Ronaldo rescues United in Champions League Fixtures- Full Results
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Ronaldo’s heroics continued again as he scored a brace in the two-all draw at the Gewiss Stadium in tonight’s champions league fixtures against Italian Side, Atlanta.
The Red devils found themselves thrilling 1-0 just inside 12 minutes through a Josip Ilicic’s goal.
The Player fired Atalanta ahead from Duvan Zapata’s cross and he made no mistake capticalizing on a David De gea’s error.
Ronaldo leveled things up in the extra minute of first hand additional time when a backheel pass from bruno fernandes found Ronaldo from eight yards and the Forward converted into goal for the away team going into the break
United came in from the break all charged up as one could think they will take the lead but Zapata silenced the visitors just 11 minutes into the second half.
A Jose Palomino’s ball caught out the United defence and found Zapata who made no mistake in beating De Gea but the linesman caught him offside but VAR had to review the goal and found him onside instead and had to overturn the linesman’s initial decision.
A 91st minute volley from Ronaldo from 20 yards out saw the united team earned themselves a last-minute point and the game ended 2-2
Meanwhile,In the other Champions league group game, Villareal beat young boys 2-0 at home to take them on level points with formerly group leaders, Manchester United.
Both United and Villareal are level on points, seven each going into the next fixture where both teams face each other and will battle for supremacy at the top.
In the other Champions league Fixtures, here are the Results
In Group E, Bayern Munchen defeat Benfica 5-2 at the Allienz arena with Robert Lewandowski bagging a hat trick in the encounter.
An Ansu Fati’ goal was enough to beat Dynamo kiev at the Olimpiysky National Sports Complex in kyiv, Ukraine
Group G Results
Sevilla 1-2 Lille
Wolfsburg 2-1 Red bull Salzburg
Group H Results
Malmo 0-1 Chelsea
Juventus 4-2 Zenit St Peterburg
In other News: Fernandes miss penalty in 1-0 loss to Aston villa
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After a carabao cup loss by west ham in midweek , a match largely controlled by Manchester United despite a few of the starting eleven either not making the line-ups or not featuring in the game at all, the United team needed a quick response and the game at Old trafford against a well-organised Dean Smith’s Aston villa’s side was a much needed win for the hosts.
United, coming from a run of two losses in three matches, this match was a needed wim for the Ole Gunnar Solksjaer who is bent on retaining his job as there are circulating rumours of the Glazers lining up a move for Antonio Conte to replace him at the managerial duties.
The match started with world class five time ballon d’or winner, Ronaldo leading the line upfront once more, something he has done since his second arrival to the Club.
The match was largely dominated by the home side, though both teams hit the target a good number of times to make the game all squared out and hence, could go either ways
However, It was Aston Villa who grabbed a 1-0 victory at Old Trafford on Saturday as the Red Devils’ helpless late run extended to three losses from their last four games
United’s frontline of Ronaldo, Martial and young Mason Greenwood were relatively quite as they scarcely troubled the Villa’s goal keeper, Emiliano Martinez who was a scarcely used former Arsenal’s goalie.
Rather it was Mason Greenwood who was the most splendid of the front three here, as his immediate runs permitted him to get behind the Villa back line routinely, however even he was unable to help his side find a breakthrough.
Ronaldo, who rejoined the club during the summer’s transfer window couldn’t hit a single shot on goal as his total of four shots were all off target.
United pressured but a resillent and well compacted villa’s backline helped kept the match even.
Thus when Kortney Hause’s header beat David de Gea from a 88th-minute corner, it was close to what Dean Smith’s side merited.
Raphael Varane has been gotten to strengthen the back line, and has looked strong and formidable since his arrival from Real Madrid, yet they actually need to annihilate little errors in case they are genuinely going to contend for major silverwares this season.
United were lacking a creative play which haunted them so much as having one would have given them a more direct play.
“Bring on Cavani,” was the serenade from United faithfuls with 10 minutes left on the clock, yet when the Uruguayan was introduced with seven minutes to go, he was unable to have the effect Solskjaer required to bring the game in their favour.
Luck shined on the home side as they were awarded a stoppage time penalty after Hause appeared to have handled the ball in his own half.
Bruno Fernandes stepped up to take the preciding spotkick and an opportunity to level things up and rescue a point for his team but he had other plans as he missed the resulting penalty kick much to the disappointment of the fans.
Bruno blasted the ball over the bar with Ronaldo looking on from the edge of the space.
Thus, the match ended in favour of Aston villa.