A late Cristiano Ronaldo aims salvaged a dramatic level for Manchester United on Tuesday because it drew 2-2 in opposition to Atalanta within the Champions League at the Gewiss Stadium.
Back and forth
With Group F onerous to separate after three games, United’s trip to Bergamo was accompanied by vital ramifications.
A formidable 3-0 victory in opposition to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday within the Premier League had considerably eased the strain on supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, however development to the following spherical within the Champions League could possibly be very important if he is to remain within the job.
And it was nearly the right begin for the Norwegian, as an early deflected strike from Scott McTominay trickled tantalizingly in direction of the Atalanta aim, earlier than simply putting the put up with the goalkeeper stranded.
And United was made to pay simply minutes later, as the house side took the lead thanks to Iličić.
His strike from simply inside the realm was nearly straight at David De Gea in aim, and the Spaniard can be disillusioned the ball was in a position to squirm underneath him.
Having grabbed that all-important first aim, Atalanta continued to look at the extra harmful aspect going ahead.
Zapata had just a few snapshots, whereas appeals from the house aspect for penalties got here to nothing even after video assistant referee checks.
And so they had been made to pay in stoppage time earlier than the top of the primary half as United produced its best-attacking transfer of the sport.
Nevertheless, after a prolonged VAR verify totaling two minutes and 6 seconds, the aim was ultimately given, sparking jubilant scenes amongst the house followers.
United, needing an aim to claw itself again into the sport, pushed and pushed — throwing on attacking substitutes within the hopes of changing the sport.
Though the game seemed to be petering out, Ronaldo once again got here to United’s rescue, slotting house from the sting of the field to tie the teams with just minutes left.