THE BENFICA KICKED THE AJAX IN AMSTERDAM

Cristiano and United say goodbye to the Champions League: Great triumph for Atlético (0-1)

Published:15/03/2022 - 23:26h

Updated:15/03/2022 - 23:26h

Atlético de Madrid and Benfica hit it big on Tuesday in the Champions League and advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament thanks to narrow wins (0-1). Gray presentation of United and Ajax

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A goal of Renan Lodi in the minute 41 served to the Athletic of Madrid to win in Old Trafford and delete to the Manchester United of the Champions League, in another grey presentation of the directed by Ralf Rangnick that, this time, did not have a Christian Ronaldo inspired like the Saturday in front of the Tottenham. Enormous triumph of the 'colchoneros' to claim a very complicated season that, to beginnings of year, seemed augurar the end of the cycle of Diego Simeone in the bench of Wanda Metropolitan.

The 'Aleti' completed a big first-half after a stupendous played collective that finalised Antoine Griezmann with a centre to the second stick where Renan Lodi arrived totally only to push the balloon at the end of the arch defended by David of Gea. Joao Félix already had inaugurated the marker seven minutes before the so much of the Brazilian, but the goal of the Portuguese was cancelled by offside of Marcos Llorente. In the second half, the 'colchoneros' did not suffer too much, but Jan Oblak appeared when it needed him .

Deserved triumph and classification for an Athletic that already had been upper in the gone in Madrid. New disappointment for the United and Cristiano Ronaldo in a season that has been a rotundo failure, considering the investment made by the club in summer and the staff of which have the 'network devils'. Rangnick Will leave free the bench of Old Trafford in June and 'CR7' probably will leave of his house in England after a grey season.

In Ámsterdam, one of the candidates to the title sacked against all prognosis in front of his public. The Ajax could not with the Benfica, escort of the Bayern Munich in the group where the FC Barcelona finished leaving to the Europe League, and fell 0-1 with a goal of the Uruguayan Darwin Núñez, one of the forwards situated in the radar culé of face to the next season. The Dutch dominated the party from beginning to end, but did not have puntería and the group directed by Nélson Veríssimo completed the 'thump' and gets in the quarter finals.

The end of the cycle Have Hag in the Ajax?

Erick have Hag has done a wonderful work in the Ajax from the season 2017-2018. The technical tulip remained to the doors of the final in 2019 after deleting to the Real Madrid and to the Juventus and this year seemed directed to reedit the big European season of the 2018-19, but the Benfica no allowed it to him. After the 2-2 in Lisbon, where the Portuguese measured strengths of the same to the same with the Dutch, the party of the Wednesday was totally different. The series defined in the minute 77, when Núñez took advantage of an assistance of the Spanish Alejandro Grimaldo to win to the goalkeeper André Onana. It was the only shot to the arch of the Benfica in the 90 minutes.

The Ajax tried it until in 16 opportunities, but only two shots were between the three sticks, any with the efficiency for vulnerar the arch defended by Odisseas Vlachodimos. Heroic of Benfica and Athletic, in a Champions that has lost to his big individual figures earlier of the expected. It will leave Have Hag of the Low Countries in July? The United is one of the clubs that will go to by him.

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