Cristiano Ronaldo once again rescued Manchester United with a sensational late goal to earn his side a draw against Atalanta that keeps them top of Champions League Group F.
The 36-year-old, who also levelled in first-half added time, volleyed in from outside the box in added time for his second of the night to earn United a crucial point in Bergamo.
Josip Ilicic opened the scoring with a low effort that squeezed under David de Gea at a vociferous Gewiss Stadium and Atalanta thought Duvan Zapata’s 56th-minute effort had won it.
Ronaldo capped a wonderful move by firing beyond goalkeeper Juan Musso for his first following a delightful Bruno Fernandes back-heel, after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had been on the back foot for much of the first half.
United were also second best after the break but Ronaldo, who scored a late winner in the reverse fixture and against Villarreal, delivered with a vital goal to keep United in pole position heading into the final two group games.
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- 15de Roon
- 88PasalicSubstituted forDjimsitiat 45′minutes
- 72IlicicSubstituted forMurielat 71′minutes
- 59Al Miranchuk
- 1de Gea
- 19VaraneSubstituted forGreenwoodat 38′minutes
- 6PogbaSubstituted forMaticat 69′minutes
- 39McTominayBooked at 51minsSubstituted forSanchoat 87′minutes
- 18Bruno FernandesSubstituted forvan de Beekat 87′minutes
- 10RashfordSubstituted forCavaniat 69′minutes
- 7Cristiano Ronaldo
- 34van de Beek
Match ends, Atalanta 2, Manchester United 2.
Second Half ends, Atalanta 2, Manchester United 2.
Harry Maguire (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Luis Muriel (Atalanta).
Attempt saved. Donny van de Beek (Manchester United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jadon Sancho.
Goal! Atalanta 2, Manchester United 2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mason Greenwood.
Edinson Cavani (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Teun Koopmeiners (Atalanta).
Foul by Eric Bailly (Manchester United).
Duván Zapata (Atalanta) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Manchester United. Donny van de Beek replaces Bruno Fernandes.
Substitution, Manchester United. Jadon Sancho replaces Scott McTominay.
Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by David de Gea.
Attempt saved. Duván Zapata (Atalanta) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luis Muriel.
Attempt saved. Luis Muriel (Atalanta) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Duván Zapata.
Attempt missed. Duván Zapata (Atalanta) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Davide Zappacosta with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Eric Bailly.
Attempt blocked. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Edinson Cavani.
Joakim Maehle (Atalanta) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Scott McTominay (Manchester United).