Manchester United and Ajax Are Out Of UCL After 1-0 Losses At Home

Manchester United 0-1 Ajax Match Summary

For Manchester United Fans

Atletico Madrid advance to the quarter-finals of the Champions League courtesy of a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford, securing a 2-1 aggregate win in the round-of-16 tie. Renan Lodi scored the decisive goal in the contest as he converted Antoine Griezmann’s cross in the first half. 

Renan Lodi header knocks Manchester United out and sends Atletico Madrid  through to quarters - Eurosport

United attempted to pile on the pressure but failed to make the breakthrough amid a solid defensive performance from Los Rojiblancos and Jan Oblak between the posts. United’s campaign in Europe comes to a bitter end, while Diego Simeone’s men continue their journey into the last eight.

United will now have to focus all their energy on the top 4 race, in other to return to the UCL next season.

Ajax Knocked Out Of The UCL By Resolute Benfica

After a very dominating group-stages, Ajax were the favorites to go reach the quarter-finals when they were drawn against Benfica. However, the Dutch side are now out of the competition.

Match Summary

Always a concern for any side that dominates a two-legged tie without establishing a lead. Ajax slip out of the Champions League to a steadfast Benfica side.

Ajax crash out of Champions League as Darwin Nunez winner sends Benfica  through | FourFourTwo

Benfica defended stoutly and struck from a second-half set-piece. As the game wore on, it became clear that the Eredivisie outfit were merely retreading the same paths, while their Portuguese rivals seemed content to hope for a lucky break, a counter, or even a penalty shootout.

Ajax 0-1 Benfica: Ajax crash out of Champions League as Darwin Nunez winner  sends Benfica through

Such drama wasn’t required, though, as Nunez capitalized on Onana’s error to send the Eagles flying into the quarter-finals. @FOTMOB


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