Our prediction for this Champions League match:
A spot in the Champions League quarter-finals will be at stake when Manchester United and Atletico Madrid face each other at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening. The two teams played out a 1-1 draw at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, and yet another close encounter is on the cards in the return leg. A man to watch in the home team will be Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a hat-trick against Tottenham, while both Luke Shaw and Bruno Fernandes are rated doubtful for the match.
Los Rojiblancos, on the other hand, are on a four-game winning run in La Liga ahead of the trip to England. Yannick Carasco is banned for the match, while all Cunha, Wass, Vrsaljko, Lemar, Hermoso, and Kondogbia are out of contention through injuries. Anyhow, the share of spoils is on the cards as the two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment.
Highlighted Player (Bruno Fernandes):
Bruno Fernandes is a Portuguese footballer who used to play for Novara before joining Udinese in a co-ownership deal in the summer of 2013. The Portuguese midfielder scored his first goal for the club in a 3-3 draw with Napoli on 7 December, 2013.
Three years later he signed a deal with Sampdoria for a fee of €7 million. Fernandes moved to Sampdoria in order to replace Roberto who reinforced Villarreal. Soriano He played 33 games for the Zebrette in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign, scoring three goals for the club, while providing four assists for his teammates.
Fernandes is a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a secondary striker as well. He was born in Maia, Portugal on 8 September, 1994 and he began his youth career at Infesta. Fernandes has seven caps for Portugal U21 team and he has played 4 matches for the U23 team.
Highlighted Team (Atletico Madrid):
Atletico Madrid are a Spanish team that plays in Primera Division (La Liga). Los Rojiblancos or los Colchoneros play their home matches at Estadio Vicente Calderon, which holds up to 54,960 spectators. Atletico Madrid have won 10 La Liga titles, but they have yet to lift the European Cup (Champions League) trophy.
Los Rojiblancos have won 10 Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) trophies and it has to be noted that they defeated their bitter local rivals Real Madrid in the 2012/2013 Spanish Cup final. The rivalry between the two capital clubs is pretty big and El Madrileno is regarded as one of the most exciting derbies in the world football.
Atletico Madrid played two Champions League finals under Diego Simeone, but they failed to beat Real Madrid in the title games (2013/2014 and 2015/2016). However, the Argentine tactician helped Atletico Madrid win the La Liga trophy in 2014 and, no doubt, he is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the capital club.