Manchester, United Kingdom, September 29, 2021 (AFP) – Manchester United won three precious points at Old Trafford, Wednesday, in the second round of the Champions League, after beating Villarreal (2-1) in the last moments with a goal from Cristiano . Ronaldo, who allowed the “Red Devils” to take revenge on the European League final.
A good triangulation in attack led Paco Alcacer to open the scoring for the Spanish club at the start of the second half (53th minute), but the joy did not last long for the team led by Unai Emery. Seven minutes later, Brazilian full-back Alex Telles equalized with a superb shot.
Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who this Wednesday became the player with the most matches in the history of the Champions League (178), led the fans to the frenzy with a goal from inside the area in stoppage time (90 + 5).
The entry of Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, who led to the winning goal, 15 minutes from the end, allowed the players led by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to recover after two consecutive defeats, in the Premier League against Aston Villa and in the Cup. From the league against West Ham.
Villarreal and Manchester United met again after the last European League final, in which the Spanish team won 11-10 on penalties, after the match ended in a 1-1 draw in 120 minutes.
The Spanish team has a problem in the Champions League and remains in last place in the group with one point. The Red Devils add up to three in the F key.
In another match in the group stage, Atalanta beat Young Boys 1-0, a result that put Dia in the lead with 4 points, against 3 of the Swiss.
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