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Manchester United have a while to mull over their defeat as they do not return to action until April 2 against Leicester City on home soil in the Premier League. Atletico are next in action on the road in LaLiga on Saturday against Rayo Vallecano.
Atletico Madrid advance to the quarter-finals of the Champions League courtesy of 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford, securing a 2-1 aggregate win in the round-of-16 tie. Renan Lodi scored the decisive goal in the contest as he converted Antoine Griezmann's cross in the first half. United attempted to pile on the pressure, but failed to make the breakthrough amid a solid defensive performance from Los Rojiblancos and Jan Oblak between the posts. United's campaign in Europe comes to a bitter end, while Diego Simeone's men continue their journey into the last eight.
90' + 5'
FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 0-1 ATLETICO MADRID (1-2 AGG)
90' + 5'
Oblak shows a pair of safe hands as he comes through the crowd of players to claim Telles' corner.
90' + 4'
Rashford wins a corner off the legs of Lodi. United will have one last chance as De Gea comes forward from the back.
90' + 3'
Correa replaces Griezmann, who created the Atletico goal with a good cross for Lodi to convert.
90' + 2'
United win a free-kick down the right flank, but Varane is penalised for a foul on Reinildo in the Atletico box as he tries to flick it on.
There will be four minutes of added time. Boos echo around Old Trafford over the perceived lack of additional minutes.
Felix is withdrawn after a good performance. Felipe comes on to shore up the Atletico defence.
Lodi tries to win a corner off the legs of Matic, but the midfielder does a fine job of blocking the cross of the full-back back on to him to earn a goal-kick.
Atletico are doing a fine job of taking time off the clock as desperation is setting in for the home side.
Dalot pulls back Lodi on the charge and goes into the book.
Mata replaces Maguire for the closing stages. United have committed all of their substitutes now.
CLOSE! Dalot has space and time to launch a strike at goal from 20 yards, but his powerful effort travels inches wide of the left post. The full-back has been a threat for the home side tonight.
OVER! Kondogbia latches on to a loose ball on the edge of the United box following a free-kick by Lodi. However, he blasts his left-footed effort over the bar.
Matic goes into the book for the home side after a melee with Herrera.
Herrera is booked for Atletico for a scuffle with the United players that has to be resolved by the referee.
Kondogbia replaces Koke in the Atletico midfield for the closing stages of the contest.
SAVE! Oblak denies Varane with a fine save. United win a free-kick on the right flank that Telles whips into the box. Varane rises highest and glances a header towards the top-left corner. The Atletico keeper stretches and claws it away from goal before he then claims Ronaldo's acrobatic effort on the rebound. Excellent work between the posts from Oblak.
Cavani enters the action from the bench to replace Fred. Rangnick has one last roll of the dice.
Elanga and Sancho had half-chances for the home side, but other than those openings United have not created a great deal. It has been a defensive masterclass thus far from Atletico.
Telles lifts the resulting free-kick into the box, but Oblak comes through a crowd to make a routine claim for the visitors.
Varane displays commitment to get forward from the back and he wins United a free-kick after drawing a lunge from Herrera.
WIDE! Felix collects in the United half and spots De Gea off his line, but he scuffs his ambitious right-footed strike well wide of the left post.
Griezmann collects an offload in the final third and angles an ambitious chipped effort at goal from the edge of the box that sails over the bar.
Rangnick makes a bold call to withdraw Fernandes and replace him with Pogba. The Portuguese had been busy without operating at the peak of his powers.
Rashford enters the action to replace Elanga, who had a couple of moments, but was not overly influential.
Substitution Scott McTominay Nemanja Matić
CLOSE! Fernandes drills a cross to the back post for Ronaldo to attack, but the ball just has too much pace on it for the Portuguese to reach it.
Llorente brings down Fred on the left flank and hands United a free-kick in a dangerous position.
OVER! Gimenez rises highest in the box to connect with a corner from De Paul, but he directs his header narrowly over the bar.
Lodi surges down the left flank and he angles a cross into the box that just evades the boot of Felix on the stretch, while Telles has to clear behind at the back post.
