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Atletico Madrid star wary of Cristiano Ronaldo’s threat ahead of Champions League clash

Atletico Madrid star Angel Correa has spoken to the media before Manchester United arrive at the Wanda Metropolitano tomorrow evening in the Champions League round-of-16.

Neither side are in good form at the moment, so it makes for a difficult game to call, even though you know we’ll have our red specs on before kick-off.

The La Liga champions are currently fifth in the league table and it would almost be an impossible task to defend the title at this point – trailing league leaders Real Madrid by 15 points. That means their focus is on winning the Champions League.

United, on the other hand, are in a similar position – gone from hoping to win the title to competing for a top four finish – but our form in Europe this season has been impressive.

The presence of Cristiano Ronaldo is a big talking point in the Madrid based newspapers because of his outstanding record against Atlet – scoring 25 times against them down the years.

“We know how Cristiano is,” Correa said ahead of the match in an interview with Marca.

“He’s already done a lot of damage to us in previous times that we faced each other. But you can’t look at Cristiano; you have to look at the entire team. They’re a great side and we’re going to have to make a serious effort to beat them.”

Correa is expected to lead the line for Atleti on Wednesday night.

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