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 Atalanta 2-2 Manchester United: Cristiano Ronaldo rescues visitors

Atalanta 2-2 Manchester United: Cristiano Ronaldo rescues visitors


Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player to score in four consecutive Champions League appearances for Manchester United since Ruud van Nistelrooy in April 2003

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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Atalanta

  1. Squad number1Player nameMusso

  2. Squad number15Player namede Roon

  3. Squad number28Player nameDemiral

  4. Squad number6Player namePalomino

  5. Squad number77Player nameZappacosta

  6. Squad number7Player nameKoopmeiners

  7. Squad number11Player nameFreuler

  8. Squad number3Player nameMaehle

  9. Squad number88Player namePasalic

  10. Squad number72Player nameIlicic

  11. Squad number91Player nameZapata

  1. Squad number9Player nameMuriel

  2. Squad number19Player nameDjimsiti

Line-ups

Atalanta

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Musso
  • 15de Roon
  • 28Demiral
  • 6Palomino
  • 77Zappacosta
  • 7Koopmeiners
  • 11Freuler
  • 3Maehle
  • 88PasalicSubstituted forDjimsitiat 45′minutes
  • 72IlicicSubstituted forMurielat 71′minutes
  • 91Zapata

Substitutes

  • 9Muriel
  • 13Pezzella
  • 18Malinovskyi
  • 19Djimsiti
  • 31Rossi
  • 42Scalvini
  • 57Sportiello
  • 59Al Miranchuk
  • 66Lovato
  • 99Piccoli

Man Utd

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1de Gea
  • 3Bailly
  • 19VaraneSubstituted forGreenwoodat 38′minutes
  • 5Maguire
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 6PogbaSubstituted forMaticat 69′minutes
  • 39McTominayBooked at 51minsSubstituted forSanchoat 87′minutes
  • 23Shaw
  • 18Bruno FernandesSubstituted forvan de Beekat 87′minutes
  • 10RashfordSubstituted forCavaniat 69′minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 8Mata
  • 9Martial
  • 11Greenwood
  • 14Lingard
  • 17Fred
  • 20Dalot
  • 21Cavani
  • 25Sancho
  • 26Henderson
  • 27Telles
  • 31Matic
  • 34van de Beek

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