A great deal has been produced of Manchester United’s down below-par form in 2022 but points are heading even even worse for their impending Champions League opponents.
United are set to vacation to Spain to face Atletico Madrid in the very first leg of their previous 16 experience next Wednesday.
7 times just before that initial leg, Atletico endured a distressing dwelling defeat at the arms of the worst facet in La Liga this 7 days.
Atletico, who have now dropped four of their past six matches, were being beaten 1- by a Levante side who experienced only received once in their to start with 23 league game titles this year.
Gonzalo Melero scored the goal for Levante, who had been superior price for their shock victory, having registered 5 pictures on goal to Atletico’s just one.
Atletico supervisor Diego Simeone was considerably from happy at the finish of the evening.
His crew now sat 15 factors driving leaders True Madrid and ended up in a real battle just to safe a prime-4 end.
“We performed a lousy match,” Simeone claimed in his article-match press convention, as translated by Football Espana.
“We dropped a lovely prospect to shift into a fantastic predicament in La Liga and we will have to make a doubt work.
“Defeats generally hurt. It will always trouble and harm me. Today comfortable and tomorrow we communicate for a even though to say what I assume and to see what they really feel.”
Atletico now journey to Osasuna on Saturday, 4 days before they host United, who check out Leeds this weekend.
In spite of the damaging atmosphere all around Outdated Trafford, United are basically unbeaten in 8 video games if you count their penalty-shootout defeat towards Middlesbrough as a drawn match.
They will however be underdogs at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, but 4 away teams have now received there this time, with Levante subsequent the illustration set by Liverpool, AC Milan and Mallorca.