Manchester United vs Atletico Madrid : Will Ronaldo leave a mark as he returns to Spain?

Atletico Madrid host Manchester United for the Champions League Round Of 16 stage.

Every Champions League match has a story to tell and every showoff has a history to remember. It is Manchester United vs Atletico Madrid tonight. A story that will surely create headlines tomorrow. Let’s go through the key elements of the match and dig into the history of the clubs.

Atletico Madrid has previously faced Manchester United in the 1991-1992 Cup Winner’s Cup where the Spanish side eliminated Manchester United 4-1 on aggregate. The La Liga side has lost each of their four champions league meetings against English Clubs.


Atletico Madrid and The Reds both have been struggling to secure fourth place in La Liga and Premier League respectively. The key player for the Reds would no doubt be Cristiano Ronaldo. He has faced Atleti more times than any other opponent in his club career.

A key player for Atletico Madrid would be the number 9 of the team, Luis Suarez. Luis Suarez’s goals have come at a premium, but he still has a respectable number this season. He struck a 40-yard wonder goal against Osasuna over the weekend, which should have improved his confidence ahead of the crucial Champions League match. While Diego Simeone’s Atletico is known for its hard work, a well-organized team dedicated to defending and attacking as a unit, Manchester United will have number 7, Cristiano Ronaldo, on the pitch.

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Spain with the Reds to play against a team he has played several times. They indeed have a lot of history together. Cristiano had scored 35 goals with his previous club against Atletico which was a derby opponent. Ronaldo’s iconic celebration in the 2014 Champions League Finals against The Colchoneros created a lot of buzz as most of the Atletico fans did not admire it.

The match tonight will showcase Atletico giving their top-notch performance to outplay Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United.