Ronaldo scores winner as Man United come back from 2 goals down to hammer Atalanta in UCL battle

Ronaldo scores winner as Man United come back from 2 goals down to hammer Atalanta in UCL battle

Man United vs Atalanta Group F Champions League clash saw the Red Devils end their disappointing run of results to secure a 3-2 crucial win over the Serie A side.

United were looking to return to winning ways against the Italian giants after hitting a rough patch in recent weeks.

However, they had to come from two goals down to secure the vital win in front of their fans, with Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire and Cristiano Ronaldo inspiring the epic comeback during the Wednesday night, October 20, encounter.

Ronaldo and Man United teammates in joyous mood
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The hosts trailed their visitors 2-0 by the half-hour mark, with Mario Pasalic scoring the opener in the 15th minute with a clinical finish.

Merih Demiral doubled the advantage in the 28th minute, rising higher than Maguire and Luke Shaw to plant home a powerful header.

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The second half of the match saw the home side gather their arsenal ready for an onslaught, with Rashford pulling one back for his side in the 53rd minute after Bruno Fernandes laid it on the plate for him.

Maguire drew United level in the 75th minute, sweeping a shot into the bottom left from 12 yards to make it 2-2.

Ronaldo, who was largely silent through the night completed the fightback after rising imperiously to plant a stunning header into the bottom left.

The result effectively revived United's hopes of booking a place in the knockout round of the competition as they sit top of the table with 6 points.

They will be looking to build on the momentum when they take on Liverpool on Sunday, October 24, in their next Premier League fixture.

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Earlier, had reported how former Italian footballer Antonio Cassano has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo is not in the list of top five great players of all time despite the Portugal international having 5 Ballon d'Or awards.

Cristiano Ronaldo is no doubt one of the best players on earth considering the records he has set and achievements so far in his professional football career.

The Portugal international started his career back in Portugal on the streets before joining Sporting Lisbon where he was impressive.

Those in charge at Manchester United then noticed Cristiano Ronaldo's game at Sporting Lisbon and they went for his signature as the Portuguese made his name during his first stint at Old Trafford.

Source: Legit

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