The Portuguese had launched Manchester United perfectly for their entry into the Champions League, but the Red Devils were overthrown after additional time by the Young Boys of Bern on Tuesday night (1-2).
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First match and first sensation in this Champions League 2021-2022. Manchester United was cold picked at the very end of the match by the Young Boys of Bern on Tuesday, September 14 (1-2). The Swiss team took advantage of their long numerical advantage to exult in front of their home crowd. The beginning of the evening, however, indicated a completely different outcome, this one more awaited.
Like three days earlier, on his return to the Premier League, Cristiano Ronaldo hit the nail on the head. The Portuguese only needed 13 minutes to find the loophole against Young Boys. Found at the far post by a pass from outside the foot of his compatriot Bruno Fernandes, “CR7” saw his strike pass under the opposing goalkeeper with some success.
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CR7 OPENS THE SCORE FOR MANCHESTER!
Ronaldo scores the first 2021-22 Champions League goal on a perfect assist from Bruno Fernandes! Https: //t.co/QHYkLleBwk
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His last goal with the Red Devils in the Champions League dated back to May 5, 2009 in the semi-final second leg against Arsenal. 12 years and 132 days have passed, time for the Portuguese to score 119 more goals in the competition. But his 135th achievement was not enough to guarantee his team all three points. It must be said that Manchester United shot himself in the foot by relaunching his opponent twenty minutes after taking the advantage.
Guilty of a late tackle on the ankle of the former Lyonnais Christopher Martins-Pereira, the English right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off after 35 minutes of play. Outnumbered, the Mancuniens ended up cracking in second period, Moumi Ngamaleu equalizing with a clever point in the 66th minute. Ronaldo did not have the opportunity to strike again since he left six minutes later, replaced by Jesse Lingard (72nd).
The score remained frozen until the same Lingard’s missed back pass in the 95th minute, giving ex-Rennes Jordan Siebatcheu a 2-1 goal and a prestigious victory for Young Boys. The Swiss take the lead in Group F before the match between Villarreal and Atalanta Bergamo (at 9 p.m.).