(EFE) – Cristiano Ronaldo once again showed his scoring appetite with his third goal in two games, but Manchester United, hampered by the expulsion of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, was defeated in added time against the modest Young Boys (2-1 )
The Portuguese striker, after his double against Newcastle in the Premier League, opened the scoring in Bern, but a childish expulsion of Wan-Bissaka led the Young Boys to overturn and achieve the tie through Moumi Ngamaleu and the goal of victory in the 95th minute after a flagrant mistake by Jesse Lingard, which left Siebatcheu alone in front of the goalkeeper.
It cost Cristiano thirteen minutes to score in Europe as well. It took less than a quarter of an hour for the Portuguese connection to work with Bruno Fernandes, who served him an exquisite center with the outside of one foot, crossing the entire area, so that Cristiano only had to place the ball between the legs of the Swiss goalkeeper.
Cristiano’s 135th goal in the Champions League in his 177th match, which equates him with Iker Casillas as the one who has played the most in the competition.
The match, against the weak Young Boys, seemed to lead to what was going to be a drain on the Portuguese, aware that in afternoons like this he can push his scoring account. But everything was turned upside down when his teammate Wan-Bissaka decided to charge the game with an illogical tackle.
In the field of the Swiss, he stopped braking and eager and took Christopher Martins Pereira’s ankle with a terrifying stud dunk. It even brought blood to the Young Boys player, who writhed in pain on the ground while the French referee sent off the English side with a direct red.
What was an ode to Cristiano’s offensive football soon became a United endurance exercise. Put the wall back, prevent the Young Boys from growing with ten, hold the score and wait for Cristiano, as the only player in the lead, to catch one.
But the wall lasted half an hour. With 25 minutes remaining, there was a three-way connection that made the tie. Cross from the right, Elia’s touch and Ngamaleu went ahead of a slow Raphael Varane to beat De Gea.
Given that the Swiss were in danger, Solskajer opted to accept the draw as good. He removed Cristiano and Fernandes, who joined Jadon Sancho, sacrificed in the expulsion of Wan-Bissaka, and a Van de Beek who left at halftime for Varane to enter.
The Norwegian threw back the whole team and curtailed his chances of victory, to the anger of a Cristiano who was desperate on the bench, seeing how United could not with the, a priori, weakest rival in the group.
The draw did not satisfy the Young Boys, who pressed until the end and took the victory in the 94th minute, when Lingard made a horrific transfer, leaving Siebatchu alone in front of the goalkeeper and he defined against De Gea.
The defeat is the first setback for Cristiano’s United, who will now have to row a lot to improve their situation in the group.