CHANCE! Dalot finds space down the right flank and digs out a cross to the back post for Sancho. The forward connects first-time on the volley, but can only steer his effort over the bar.
There is no space behind the Atletico line as the visitors sit in their shape of two banks of four. Rangnick may need to turn to his bench for a solution.
The game is set up perfectly for Atletico to torment the Red Devils by taking the pace out of the contest at every opportunity.
SAVE! Maguire and De Gea struggle with their distribution under pressure, and De Paul seizes on the loose ball. He launches a half-volley towards goal that is saved by the Spaniard. United need to keep their composure.
Manchester United have a record of W1, D1, L0 when trailing at half-time in the Champions League this season.
Sancho runs at the Atletico defence and tries to thread the needle to release Fernandes through the middle, but Gimenez diverts it away from the Portuguese and out for a throw-in.
WIDE! Elanga makes a break into the inside-right channel and lines up a low drive goal, but his effort trickles just wide of the left post. A bright start from the home side.
We're back under way at Old Trafford.
United will be extremely disappointed to be trailing at the break. They've been the better side, but have been caught on the counter. The home side were warned when Joao Felix had a goal disallowed, but were punished in a similar way when Lodi found the net. Ralf Rangnick will need a special effort from his team in the second half to avoid an exit from the Champions League.
Renan Lodi has put Atletico Madrid ahead on the night and in the tie in their Champions League clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Lodi was in the right place at the right time to direct Antoine Griezmann's cross past David de Gea. De Gea was on point earlier to turn a fine strike from Rodrigo De Paul away from goal. At the other end, Jan Oblak has been forced into action to deny Anthony Elanga and Bruno Fernandes. It has been an entertaining contest and the result remains in the balance.
45' + 3'
HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 0-1 ATLETICO MADRID (1-2 AGG)
45' + 2'
SAVE! Fernandes turns on the edge of the Atletico box and fires a low strike towards the bottom-right corner, but Oblak beats his effort behind for a corner.
There will be one minute of added time.
United were not happy with the referee after the Lodi goal as they feel both Elanga and Fred were fouled in the build-up to the move. They may have a point in the case of Fred as he was bundled off the ball by Llorente.
Fernandes whips a cross into the box from the resulting free-kick from the left flank, but the Atletico defence clear their lines with relative ease.
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De Paul catches Ronaldo with a late challenge and goes into the book.
Lodi has scored his first Champions League goal in what is his 25th appearance in the competition.
GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! LODI HEADS ATLETICO IN FRONT!!!!!!! 1-0!!!!!!!!! The Spanish side take the lead on the night and in the tie as Lodi plants a header into the back of the net at the back post. Felix makes a run into the box before offloading back to Griezmann with a neat flick. The Frenchman curls a delightful cross into the inside-left channel for Lodi to connect with and score.
Griezmann collects a neat offload from Felix before curling a fine cross to the back post for Lodi to head home.
There has been plenty of effort out there from the home side, but the quality has not been there in the final third. Outside of Elanga's early effort, the Red Devils have been very quiet in front of goal.
Fred has time to angle a cross into the box from the final third, but his delivery falls well short of Ronaldo and allows Savic to clear.
United have been given a warning of Atletico's threat on the counter and the prowess of Felix in front of goal, who has been outstanding of late.
DISALLOWED GOAL!! Felix converts at the back post from a Llorente cutback, but the goal is ruled out for offside against the latter. Llorente just mistimes his run down the right flank when latching onto a precise throughball from Koke.
United win a corner on the left flank, but Maguire fouls Gimenez in the box as he attempts to connect with Telles' cross.
Herrera loses possession and it allows Sancho to have a raid down the left flank, but he loses out to Llorente in the Madrid box.
SAVE! United work the ball in tight quarters with McTominay and Fred before the latter offloads to Dalot in space. He lines up a strike that sails straight into the hands of Oblak.
Fernandes looks for a free-kick on this occasion in the final third as he goes down under pressure from Herrera, but the referee tells him to get to his feet.
Fernandes goes down under pressure from Reinildo in the box as he battles for a ball over the top, but the referee points for only a goal-kick.
