The defensive line had put on Spander’s pants. The series of attacks abused one massive opportunity after another.
Therefore, Atalanta led 2-0 in the first half at Old Trafford, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his team bowed to the locker room.
But there are two rounds in all football matches. And after two rounds, there was only euphoria among those who stayed with the home team in the Dream Theater.
A massive victory for Ole Gunnar Solskjær, because the knives were sharpened and equipped. But then they managed to turn it around in the second half. They had pretty high chances at the start as well, so it was rumored that this could really go on, but it was still a magical night at Old Trafford as the gang there will be remembered for a long time, says former national team goalkeeper Eric Thorstvedt on TV2 studio.
United lost the opening game of the Champions League, as the youth decided after five minutes of extra time. The win over Villarreal in the second game means it was not decisive for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of Wednesday’s game against Atalanta.
However, it was crucial when the guests from Bergamo took the lead after a quarter of an hour of play. Davide Zappacosta put in front of goal, Mario Pasalic bypassed everything and everyone in United’s defense, staying on the right side of the offside line and scoring 1-0.
Thus, Manchester United conceded goals in 12 consecutive home games – the worst streak since they conceded goals in 13 consecutive games until February 1964, according to OptaJoe.
Watch the 1-0 goal:
Hangeland: – Unforgivable
Now it’s serious for Ole Gunnar Solskjær, there can be no doubt about it, said TV2 commentator Oyvind Alsker, while photos of a seemingly thoughtful Norwegian manager surfaced across TV.
Five minutes later, Fred got United’s first big chance, but Atalanta goalkeeper Juan Musso brilliantly saved the shot.
But even if Solskjær’s men applied a certain pressure, the pain would only get worse. After 29 minutes, Merih Demiral climbed to the top and stabbed him with a score of 2-0.
– He can reach four meters in height without physically touching anyone, with his head free directly in front of goal – unforgivable, said expert TV2 commentator Brady Hengland, while Cristiano Ronaldo clearly indicated what he thinks about the efforts of his teammates in the team. Defense.
Watch the 2-0 goal:
After 42 minutes Marcus Rashford could have extended the lead, but his powerful free kick went just over the bar. But alone with the goalkeeper, he slowed down a lot and gave Atalanta stopper Merih Demiral the chance to throw himself into the tackle – which should prove he’s the watchmaker.
Two minutes later, Fred got his second chance of the evening, and this was much bigger than the first. Once again, United should have revived the match.
In extra time in the first half, Rashford also had to get another adventurous chance, but he hit the crossbar – and Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side were bowed to the locker room by their fans.
Two minutes into the first half, it was Cristiano Ronaldo’s turn to come alone with the goalkeeper. But even the biggest giant stumbled when he came in, and the guard saved Musou again without much trouble.
Saturday – Finally
But the goal almost came. And when Marcus Rashford got his third big chance, he kept his head calm – and failed to respond in the far corner.
Watch the 2-1 goal:
Suddenly the concert was gone. Old Trafford sang full-throated. United went ahead. And after 57 minutes she hit the rod.
United goalkeeper David de Gea was barely in the TV picture in the first 25 minutes of the second half. But after 72 minutes, he made two impressive saves, keeping the winning hope alive for the Red Devils.
The chase can continue. A mistake from the left side’s defense allowed the home team to break through after 75 minutes. Bruno Fernandes. On the back pillar stood Harry Maguire. Unlike some of his more offensive teammates, the leader only needed one attempt. 2-2.
Watch Goal 2–2:
When Luke Shaw hit the ball in front of the box after 82 minutes, the growling ended. Cristiano Ronaldo climbed to the top.
Now he has scored 137 goals in the Champions League.
3–2 Sesame Manchester United.
This is how Ronaldo scored in all three Champions League matches since his return to Old Trafford.
Watch the goal:
Winning and three points means that Manchester United are top of the group. It also means that they enter this weekend’s league game against Liverpool with renewed confidence.
They need it, after just one point in their last three league games.
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