Champions League: CR7 and Manchester United are out
Disappointment for Ralf Rangnick, nearest eightelfinal-K.o. For Cristiano Ronaldo: The English football record champion Manchester United missed the entry into the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
The Red Devils trained by Rangnick lost against Atlético Madrid 0: 1 (0: 1) and thus distinguished after 1: 1 in the first leg. In addition to Atlético, Benfica Lisbon also managed by a 1-0 (0: 0) at Ajax Amsterdam surprisingly, in the first leg, both teams had 2: 2 separated.
In Old Trafford Renan Lodi made the Atlético victory perfectly with his headball goal in the 41st minute. Thus, for Superstar Ronaldo for the third time was in series in the third-round terminus. The five-time World Footballer, who had even faded at the weekend with a three-piece 3: 2 against Tottenham, remained pale this time. Already with Juventus Turin, Ronaldo had failed in the last two seasons in the first K.O. Round of the royal class.
Manchester dominates, atleti counter
At the same time, United had found well into the game. The rangnic eleven sparked a lot of pressure through Anthony Elanga the huge chance to lead the leadership, but Madrid’s Keeper Jan Oblak resisted the ball from a short distance with his head (13th).
Atlético had fewer game shares, but was always dangerous. A shot of Rodrigo de Paul fished United-Keeper David de GEA from the angle (16th), at the gate of Joao Felix was shortly before (34.). Then Lodi was head to the spot. In the second round, the hosts urged in vain to compensation.
Thus, the successful club from Old Trafford threatens a disappointing season. In the Fa- und Liga Cup was already finished at an early stage and in the league is united only in third place, which would no longer reach the royal class.
Rangnick has lost all the success of three and a half months since its term of office. It was not about going to put out “my kind of football on devil come out,” said the coach before playing the streaming service “Amazon Prime Video”. First and foremost, it had been important to “be successful and to bring as many points as possible,” so rangnick.