Dramatic, Ronaldo scores Manchester United’s decisive goal against Villarreal

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 Villarreal’s attempt to steal points at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester United’s headquarters , had to be dissipated because of Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal in injury time on matchday 2 of the Champions League Group F, Thursday morning WIB. The final score was 2-1 for United’s victory.

Had made the first shooting through Bruno Hernandes, Villarreal striker Danjuma actually threatened United twice in succession. His hard kick in the 7th and 10th minutes, was still countered by MU goalkeeper David de Gea. The visitors got a breath of fresh air, at a time when United were still looking for the form of the game at the start of the match.

17 minutes, Villarreal again got a chance to excel first. Unfortunately, Paco Alcacer’s directional header which received Danjuma’s mature pass was still saved by De Gea who played extraordinary.

Through a corner kick scheme, the visitors again made the home side nervous. This time Moreno’s left foot shot in the 21st minute, Parejo’s corner bait still bounced over United’s crossbar.

Villarreal really took advantage of the undeveloped game of MU. Minutes 25, Yeremy Pino who escaped on the left side of United’s defense immediately fired a hard right foot. But the ball still slid over De Gea’s crossbar.

Alcacer got another chance to score. Duel one on one with Varane, Alcacer fired a hard low shot with the right foot. Only this time, the ball deviated slightly on the right side of De Gea’s goal who was late to react.

Until half an hour, United have not found a way to escape the pressure of the visitors.

United began to experiment with Pogba in the 38th minute. However, the ball from his right foot could still be tamed by Villarreal goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli. Even so with Ronaldo’s efforts a minute later. His sweep in the penalty area is still weak and the ball goes straight to Rulli.

At the end of the match, the 18-year-old Yeremy again troubled the MU defense. Through a counter-attack scheme, Yeremy, who escaped the siege of a MU defender, successfully kicked off his left foot. De Gea again became the savior of United’s goal. Until halftime, the score was still 0-0.

The second half, MU has not found a game of teamwork. Villarreal while waiting by playing the ball in their own defense area when they have the ball.

Villareal finally took the lead through Alcacer in minute 53. Through a counter-attack scheme, Danjuma’s breakthrough paid off. Alcacer’s pass from the right that passed past Dalot was immediately grabbed by Alcacer as he fell. The ball went into the MU goal without being able to drive De Gea. Score 0-1 to Villarreal.

Left behind, United immediately responded with Bruno Hernandes’ hard kick in the 57th minute. But the ball was still far from Villarreal’s goal.

United were finally able to equalize through Alex Telles’ left foot hard kick in the 60th minute. Starting from a slight offense outside the penalty box, Bruno Hernandes who took a free kick on the left side of the Villarreal defense directly directed the ball to the right side. Alex Telles who was not guarded immediately volleyed from outside the penalty box.

Score 1-1, the MU players are more passionate about pressing Villarreal. The tension between the two teams increased. The referee started issuing yellow cards several times from his pocket for both teams.

Cavani who had just entered immediately threatened with a header from Greenwood’s cross. It’s just that his header missed the target.

De Gea became a hero again when he thwarted Moi Gomez’s shot in the 86th minute. The ball rebounded towards him and was also blocked by De Gea.

United finally scored the difference to turn things around to 2-1. Through their star Cristiano Ronaldo who struck the ball through a narrow angle in the 90+5 minute from Lingard’s pass.

Winning, United have the same points as Young Boys and are in third place with 3 points. It will be interesting to wait for the next match in Group F.

Lineup
United (4-2-3-1): De Gea (GK), Lindelöf, Pogba (Cavani 75), Ronaldo, Greenwood (Lingard 89), Bruno Fernandes, Varane, Dalot, Sancho (Matic 75), Alex Telles (Fred 89), McTominay. Coach: Ole Gunnar Solskjr.

Villarreal (4-3-3) : Rulli (GK), Albiol (AissaMandi 73), Pau Torres, Parejo, Capoue, Foyth, Alcácer (Dia 58), Trigueros (Pervis 61), Danjuma, Moreno (Ruben 74), Pino (Gomez 73). Coach: Unai Emery.

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