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Soccer-Ronaldo’s header beats Atalanta with United’s comeback

Soccer Soccer-Champions League-Group F-Manchester United v Atalanta-Old Trafford, Manchester, United Kingdom-October 20, 2021 Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after the match REUTERS / Phil Noble

October 21, 2021

Simon Evans

Manchester United, England (Reuters)-Cristiano Ronaldo defeated Atalanta 3-2 from two goals in the Champions League Group F pulsation match on Wednesday in Old Trafford.

After a poor display in the first half, Atalanta took a 2-0 lead in the break, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team turned the game around, and perhaps their season, with incredible performance.

After a 4-2 defeat in the Premier League in Leicester City on Saturday, Solskger was under pressure and chose to drop Paul Pogba on the bench, but there were few signs of improvement from the switch.

United fell apart in the 45th minute of the opening and was depressed, but increased tempo and volume from the Strettoford end, and the Champions League record scorer once again showed his splendor in front of the goal and relentless to victory. I made a push.

Mario Pašalić opened Atalanta in the 15th minute and launched Davide Zappacosta’s low ball from close range. United seemed unbelievable with only one win in the last five games of every match.

It wasn’t a big surprise when the Italians doubled their lead in the 29th minute and Merih Demiral stood up at the near post and glanced at the diagonal header from the corner of Teun Koopmeiners.

Fred and Marcus Rashford missed United’s chance before the break, but the home team returned to the match in the 53rd minute.

Bruno Fernandes’ clever ball cut Rashford from the left, and he shot into a distant corner to pick his spot.

Scott McTominay hit the post after connecting to Ronaldo’s cross, but United wanted a leveler, but the Italians were still a threat, and the host was to prevent and follow a drive from Duvan Zapata. Thanks to keeper David de Gia for a great double save-up from Ruslan Malinovskyi.

However, United was rewarded with pressure when Harry Maguire drilled the ball home at the back post after a static Atalanta defense failed to intercept Fernandez’s ball across the box.

After that, Luke Shaw hit a splendid cross from the left, Ronaldo stood up splendidly, and the timing of the jump and heading was perfectly matched to power up the ball over Musso.

“I was right behind him. His leap, timing, it was perfect in the corner,” Magwire said.

“We see it every day with training and goals scored throughout his career. He has come up with a big goal for us again in the Champions League,” he added.

“We achieved the goal we needed and deserved it. I think it deserves victory in the end. Yes, we made it difficult, but in the end it was a tremendous victory. is.”

United took the lead in the group after finishing three games with six points, two points behind Atalanta and Villarreal.

(Report by Simon Evans, edited by Ed Osmond)



Soccer-Ronaldo’s header beats Atalanta with United’s comeback

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