Diego Simeone has explained how his Atletico Madrid team defeated Manchester United at Old Trafford to advance to the Champions League quarter-finals this season.
Despite Manchester United’s strong start to the first half, Atletico Madrid seized the lead through Renan Lodi’s first-half header.
The first-half goal proved decisive, knocking United out of the competition in the round of sixteen on a 2-1 aggregate.
Diego Simeone told reporters after the game, “It was a tremendous effort from the lads, one of our best performances this season.”
“We started with a 5-3-2 formation, then switched to a 5-4-1 with Antoine Griezmann on the right side of midfield and Renan Lodi rising in importance on the left.”
“The defense was fantastic, and Jan Oblak kept us calm throughout.”
“It was a team effort,” he noted.