UEFA Champions League – Manchester United Stunned: Young Boys stuns 10-men Manchester United, scores in the injury time to beat the Red Devils 2-1- Young Boys have done the unthinkable. They have defeated Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United in the injury time of the match. Manchester United conceded a dramatic stoppage-time goal as they lost to Young Boys despite Cristiano Ronaldo scoring on his Champions League return for the Red Devils.
Having missed out on qualifying for the knockout stages of the competition last season, United now host Villarreal in their next Group F game on 29 September in a repeat of last season’s Europa League final.
UEFA Champions League: Young Boys stuns 10-men Manchester United, scores in the injury time to beat the Red Devils 2-1
UEFA Champions League – Manchester United Stunned: The first goal of the game was scored by Cristiano Ronaldo in the 13th minute through a Bruno Fernandes assist. Ronaldo, who became the joint all-time Champions League appearance holder on his 177th appearance in the competition, fired United ahead after an exquisite pass from fellow Portuguese Fernandes.
However, Manchester United went down to 10-men as Aaron Wan-Bissaka received a red card for a challenge on Periera in the 35th minute. The Young Boys equalized in the 2nd half as Ngamaleu scored in the 66th minute past De Gea. They kept the pressure on Manchester United’s defense and an error by Jesse Lingard led to the goal in the 95th minute.
Manchester United managed just two shots in this match, the fewest Opta has on record in any of their 138 UEFA Champions League matches since 2003-04. Their second and final shot of the match came in the 25th minute from Cristiano Ronaldo. Stalled.
Substitute Jordan Siebatcheu scored a stoppage-time winner to earn Young Boys a 2-1 victory over 10-man Manchester United in their Champions League opener on Tuesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who equaled the all-time Champions League appearance record, matching former Real Madrid teammate Iker Casillas’ 177 games, wasted no time in getting back among the goals, breaking the deadlock in the 13th minute.
In cruise control, United’s task was made more difficult after fullback Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off for a lunging tackle on Christopher Martins with just 35 minutes on the clock.
United brought French defender Raphael Varane on at halftime and went to five at the back to try to see out the victory, but the hosts got a deserved equalizer through Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu at the near post in the 66th minute.
Ronaldo was then replaced in the second half as United again changed formation, with the visitors needing a fine late save from goalkeeper David de Gea to keep Young Boys at bay.
But the drama was not over, as Siebatcheu pounced deep into stoppage time to spark wild scenes of celebration, ensuring United got their Champions League campaign off to the worst possible start.