MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, September 29, 2021 (AFP) – Manchester United secured three valuable points as they beat Villarreal (2-1) in the second round of the Champions League with a goal from Cristiano at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Ronaldo, who allowed the ‘Red Devils’ to take revenge in the last Europa League final.
A good triangle in the attack led Paco Alcásar to open the scoring for the Spanish club at the start of the second half (minute 53), but the joy was short-lived for the team led by Unai Emery. Seven minutes later, Brazilian full-back Alex Telles equalized with a beautiful shot.
Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, who this Wednesday became the most-played player in Champions League history (178), left the crowd frenzied with a goal from inside the field in stoppage time (90+5).
Entry into the field from Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, who delivered the winning goal 15 minutes from time, allowed the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer-led players to recover after two consecutive defeats in the Premier League and in the Cup against Aston Villa. Gave. of the league against West Ham.
Villarreal and Manchester United met again after the last Europa 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 is in trouble in the Champions League and remains last in the group with one point. ‘Red Devils’ add up to three in the F key.
In the second group stage game, Atalanta beat Young Boys 1–0, which resulted in ‘Dia’ taking the lead with 4 points against 3 of the Swiss.