Cristiano Ronaldo’s evening was almost ruined. It will ultimately go down in history. Already top scorer (135) and best passer (42) in the history of the Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo became this Tuesday, against Villarreal, the only record holder for matches played in the competition with a 178th meeting on the clock .
And to celebrate, CR7 turned into Manchester savior after extra time in the second half. Alerted in the box, the Portuguese cleverly leaned on Lingard before shooting a cross shot from the right to deceive Rulli (90 ‘5). A goal that offers precious success to the Red Devils (2-1), beaten by the Young Boys two weeks ago (2-1).
However, the game was off to a bad start for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, outrageously dominated in the first 45 minutes. Without a great De Gea, author of many decisive saves, the score could have been salty for the Mancuniens at the break. In the end, it was when they returned from the locker room that Unai Emery’s squad logically opened the scoring through Alcacer (53rd). Almost in the process, Alex Telles equalized for Manchester with a magnificent volley that came to rest in the small net of the Valencian goalkeeper (60 ‘). The rest is Ronaldo who wrote it …