Why Atletico Madrid Goal Vs Man United Should Have Been Disallowed Finally Explained

Atletico Madrid only needed one goal to beat Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford to book a spot in the Champions League quarter-finals.

They got their moment before half-time but in the build-up, there was contact on Anthony Elanga and the winger even fell down – an incident the referee pretended like it never happened.

Ideally, the referee should have taken action then but he allowed the play to continue. In the seconds that followed, Fred was also brought down as shown in the screenshots below.

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Atletico grabbed their chance and Renan Lodi, who was unmarked, scored the only goal of the game.

After severe protests from United players, the referee allowed the goal to stand – a decision that’s been met with criticism from fans.

The Atletico player clatters into Fred..

Atletico Madrid Goal Vs Man United

..and brings him down – it was at this exact moment that Atletico made the run that led to their goal.