Manchester, United Kingdom, October 20, 2021 (AFP) – Thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s decisive goal in the last minutes, Manchester United beat Atalanta 3-2, Wednesday, in the third round of Group F of the Champions League.
Playing at Old Trafford, the England team saw the visitors advance on the scoreboard with two goals from Croatian midfielder Mario Pasalic (15 minutes) and Turkish defender Merih Demiral (29).
Behind the scoreboard, the hosts went into the first half under the ridicule of the fans, whose main target was the Norwegian coach Ole Gunnar Solsgae.
And the reaction of the “Red Devils” came in the second half, as striker Marcus Rashford (53) slowed down and defender Harry Maguire (75) left everything unchanged.
A few minutes before the end of the match, Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to drive the local fans crazy.
After Shaw’s perfect cross in the middle of the Italian zone, the Portuguese striker rose above the mark and headed into the corner of the goal, marking the English comeback.
With this result, Manchester United leads the group with 6 points, two points behind second-placed Villarreal, who defeated in fourth place the Lantern Suisse Young Boys (with three units) by 4-1. Spaniards, but with a lower goal difference.
In the next round of the continental championship, on November 2 (Tuesday), United will travel to Italy to face Atalanta, while Villarreal will host the Swiss team in Spain.
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