Ronaldo will lead Manchester United to face Atletico Madrid on the road this Wednesday.


Manchester United will have an advantage when they travel to Wanda Metropolitano for their Champions League last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid.

Both sides finished top of their groups, with United securing a place in the last 16 while Atletico secured second place.

Atletico's overview
It will be a different kind of game for Atletico, who are coming off a win over Osasuna in La Liga. It is worth noting that they have been struggling this season.

Diego Simeone's men are currently in fifth place in the league, 15 points behind Real Madrid. They have a chance to qualify for next season's Champions League if they place fourth in La Liga.

They were not at their best during the Champions League group stage, losing to AC Milan once and Liverpool twice. However, a late win over FC Porto secured Atletico second place in Group B.

The last time Red Devils and Atletico met was in 1991 in the second round of the Cup Winners' Cup, where the Spanish team won 4-1 on aggregate.

Last season, Atletico was beaten by English team Chelsea in the knockout stage of the Champions League. Despite this, Simeone's men have still reached the quarterfinals in five of their last eight campaigns.

Due to various injuries, Simeone's men will be without key players such as Felipe and Yannick Carrasco. Also, Antoine Griezmann is back in the squad after recovering from a muscular injury. The France international was expected to be on the bench against Osasuna.

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United's overview
Manchester United will enter the game on the back of a win, which came through a brace from Anthony Elanga and Fred. They are currently fourth in the Premier League.

The 20-time English champions have also picked up impressive victories over fellow English clubs such as Brighton & Hove Albion and Leeds United.

Manchester United are two-time Champions League winners. However, they failed to qualify for the competition's group stage last season. Despite their achievements, United has not won the Champions League final since 2011.

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This time around, they finished first in Champions League's Group F after securing 11 points from their six matches, owing to Ronaldo's goals. Many fans look forward to what Ronaldo and squad can do against Atletico Madrid.

The team will be without key players Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani. Eric Bailly could also be fit to play after recovering from an injury. Fred is also in contention to feature after recovering from an injury. Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes could also be in the starting XI.

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