omg-Cristiano Ronaldo completes stunning Manchester United comeback against Atalanta


Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late winning goal to complete a stunning Manchester United comeback against Atalanta in the Champions League.

United got off to the worst start imaginable as goals from Mario Pasalic and Merih Demiral gave the visiting Italian side a 2-0 lead inside the opening half an hour.
However, United emerged from the half-time break looking like a completely different side and Marcus Rashford’s early strike halved the deficit and got the home supporters rocking.
Captain Harry Maguire then drew United level with a smart finish 15 minutes from time, before a trademark Ronaldo leap and header with just eight minutes remaining secured a 3-2 win to cap another memorable Champions League night under the lights at Old Trafford.

Slow start, fast finish

It was imperative United set the tone early on to try and earn the crowd’s affection on a night that would be fraught with tension and perhaps crucial to Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s tenure as manager.
However, from the first whistle that never looked likely as Atalanta began on the front foot and opened the scoring inside 15 minutes.
It took just a simple, hopeful pass into United’s half to pull the home defense apart as Atalanta then worked the ball nicely to find Davide Zappacosta, whose low cross was turned into the net by Pasalic from close range.
Atalanta’s second goal was even worse, at least from a United perspective.
All it took to break down the United’s defense this time was Teun Koopmeiners’ corner, which was headed home by the completely unmarked Demiral.
Atalanta’s two first-half goals only served to highlight United’s recent defensive woes, which have seen Solskjær’s side keep just one clean sheet in its previous 20 matches.

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