UCL: Why we defeated Manchester United – Atletico Madrid boss, Simeone

Diego Simeone has revealed how his Atletico Madrid side were able to defeat Manchester United at Old Trafford and book a place in the quarter-finals of this season’s Champions League.

Despite Manchester United starting the first half brightly, it was Atletico Madrid who took the lead through Renan Lodi’s first-half header.

The first half strike happened to be the game’s decider, sending United out of the competition in the round of sixteen on a 2-1 aggregate.

Speaking to reporters after the game, Simeone explained, “It was a brilliant effort from the lads, one of our best games this

“We started with a 5-3-2 then changed to a 5-4-1 with Antoine Griezmann on the right of midfield and Renan Lodi growing more and more on the left.

“The defence was brilliant and Jan Oblak helped us remain calm throughout. It was a real team effort.”

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