Manchester United vs Atletico Madrid live updates: Renan Lodi's goal puts desperate United out of Champions League Manchester United are out of the Champions League after a miserable 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid at Old Trafford.
The tie was beautifully poised after a 1-1 draw in the first leg, and United’s aggressive start to the second leg was almost rewarded when Anthony Elanga’s close-range shot was somehow kept out by the head of Jan Oblak.
United had a lot of the ball without really troubling Oblak after that, and Atletico became more confident on the break as the first half progressed. Joao Felix had a goal disallowed for offside and then Renan Lodi headed Atletico into the lead after an excellent move
The United players thought the goal should have been disallowed for a foul on Elanga, and their frustration grew during a niggly, stop-start second half.
Ralf Rangnick made multiple changes, including the surprise substitution of Bruno Fernandes. But United became too desperate, too early and were unable to generate any momentum
Oblak made one fine save from a Raphael Varane header but was otherwise untested.
Atletico gave a masterful demonstration of unashamedly cynical game management. They were aided by a weak refereeing performance,
but that could not obscure an unpalatable truth: United were outsmarted by a team that is nowhere near Europe’s elite