Diego Simeone Forced to Take Cover as Man United Fans Attack Him After Atletico’s Win at Old Trafford

Diego Simeone Forced to Take Cover as Man United Fans Attack Him After Atletico's Win at Old Trafford

Diego Simeone found himself in trouble with Man United fans shortly after his Atletico Madrid side eliminated the Red Devils from the Champions League

The La Liga giants frustrated United with their tactics that left them with no space to find the back of the net

Simeone’s tactics courted anger from the Red Devils fans, who responded by attacking him with bottles and other objects after the final whistle

Renan Lodi’s first-half goal was the difference in the tie as Atletico progressed to the quarters on a 2-1 goal aggregate

The closing stages of Man United’s Champions League meeting with Atletico Madrid at Old Trafford was marked with ugly scenes as the home fans pelted Diego Simeone with bottles.

Footage from the incident showed the Atletico boss running for cover shortly after his side’s Tuesday night, March 15, victory.

Atletico Madrid eliminate Man United from the Champions League

With the second leg of the last 16 tie evenly poised, there was everything to play for as both teams set their sights on a spot in the last eight.

United had nothing to show for their dominance, especially in the opening exchanges of the tie as Atletico Madrid’s compact defense frustrated them.

However, it was a magical moment by Renan Lodi before the break made all the difference as his goal fired the La Liga giants to a hard-fought win to eliminate the Red Devils from the competition.

Man United angered by Atletico’s tactics

All hell broke loose after United showed clear frustrations with Atletico’s tactics that denied them an equaliser.

Off the pitch, United fans aimed abuses at the Spanish side and their team, with some throwing bottles at Simeone.

Aware of the impending danger, the Argentine tactician immediately ran down the touchline in the direction of the tunnel, with bottles and other objects thrown his away.

Man United exit Champions League Earlier, Sports Brief reported Manchester United’s Champions League dream has been brought to a halt following their 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the Round of 16 clash staged at Old Trafford.

Having settled for a 1-1 draw in the reverse tie played at the Wanda Metropolitano, the Tuesday night, March 15, encounter was evenly poised.

However, despite United dominating the early exchanges of the meeting, they paid the ultimate price as they failed to make their dominance count in the final third.

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