Champions League: Renan Lodi stars, heartbreak for United

Thursday, March 17, 2022
author picture Gabriel Martim
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Renan Lodi's late header in the 42nd minute gave Atletico Madrid a 1-0 victory in the first leg of their Champions League clash. Manchester United had been battling for a place in the quarter-finals‚ but Atletico Madrid's win punctured the Red Devils' heart. The Italian winger opened the scoring in his 25th appearance for United and headed home from close range. After two years of European football‚ Manchester United have managed to reach the knockout stages once‚ but they haven't won a Champions League knockout tie at home since 2004. It is the first time since David Moyes' team won the competition in 2006 that the Red Devils have failed to win a knockout game at Old Trafford. In the last eight years‚ United have only managed to score one goal at Old Trafford following the group stage. The heartbreak at Old Trafford is especially devastating‚ with the hammer blow of Renan Lodi's 41st minute strike. It was a devastating end to the Champions League campaign for Manchester United.

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The Red Devils have failed to progress past the Round of 16 since 2011. In the last two years‚ United have won two knockout matches at Old Trafford‚ but have not scored at home in a knockout tie since 2014. Having gone through a very strong start‚ Atletico Madrid punctured the red-hot Red Devils' heart.