Man Utd crash out of Champions League after Atletico defeat

Meanwhile, Ajax have also been eliminated from the competition after a 1-0 defeat to Portuguese side, Benfica.
Renan Lodi leaps unchallenged to head the ball into the Manchester United net. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Renan Lodi leaps unchallenged to head the ball into the Manchester United net. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Manchester United have crashed out of the UEFA Champions League after a 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their Round of 16 clash at Old Trafford.

Renan Lodi's 41st-minute header was the difference as the Spaniards claimed a 2-1 aggregate victory over their English counterpart.

Diego Simeone's side ended Ralf Ragnick's sides' chances of silverware this season, a United side that could miss out on the prestigious Champions League next season.

Atletico join the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid in the last eight of the competition.

Meanwhile, Ajax have also been eliminated from the competition after a 1-0 defeat to Portuguese side, Benfica.

Both sides played a 2-2 draw in Portugal three weeks ago but with the away goal rule already dumped, Erik ten Hag's side needed nothing but a win to enter the quarter-finals.

However, the Dutch champions were sunk by Darwin Núñez's 77th-minute winner in front of their home fans.

Ajax join United, Paris Saint Germain, Inter Milan and Salzburg amongst others to crash out of the Round of 16.

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