Ronaldo’s Late Goal Saves Man United in Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo once again is the savior of Manchester United as the Portuguese scored a sensational late goal to earn his side a draw against Atalanta that keeps them at the top of Champions League Group F.

The 36-year-old, who also leveled in first-half added time, volleyed in from outside the box in added time for his second of the night to earn United a crucial point in Bergamo.

Josip Ilicic opened the scoring with a shot that ended under David de Gea and later everyone at the Gewiss Stadium thought Duvan Zapata’s 56th-minute effort had won it.

Ronaldo capped a wonderful move by firing beyond goalkeeper Juan Musso for his first following a delightful Bruno Fernandes back-heel.

United was the better team in the second half either but Ronaldo, who scored a late winner in the reverse fixture and against Villarreal, delivered with a vital goal to keep United in pole position heading into the final two group games.

“It was a tight game, flowed both ways. I think the first goal was offside, I think he interfered with David’s view. But Cristiano is incredible,” said Solskjaer after the match.

“It was a difficult chance. His technique, his eye on the volley, it’s incredible. No-one can question the character of these players, they don’t give up, don’t give in, and keep going.”

Earlier on Tuesday, Chelsea won 1-0 in Sweden against Malmo. After being frustrated in the first half, the Blues went ahead when Hakim Ziyech converted at the back post following an excellent cross from Callum Hudson-Odoi which keep their hopes for the Last 16 alive.

Bayern Munich dominated Portuguese Benfica winning by 5-2 and a similar scenario was seen in Turin where Juventus defeated Zenit by 4-2.