The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie is tightly poised at the moment between Manchester United and Atletico Madrid, with the aggregate score level at 1-1.
Of course, the Red Devils found themselves behind early after Joao Felix managed to put the ball in the back of the net for the La Liga giants inside the opening 10 minutes.
It took the Premier League side until the final 10 minutes to level things up through Anthony Elanga but the goal was important as it meant that the two teams would play a game that would be decided based on the result of the night.
The away goals rule no longer exists in UEFA competitions now, therefore the two teams can consider this second leg encounter to be considered level at 0-0, and it seems many believe that this could provide Manchester United with the ideal opportunity to be able to progress and advance to the next stage of the tournament.
According to the Betway Sportsbook, who have a number of brilliant bonuses and promotion offers including odds boosters, Manchester United are priced at 6/5 and are considered favourites to advance. After his hat-trick on the weekend, Cristiano Ronaldo will be fancied to continue his form against his old rivals Atletico. Betway has also boosted Ronaldo to score & Manchester United to win from 3/1 to 7/2.
Indeed, the odds may be reflective of what Ralf Rangnick’s side were able to do at the weekend, after they were able to defeat Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.
Of course, anyone who watched what had happened on the pitch will quickly realise that the Red Devils had Cristiano Ronaldo to thank for much of the result.
The Portuguese superstar managed to net his first hat-trick in his second spell at the club whilst he also managed to make FIFA history as he broke the record for scoring the most professional goals in regard to the statistics that they have.
He netted what were his 804th, 805th and 806th goals of his professional career for club and country and Atletico Madrid will certainly be wary of his talent, especially as they would have had a number of encounters with him during his days at Real Madrid.
Los Rojiblancos are no easy feat, though, and Manchester United will need to ensure that they play well in order to get past them and qualify for the next stage of the UEFA Champions League.
However, it seems that the Premier League giants are fancied by many and with some expecting them to advance, there might finally be something to cheer about for fans when it comes down to European football this season.