Wednesday night’s Champions League match promises to be exciting.
In the first leg of their round-of-16 match, an Atletico Madrid side that appears to be beyond its prime takes on Manchester United, a club that has recently embodied that.
With neither team performing at the level we were accustomed to a few years ago, chaos is set to reign supreme as two of European football’s giants clash in the Spanish capital.
While limiting a game of such magnitude to one player may appear churlish, it’s difficult to overlook Cristiano Ronaldo’s looming stature. So often a thorn in Atletico’s side, few would bet against him causing trouble for the La Liga giants again.
Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about the game.
Date, kick-off time, and location: The Champions League game is planned for 8 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022.
It will be held at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid.
Where can I watch Atletico Madrid vs. Manchester United live?
TV station: The match will be shown on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate.
BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the game live via the BT Sport App.
LIVE coverage: You can keep up with all of the action by visiting Standard Sport’s LIVE match blog.
Team news for Atletico Madrid vs. Manchester United
Diego Simeone’s team is concerned about a variety of issues before the encounter.
Antoine Griezmann, Koke, and Yannick Carrasco were not present at a recent training session, while Luis Suarez’s match fitness is in doubt.
Meanwhile, Raphael Varane, who was on the bench for United’s triumph over Leeds on Sunday, could return.
Prediction for Atletico Madrid vs. Manchester United
While United has struggled to be convincing at times, Ralf Rangnick’s team has the attacking quality to cause difficulties for an uncharacteristically leaky Atletico defense.
Manchester United will win 2-1.
History and outcomes of head-to-head (h2h) competitions
Atletico Madrid triumphs: 0
Man United triumphs: 1