Uruguayan international Luis Suarez is aware of the threat posed by Manchester United ahead of the Champions League first knockout stage tie with Atletico Madrid. Atletico striker Luis Suarez talked about the Champions League draw in a chat with AS Diario as he warned his teammates about the threat that Manchester United would pose when the two teams meet in February and March 2022.
Luis Suarez said that he watched the second Champions League draw for the round of 16 fixtures. He added that you have to beat the best to win the Champions League and United are one of the best. The Uruguayan striker said that Atletico Madrid will go into the knockout stage in the best way possible.
The Champions League round of 16 draw had to be done again after they encountereda technical problem. Luis Suarez watched the draw the second time as his Atletico Madrid side and Manchester United were drawn together.Suarez has faced Manchester United in the colours of two teams namely Barcelona and Liverpool. He has a record of four wins, four draws and one defeat in nine appearances.
The first knockout stage tie between Manchester United and Atletico Madrid is one of the best on paper alongside the first knockout stage tie between French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Real Madrid. The knockout stage tie between Liverpool and Inter Milan is also an interesting one.
One of the most interesting part of the two draws was holders Chelsea getting the same team in each draw. Chelsea were drawn with French champions Lille in the first and second draw. German champions Bayern Munich and Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg were also drawn together. Ajax and Benfica are one of the three remaining first knockout stage ties. The other two knockout stage ties are Manchester City v Sporting Lisbon and Juventus v Villarreal.