Epic winner Cristiano Ronaldo: Fifth match, fifth goal! Only one chance was enough for him – Športky.sk

Cristiano Ronaldo is looking forward to the winning goal with teammate Diogo Daloto Source: TASR / AP

MANCHESTER – Portuguese football striker Cristiano Ronaldo started on Wednesday against Villarreal in a record 178th match in the Champions League. He finally celebrated overcoming the former teammate and Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas with a winning goal at 2: 1 in the set time. “Red Devils” coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted after the match that luck also helped his team.

Most of the chances in Wednesday’s duel were worked out by Villarreal, but Manchester was held by the goalkeeper David de Gea. He had the most work in the experiments of Arnaut Danjuma, Pac Alcácer, Moio Gomez and Boulay Dia. After 53 minutes, the visitors tied it up at 1 – 1 when a fantastic pass from the left was finished off by Alcácera. United didn’t have a chance. After an hour of play, Alex Telles called the left back, and when it seemed that the teams would share points, Jesse Lingard called Ronald in the 90th minute and he decided.

United lost three points after three losses in the previous four matches and also gained them. “Ronaldo only got into one chance, but this is his size,” AFP quoted guest defender Juan Foyth as guarding the most expensive summer reinforcement for the English team, Jadon Sanch, during the match.

Ronaldo started from the return to the former club in the fifth match and scored the fifth goal. “I’ve made history in this club and I want to do it again. If we didn’t get three points today, it would be difficult to move on to the next phase. But now everything is possible for us, everything is open and we believe we can handle it, ” said Ronaldo, who won his first of five Champions League titles during his six years at United.

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The home team entered the match offensively, Solskjaer built Ronald, Sancho, Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogbu. But Villarreal easily crossed the middle of the field in counterattacks and smashed defenses in which Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissak were injured. “Luckily we had the best goalkeeper in the world tonight. David was fantastic. We were lucky, but sometimes it’s about that,” said the coach of the English vice-master. The home coach was looking for the key to breaking the Spaniards, pulling Edinson Cavani and Jesse Lingard off the bench. It was Lingard who finally passed Ronald to his 136th goal in the Champions League.

The duel was also watched directly in the stands of Old Trafford by the legendary sprinter Usain Bolt, who wrote on Twitter: “Great game from Manchester United with epic winner Cristian Ronald.”

The English are in third place in the F-group table with three points, the second Young Boys Bern has the same number. Villareal has only one point, the leader of Atalanta Bergamo won four.

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