Manchester United will make the trip to Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday evening looking to claim an advantage in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid.

The Red Devils finished top of Group F to advance to the knockout round of the competition, while Atletico claimed the second spot in Group B behind Liverpool to ensure that they would be present at this stage.

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Atletico will enter Wednesday’s contest off the back of a 3-0 win over Osasuna in La Liga, with Joao FelixLuis Suarez, and Angel Correa on the scoresheet, but there is no getting away from the fact that the Spanish champions have disappointed in the league this term.

Indeed, Diego Simeone‘s side is currently down in the fifth spot in the table, 15 points behind leaders Real Madrid, so the Champions League is their only realistic chance of silverware this term, and they might need to win the competition to secure a position in next season’s leading European cup competition.

Atletico was far from convincing in the group stage of the 2021-22 Champions League, winning just two of their six matches against Liverpool, Porto, and AC Milan, but a 3-1 victory over Porto on the final matchday moved them onto seven points and allowed them to finish second in the section behind Liverpool.

The Premier League giants have won seven of their previous 11 round-of-16 ties, while they are in the knockout round for the 19th time – an English record – but the club have not managed to make the final of the competition since 2011, and it will be fascinating to see what Ralf Rangnick can deliver this season. Atletico Madrid Champions League form:

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Manchester United Champions League form:

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Manchester United form (all competitions):

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Team News:

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Atletico will be without the services of both Yannick Carrasco and Felipe through suspension on Wednesday night, while Daniel Wass and Matheus Cunha are both out through knee injuries.

The home side is also sweating on the availability of Thomas Lemar following a suspected positive COVID-19 test, but Antoine Griezmann is back fit, recovering from a muscular problem to make the squad against Osasuna, and the France international is expected to be on the bench here.

Geoffrey Kondogbia could also come into the team alongside Koke in the middle of the park.

As for Man United, Mason Greenwood is out due to a club suspension, while Edinson Cavani remains unavailable due to a groin problem, but Eric Bailly could recover from an ankle issue to make the squad.

Fred is also in contention, but Paul Pogba has impressed since his return from injury and could feature alongside Scott McTominay in midfield, with Bruno FernandesJadon Sancho, and Ronaldo also starting.

Atletico Madrid possible starting lineup:
Oblak; Vrsaljko, Gimenez, Savic, Reinildo; Llorente, Koke, Kondogbia, Correa; Felix, Suarez

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba; Elanga, Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo

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