Cristiano Ronaldo scored a 95miute goal to help Manchester United come from behind to beat Villarreal in an action-packed Champions League Group F contest. The repeat of last season’s Europa League final, which the Spanish side won on penalties, looked to be heading for a draw after United levelled the scores through Telles fine delivery.
Manchester United, who started the Champions League on a very disappointing note, was able to put on an impressive performance with the help of summer signing Ronaldo. The former Juventus and Real Madrid stroked home from Jesse Lingard’s lay-off to score a last-minute goal.
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Manchester United started brightly, with Bruno Fernandes scooping over and Ronaldo also failing to hit the target with a header in the opening seven minutes. The visitor also did well to ignite good shots at De Gea. They created lots of chances until they finally got a goal in the second half of the game.
Arnaut Danjuma set Paco Alcacer to score the opener for the visitors, but United skipper Bruno Fernandes set Alex Telles with a beautiful freekick to give United the equalizer with a goal that was the best of the night. Cristiano Ronaldo scored in the final minute of the game as the whole stadium stood up to applaud him.
The win means Manchester United is now in third place while Villareal drops to the bottom. Italian Serie A side Atalanta maintains the top place position after beating Young Boys 1-0.