The long awaited UEFA Champions League commenced yesterday as more thrilling matches held. On the first night of Europe and world most top and popular club football competition, Man United of England went below expectation to underrated Young Boys. The Swiss are the defending champions of the Switzerland top league.
However, the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo in action for the first 72 minutes of the game was not enough to grant The Red Devils a point. Though was replaced by Lingard, who ended up giving an assist the other way round to the home team for them to seal a historic victory against a team club in England in match day one.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s led side opened the scoring through Cristiano Ronaldo courtesy Bruno Fernandes assist in the opening 13 minutes of the game.
In the 36 minutes of the game, Man United became 10 man after Wan Bisaka was dismissed with a straight red card.
The host took possession of the game few minutes before they had a come back in the game through Moumi Ngamaleu assisted by Hefti’s cross in the 66 minutes till the time a slow and shambolic back pass was made by Ronaldo’s replacement, Lingard in the stoppage time of the second half.
The one man down Man United could not withstand the unending pressure from the Swiss side till Lingard gave a slow pass to his goal keeper, De Gea which was intercept by goal-hungry Siebatcheu to give the home team victory in stoppage time, sending Man United home with no point.
Ronaldo’s goal could not give the his side a point in the game. Ronaldo’s thoughts could be felt on his face after full time as he look so disappointed as things fall apart for his side in the first match of the competition.
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