Anthony Elanga Reveals Jan Oblak’s Weakness He Utilized In Draw Against Atletico Madrid. Anthony Elanga scored for Manchester United in a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League last 16. He has now disclosed the investigation he conducted in order to achieve his objective.
Manchester United drew 1-1 thanks to a goal from Elanga in the 80th minute. He took the forward pass from Bruno Fernandes and finished past Jan Oblak, who had strayed too far from his line. The Swedish teenager credits his goal to some prior homework, which saw him find the net past Oblak.
After the game on Wednesday night, Elanga said (via football-espana):
“It was my first opportunity of the game, and I obviously always do my homework. When I’m playing against other teams. I watched and I really like that side, and he comes out and leaves a huge space for me. In that moment, I’ve still gotta be composed, calm and relaxed. I was able to slot it into the space and happy days.”
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The second leg will take place on March 15th at Old Trafford. Elanga will be hoping to have accomplished enough to earn a starting spot in Ralf Rangnick’s squad.
The elimination of the away goal rule in the Champions League this season has resulted in a stalemate between United and Atletico.
In previous years, Elanga’s confident finish would have aided the Red Devils. With Atletico requiring two goals to progress, they will be in a good position, but as it stands, the tie is theirs to take. What United fans are likely to be more self-assured about is how they came away with a draw. Throughout Wednesday night’s performance, they were the second favourite.
Manchester United didn’t get going until the latter stages of the game. Atletico will rue their missed opportunities after hitting the crossbar on multiple occasions.
Ralf Rangnick’s team entered the tie as the favourites, but they didn’t look like it for much of the game. Joao Felix’s early goal would have worried Manchester United fans about yet another disappointing exit from a cup competition. They have already been eliminated from the FA Cup in January and the EFL Cup in February.
However, Elanga’s goal may inspire United to go all the way and finish the job at home. If the game goes to extra time, the Old Trafford faithful will be in full voice to give them the advantage.