On the Champions League stage, Cristiano Ronaldo is as certain a wager as they arrive. On Wednesday in opposition to Atalanta, the Portuguese star proved that time as soon as once more together with his second consecutive Champions League match-winner within the remaining minutes to cap a 3–2 victory.
With the match tied at 2-2 after a vigorous second-half comeback by Manchester United, Ronaldo seized the highlight within the 81st minute together with his towering header that captivated Outdated Trafford as soon as once more.
Following a 4–2 loss to Leicester Metropolis on the weekend, Manchester United’s struggles appeared to solely proceed with a 2–0 deficit at halftime in opposition to Atalanta.
However Marcus Rashford’s goal within the 53rd minute gave the membership life, and Harry Maguire’s equalizer off a nook within the seventy fifth set the stage earlier than Luke Shaw despatched within the curling cross that discovered Ronaldo one way or the other unmarked in the midst of the field.
In his three hundredth profession look for the membership, Ronaldo scored his sixth goal in seven video games this season and his 137th profession goal in Champions League, essentially the most by a participant within the competitors’s historical past.
The prolific ahead has made a behavior of his late match-winners this yr. Within the membership’s second group stage sport in opposition to Villarreal, the Purple Devils overcame a 1–0 dwelling deficit to attain two second-half targets for the three factors, due to Ronaldo’s dramatic Ninety fifth-minute winner.
The win places Manchester United atop its Champions League group on six factors regardless of the dramatic last-second loss to Younger Boys within the opening group stage sport. Furthermore, it takes some strain off United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjær, who entered the sport on the recent seat having received solely two of the final seven.
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