Fred takes a brilliant touch to knock the ball through the legs of Savic on the byline in the left-inside channel, but Gimenez reacts to prevent him finding a team-mate with a cutback.
BLOCK AND WIDE! Dalot latches on to a loose ball on the edge of the Atletico box. He is encouraged to shoot and lines up a drive, but his effort is blocked. The Portuguese gathers the rebound, only to scuff his left-footed shot wide of the target.
CHANCE! De Gea makes a great save to deny De Paul with a brilliant one-handed stop. De Paul lines up a strike from 25 yards and his effort soars towards the top-left corner, but the United keeper gets across with his right hand to claw it away from goal.
Elanga (19y 322d) is the fourth Manchester United player aged under 20 to start a Champions League knockout stage game after Wayne Rooney, Anderson and Rafael.
SAVE! Elanga comes to close to breaking the deadlock, but his close-range effort is saved by the head of Oblak. Fernandes does well down the right flank and sends a fine cross to the near post. Elanga attacks it with an outstretched boot, but Oblak spreads himself and makes the stop with his head.
Telles has space and time on the left flank to angle a cross into the box, but Lodi rises unchallenged in the box to head away from danger.
United have seen a lot of the ball in the early stages of the game, but have been a tad tentative with their final ball into the Atletico box.
Telles robs Llorente of possession down the left flank, but he wastes a decent position to send a cross into the box, sending his delivery behind for a goal-kick.
Elanga rises to attack a cross from Dalot into the Atletico box, challenging Oblak in the air. He knocks the ball out of the keeper's hands, but a foul is given against the United man.
Fernandes is played into space down the right-inside channel, but he cannot produce a cutback into the middle on the slide.
We're under way at Old Trafford.
Manchester United have been eliminated from their last three UEFA Champions League knockout stage games when drawing the first leg, doing so against Real Madrid (2012-13 last 16), Bayern Munich (2013-14 quarter-final) and Sevilla (2017-18 last 16).
Atletico have made only one change to their side from their win over Cadiz. It is enforced as Yannick Carrasco is suspended as he was in the first leg of the tie following his dismissal against Porto in December. Lodi slots into the team on the left flank to replace the Belgian.
United have made three changes to their line-up from their win over Spurs last time out. Rashford, Pogba and Matic all drop to the bench, while Elanga, Fernandes and McTominay all return to the line-up this evening.
ATLETICO MADRID SUBS: Benjamin Lecomte, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Luis Suarez, Angel Correa, Felipe, Mario Hermoso, Javier Serrano, Alberto Moreno, Christian, Carlos Martin, Fran Gonzalez, Ibrahima Camara.
ATLETICO MADRID (3-1-4-2): Jan Oblak; Stefan Savic, Jose Gimenez, Reinildo; Hector Herrera; Marcos Llorente, Koke, Rodrigo De Paul, Renan Lodi; Antoine Griezmann, Joao Felix.
MANCHESTER UNITED SUBS: Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Edinson Cavani, Tom Heaton, Dean Henderson, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Nemanja Matic.
MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles; Scott McTominay, Fred; Anthony Elanga, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho; Cristiano Ronaldo.
Atletico have found form in LaLiga since the first leg of the contest and are riding a wave of momentum into Old Trafford. Diego Simeone's men have won their last three matches on the bounce, defeating Celta Vigo, Real Betis and Cadiz. It has not been a classic Atletico season, but Los Rojiblancos have found a way to get their campaign in the league back on track, and they now will be looking for a perfect away performance to advance to the Champions League quarter-finals.
Manchester United enter the game on level terms with Atletico after playing out a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the contest. Anthony Elanga's late strike has left the game in the balance, although United will feel that they are on the front foot with home advantage. Cristiano Ronaldo produced a vintage performance last time out against Tottenham, scoring a hat-trick to guide the Red Devils to a narow win on home soil. Ralf Rangnick will be desperate for a repeat performance tonight to secure a last-eight berth.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the second leg round-of-16 Champions League clash between Manchester United and Atletico Madrid at Old Trafford.