'minutes
  • 39McTominaySubstituted forMaticat 67'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 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 81mins
  • 14Llorente
  • 5de PaulBooked at 43mins
  • 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

Match Stats

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    Match ends, Manchester United 0, Atletico Madrid 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Manchester United 0, Atletico Madrid 1.

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    Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Renan Lodi.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Atletico Madrid. Ángel Correa replaces Antoine Griezmann.

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    Foul by Raphaël Varane (Manchester United).

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

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    Juan Mata (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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    Foul by Reinildo (Atletico Madrid).

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    Foul by Paul Pogba (Manchester United).

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

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Atletico Madrid. Felipe replaces João Félix.

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    Foul by Paul Pogba (Manchester United).

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

  14. Booking

    Diogo Dalot (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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    Foul by Diogo Dalot (Manchester United).

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

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

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    Foul by Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid).

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

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    Foul by João Félix (Atletico Madrid).

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