Football Today, March 15, 2022: Manchester United set to seal Champions League quarter-final spot

Manchester United head into the second leg of their well-rounded Champions League round of 16 tie against Atletico Madrid with every chance of securing a place in the quarter-finals.

We have a host of features to preview this clash and Ajax’s game against Benfica, while we also bring you the reaction to Manchester City’s mistake in the title race at Crystal Palace last night.

Manchester United v Atletico Madrid

A 1-1 first-leg draw in the Spanish capital means it’s all to play for at Old Trafford tonight.

But after a disappointing season domestically for the Red Devils, it’s shaping up to be a busy summer at United as they try to do things better next season.

We have selected five players who could leave at the end of the season.

Read more: Five players facing Old Trafford exit

Former Liverpool player Luis Suarez is looking to do some damage against United tonight but that’s only if the 35-year-old striker arrives on the pitch.

Out of the squad and looking likely to leave when his contact expires this summer, where could the Uruguayan end up?

Read more: Four possible destinations for unstable Suarez

Ajax v Benfica

Former West Ham striker Sebastien Haller has been magnificent for Ajax this season

There is also plenty to play for in Amsterdam as Ajax welcome Benfica after their 2-2 first leg draw last month.

Erik ten Hag’s men topped their group with six wins from six and their stars are once again attracting admirers from Europe’s biggest teams.

We pick five players who could seal the moves for the Eredivisie giants this summer.

Read more: Ajax aces attract interest from Europe’s top flight

And there’s more

A potentially decisive result in the Premier League title race saw City fail to restore their six-point lead over Liverpool after drawing 0-0 at Patrick Vieira’s Palace.

With the strikerless Citizens failing to find the net for the fourth time in the league this season, Gary Neville believes a lack of an edge could ultimately cost Pep Guardiola’s men as the Reds, who score for free, stay on their heels.

Read more: Neville thinks red-hot Liverpool could propel City without a title striker

We also bring you all the latest reports on Barcelona’s search for a world-class striker in Transfer Talk.

Read more: Barca eyes Haaland, Salah, Lewa and Lukaku

And for Tuesday football news throughout the day, LiveScore Daily is on hand to bring you the latest headlines in bite-sized chunks.

Read more: The latest football news in bites

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