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Ronaldo scores but Man Utd stunned by Young Boys in Champions League

BERN – Substitute Jordan Siebatcheu struck with the final kick of the sport as Swiss aspect Young Boys claimed a sensational 2-1 Champions League win over 10-man Manchester United on Tuesday after Cristiano Ronaldo had earlier opened the scoring.



USA striker Siebatcheu pounced on Jesse Lingard’s quick back-pass to tuck the ball previous David de Gea for a Ninety fifth-minute winner in entrance of a delirious crowd on the Wankdorf Stadium.

Ronaldo had earlier put United forward along with his third objective in two video games since returning to Old Trafford.

However, the match hinged on Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s sending-off late in the primary half for a harmful sort out on Young Boys midfielder Christopher Martins which gave Young Boys hope.

The hosts hit again to equalise in the second half by way of Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu and Ronaldo was substituted earlier than Siebatcheu bought the winner.

It is a horrible begin for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect in Group F, particularly with harder checks more likely to come in opposition to Atalanta and Villarreal.

Ronaldo at the least added to his statistics — he’s the Champions League’s all-time report scorer and now has 135 targets in the competitors, 15 greater than his previous enemy Lionel Messi.

He might be 37 early subsequent year but his starvation for achievement in Europe’s elite membership competitors is aware of no bounds and he clearly felt returning to Old Trafford gave him a greater probability of profitable a sixth European Cup than if he stayed at Juventus.

However, it’s a decade since United have been an actual power in the Champions League and that is one other disappointing European outcome for them.

Young Boys gained their fourth straight Swiss title final season but have since lost their high scorer, Cameroon’s Jean-Pierre Nsame, to a severe harm whereas coach Gerardo Seoane departed for Bayer Leverkusen.

He has been changed in the Swiss capital by David Wagner, the German-born former USA worldwide and one-time boss of Huddersfield Town in the Premier League.

Red card adjustments sport

While on paper this was an apparent mismatch, Young Boys did have a boisterous help behind them in a packed stadium with coronavirus restrictions in Switzerland now eased.

However United silenced the group as they took an early lead, Bruno Fernandes delivering a wonderful go with the skin of his proper boot from the left for Ronaldo to steal in behind Ulisses Garcia on the again publish and rating.

Goalkeeper David von Ballmoos made contact with the shot but did not maintain it out and Ronaldo had the primary objective of this season’s Champions League.

He has now scored in the Champions League in 16 straight seasons, and he had one other shot saved on the finish of a fast break ahead, simply after Switzerland winger Christian Fassnacht had examined David de Gea on the different finish.

At that time it appeared solely a matter of time earlier than the guests picked off their opponents on the break, but then got here the sending-off of Wan-Bissaka in the thirty fifth minute.

The full-back’s studs caught Luxembourg worldwide Martins above the left ankle, and French referee Francois Letexier had no selection but to indicate a straight purple card.

Solskjaer instantly eliminated Jadon Sancho to ship on a substitute right-back in Diogo Dalot. He then introduced on Raphael Varane for the second half in place of Donny van de Beek, who had been given his first begin this season.

That meant a again 5 for the second half, with Ronaldo left alone up entrance, whereas Young Boys pushed ahead on the lookout for an equaliser that got here in the 66th minute when Ngamaleu bought in entrance of Varane and prodded dwelling Meschack Elia’s cross from the correct to the delight of the house followers.

Ronaldo got here off in the 72nd minute and proper on the finish of 5 added minutes Young Boys gained it as Lingard offered the proper help for Siebatcheu.

AFP


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