Check out the latest Man United rumours, team news, and injury updates in advance of tonight’s Champions League match.
Atletico Madrid hosts Manchester United in the first leg of their last 16 Champions League tie this evening.
To ensure that they were in the best possible shape for their return to the Champions League, Manchester United beat fierce rivals Leeds 4-2 following their 2-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion.
Before this match, Atletico are in a state of flux. They beat Osasuna 3-0 last time out, but they’ve lost two of their last five games.. In fifth place in Spain’s La Liga, Real Madrid are 15 points ahead of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.
Diego Simeone’s captain, Koke, has been ruled out of tonight’s game because of a knee injury. Edinson Cavani’s groin injury will keep him out of action for United once more.
a 19-member Atletico Madrid group has been announced.
A number of injuries plague Atletico Madrid as they prepare to defend Manchester United in the knockout stages of the competition.
Due to injury, the starting lineup will be without Koke, Matheus Cunha, Daniel Wass, and backup goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte.
Yannick Carrasco has indeed been suspended following his red card in the win over FC Porto in the final group stage match.
Even though Antoine Griezmann is on the roster, it’s uncertain not whether he’ll play after making his comeback from a month away against Osasuna on Saturday as an unused substitute.
‘Keepers: Oblak and Gomez,’ respectively.
Vrsaljko and Gimenez are the only defenders in this group.
Kondogbia, De Paul, Lemar, Llorente, Herrera, and Serrano are the midfielders.
Among wingers are Felix, Griezmann, Suarez, and Correa (in that order).