HomeNewsSportsRonaldo Gives Man Utd A First Champions League Win Over Villarreal

Ronaldo Gives Man Utd A First Champions League Win Over Villarreal

Published on

spot_img

Ronaldo’s greatness helped Manchester United win their first match of the Champions League season 2021/2022 when he shot hard at goalkeeper Geronimo Luli from close range.

Manchester United came into the match on a back of two losses without scoring, an identical 1:0 loss to Aston Villa and Westham (EFL Cup) and things got worse for the Old Trafford side when they fell behind to Villarreal in the 53rd minute courtesy of a Paco Alcacrr goal in a very much exposed Man Utd defense.

However, Manchester United gathered momentum sooner and levelled matters seven minutes later through Alex Telles who became the seventh Brazilian to score for Manchester United after, Kléberson, Rafael, Anderson, Fabio, Andreas Pereira and Fred.

It was for Champions League appearance record holder Christiano Ronaldo who snatched the last minute goal to seal all the three much needed points for the on-pressure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer side. The goal meant no player has scored more 90th minute winning goals in Champions League than Ronaldo, tied with Aguero on 3. The win was Manchester United’s first against Villa Real ahving drawn goalles in the last four meetings in the tournament.

At 36 years and 236 days, Ronaldo also became the second oldest Man Utd player to score a goal in European Competition at Old Trafford after Bryan Robson. (36 years and 282 Years) when the Red Devils played Galatasaray in 1993.

Elsewhere, Chelsea fell to a second loss of the season and in succession in all competitions after a Federico Chiesa goal 10 seconds into second half to become the fastest second half goal in Champions League history. The goal was also Chelsea’s third conceded this season, with three goals conceded costing the ‘Blues’ eight points in all competitions.

At Allianz Arena, Bayern riot on visitors Dynamo Kyiv with a 5:0 thumping, Roberto Lewandowski scored a brace to make it 119 goals in the last 100 matches he’s featured, and 41 goals in 2021, six goal more than his immediate competitor. Gnabry, Choupo-Moting and Sane scored the other goals.

At Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, home side Benfica FC ruthlessly lectured Barcelona with a 3:0 thumping. The loss means Barca have lost 3:0 to Bayern Munich and Benfica in the two opening group stages of this season’s Champions League season. The loss also continued Barcelona’s woeful start to the season and are now on a five winless streak since a 2:1 win over Getafe on 29th August,2021.

Latest articles

At least 182 Perish in a Stampede after A football match in Indonesia

Over 182 have been confirmed dead while hundreds more are injured after a stampede...

Tajja Ggasima: Bobi Wine dares Museveni drill Uganda’s Oil

National Unity Platform president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine has vowed...

StarTimes, FUFA to Broadcast up to 28.5% of UPL Games in 2022/2023 season

Federation of Ugandan Football Association -FUFA has reached a partnership agreement with StarTimes Uganda...

Burkina Faso: Army Take Over the Country in a Second Coup After Eight Months

Army personnel in Burkina Faso have taken over state television and announced that they have deposed military chief Paul-Henri Damiba, suspended the government and the constitution, and overthrown the transitional charter. Damiba was fired due to his incapacity to handle a worsening Islamist insurgency, according to a statement delivered on national television late on Friday by Captain Ibrahim Traore. He said that all political and civil society activities had been suspended and that the borders had been closed indefinitely. For the west African state, it is the second coup in eight months....

More like this

Manchester United share price skyrockets by £212M after the purchase of Cristiano Ronaldo

Whereas Manchester City F.C. were seen as the favorites of signing Juventus player Cristiano...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Signs A New Three Year Contract Extension At Man United

Manchester United has shown more trust in current coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after they...

Dortmund Confirm Exit Of Jadon Sancho to Manchester United

The long awaited deal of the English football sensation and winger Jadon Sancho has...
error: Content is protected !!