Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo are eliminated by Atlético from the Champions League!

Manchester, England.

Bump! The manchester united and Cristiano Ronaldo were eliminated this Tuesday in the round of 16 phase of the UEFA Champions League after falling 0-1 against Atlético de Madrid.

The Spanish team did the feat at the Theater of Dreams and with a 2-1 aggregate they got into the next round of the European Champions League.

The colchoneros demonstrated that they have been better for a decade, that greatness is not measured in millions and that a team is more than a group of individuals. With a header from Renan Lodi and a block performance, the ‘Cholo’ team eliminated United at Old Trafford and will play the quarterfinals of the Champions League (0-1). Once a surprise; now reality.

Lodi’s goal was enough to expose the shortcomings of a poor, rickety team that only trusts Cristiano Ronaldo as medicine.

That, against an Atlético that compensates for the lack of brilliance with intelligence, fight and block, was deadly. United were not great on a propitious night for it, because they ceased to be so long ago.

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For many minutes he handcuffed Atlético, unable to make three passes in midfield, but his dominance ran into Jan Oblak’s head when Anthony Elanga was already making it 1-0. A horizontal pass from Bruno Fernandes that the Swede caught at close range. The Slovenian took it out without knowing how, but he took it out.

Atlético responded with a long-range shot from Rodrigo de Paul. A sniper bullet to the squad so that David De Gea would fly into the Theater of Dreams and leave his mark.

And without Cristiano’s fang, United is useless up top. And behind is a pantomime. Always. Regardless of who plays. A single unstitching serves so that the entire rear goes to waste. Simeone’s men brushed against it with a disallowed goal against Joao Félix for offside by Marcos Llorente and they achieved it as soon as they returned to the area.

Griezmann’s split to the side, center to the far post and Lodi, free from Diogo Dalot’s mark, finished off without opposition.

Atlético had a huge prize, but not a surprise. It was time to keep the advantage, fasten a magical result at Old Trafford. The team took several steps back, which at another time could have been a sign of weakness, but against this United it was another weapon.

If it is difficult for United as normal, against a closed team it is practically impossible. The options above him were only reactivated in isolated plays. In a volley from Sancho very high, in a header from Varane that Oblak took out.

The rest were touches and touches without danger, until death came. Slow and painful. There was no thrust, just the passing of minutes and the desperation of a team that has wanted for a long time, but cannot.

It will be Atlético that is in the quarterfinals, in this Friday’s draw, because it was better overall in the tie and because, for many years, the surprise in these matches is that the winner is the ‘Red Devil’. In the past, a great; Now just one more.

Data sheet:

Manchester United: 0 – Manchester United: Of Gea; Dalot, Varane, Maguire (Mata, m.84), Telles; McTominay (Matic, m.67), Fred (Cavani, m.75), Fernandes (Pogba, m.67); Sancho, Elanga (Rashford, m.67) and Cristiano.

1 – Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Llorente, Giménez, Savic, Reinildo, Lodi; De Paul, Herrera, Koke (Kondogbia, m.80); Félix (Felipe, m.90) and Griezmann (Correa, m.93).

Goals: 0-1. Lodi, m.41.