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United again escape from another European crash at Old Trafford

Cristiano Ronaldo, in the action of the final 3-2.Dave Thompson (AP)

Manchester United again escaped from burning in the Champions League. He had never before gone into halftime in the Champions League with a deficit of two goals (0-2). The duel against Atalanta threatened more misery within a very erratic recent trajectory of the Red Devils. Yet again the Old Trafford mystique rowed in his favor in the second half.

M. United


De Gea, Harry Maguire, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Nilsson-Lindelöf, Mason Greenwood (Jadon Sancho, min. 72), McTominay (Pogba, min. 65), Fred (Matic, min. 87), Rashford (Cavani, min 66), Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano



Juan Musso, Marten de Roon, Demiral (Matteo Lovato, min. 45), Palomino, Teun Koopmeiners (Giuseppe Pezzella, min. 79), Zappacosta, Freuler, Joakim Maehle, Josip Ilicic (Miranchuk, min. 67), Luis Muriel ( Duván Zapata, min. 55) and Pasalic (Malinovsky, min. 67)

Goals 0-1 min. 14: Pasalic. 0-2 min. 28: Demiral. 1-2 min. 52: Rashford. 2-2 min. 74: Harry Maguire. 3-2 min. 80: Christian.

Referee Szymon Marciniak

Yellow cards Matteo Lovato (min. 54), Pasalic (min. 56), Marten de Roon (min. 56), Shaw (min. 63), Palomino (min. 79), Matic (min. 92) and Cavani (min. 93) )

If against Villarreal he hunted the victory in 95, this time he did not need to get so far ashore to overthrow the Gasperini boys. Rashford, Maguire and again Cristiano Ronaldo turned over the initial goals of Pasalic and Demiral (3-2), which in the first act portrayed a very weak local defense (without Varane). A triumph that relieves Ole Solskjaer’s team, who had just lost three of their last five games.

In Lisbon, after Barcelona’s victory in the first round against Dinamo, Bayern helped them by defeating Benfica (0-4). A fantastic free-kick from Sané broke the resistance of the Portuguese, who with a draw had a couple of good chances in the second half. Then Everton (own goal), Lewandowski and again Sané completed the win. In a quarter of an hour, the four targets.

Chelsea unceremoniously dispatched the weak Malmoe (4-0), but left Stamford Bridge with a worrying look at the infirmary because before the break Tuchel had to replace Lukaku and Werner, both injured. The Belgian left in the 23rd minute with his right ankle sore from the tackle that resulted in the penalty and the second goal blue (annotated by Jorginho). Havertz relieved him. And on the brink of intermission, the German attacker also headed to the locker room early and in his place came Hudson-Odoi. The one who left with the best face was defender Andreas Christensen, who scored his first goal for Chelsea after 137 games in London. In the second half, Havertz, once again Jorginho with a maximum penalty, put the tie to victory. Malmoe has received 11 goals and none in favor in three days. In that group H, in Saint Petersburg, Juventus signed their sixth consecutive victory. Kulusevski, in ’85, made it possible. With nine points, the Turinese already feel virtually in the round of 16.

And in the other match of the Sevilla group, Salzburg reinforced their leadership after defeating Wolfsburg (3-1) with goals from Adeyemi and the double in the second half from Okafor. A result that does not hurt the Andalusian team, which has not yet won, in their aspirations to go to the second round.

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