Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United live stream – The reigning Spanish champions Atletico Madrid host Manchester United in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie on Wednesday evening.
Atletico have desperately struggled to recapture the form that propelled them to the title, and are instead focussed on simply finishing in the top four.
Manchester United have similar ambitions after early season title talk faded in Autumn.
Here’s Allsportsgist.com preview of this one.
Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United Live Stream
When is kick off? Wednesday 23 February, 21:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Wanda Metropolitano
How to watch online? fuboTV, Sling TV, BT App and beIN Sports
Referee? Ovidiu Hategan
VAR? Massimiliano Irrati
Atleltico Madrid Team News
Atletico have amassed a competition-high three red cards in this season’s Champions League, the latest of which has earned Yannick Carrasco a suspension for this game.
Several COVID-enforced absences have peppered Simeone’s squad recently, with Thomas Lemar’s involvement this midweek in doubt after he missed Saturday’s victory against Osasuna following a close contact with a positive case.
Antoine Griezmann was back on the bench for the first time since early January, though didn’t get on the pitch. His fellow forward Matheus Cunha sat out with a torsion in his right knee according to the club. Daniel Wass is also sidelined with a knee injury.
Manchester United Team News
Manchester United emerged from a fast and furious match against Leeds United on Sunday seemingly unscathed and with three points.
Nemanja Matic and Raphael Varane returned to the bench, with the latter recovering from a stomach issue to see out the final few minutes. However, Edinson Cavani remains hampered by a groin injury. An issue which third-choice goalkeeper Tom Heaton is also suffering from.
Atletico vs Man Utd head-to-head record
Between them, Atletico Madrid and Manchester United have reached the final of Europe’s premier club competition on eight separate occasions. Yet, the pair have never met in the Champions League, or its predecessor the European Cup.
Atletico vs Man Utd score prediction
Atletico haven’t won any of their last six Champions League home matches (D3 L3), last beating RB Salzburg at the Wanda in October 2020. Manchester United have hardly undergone a dramatic revolution during Rangnick’s brief tenure.