Substitute Jordan Siebatcheu struck with the final kick of the sport as Swiss facet Young Boys claimed a sensational 2-1 Champions League win over 10-man Manchester United on Tuesday after Cristiano Ronaldo had earlier opened the scoring.
USA striker Siebatcheu pounced on Jesse Lingard’s quick back-pass to tuck the ball previous David de Gea for a Ninety fifth-minute winner in entrance of a delirious crowd on the Wankdorf Stadium.
Ronaldo had earlier put United forward together with his third aim in two video games since returning to Old Trafford.
However, the match hinged on Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s sending-off late within the first half for a harmful deal with on Young Boys midfielder Christopher Martins which gave Young Boys hope.
The hosts hit again to equalise within the second half by Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu and Ronaldo was substituted earlier than Siebatcheu acquired the winner.
It is a horrible begin for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet in Group F, particularly with harder assessments prone to come towards Atalanta and Villarreal.
Ronaldo not less than added to his statistics — he’s the Champions League’s all-time document scorer and now has 135 targets within the competitors, 15 greater than his previous enemy Lionel Messi.
He might be 37 early subsequent yr however his starvation for achievement in Europe’s elite membership competitors is aware of no bounds and he clearly felt returning to Old Trafford gave him a greater probability of successful a sixth European Cup than if he stayed at Juventus.
However, it’s a decade since United have been an actual drive within the Champions League and that is one other disappointing European end result for them.
Young Boys gained their fourth straight Swiss title final season however have since misplaced their prime scorer, Cameroon’s Jean-Pierre Nsame, to a severe harm whereas coach Gerardo Seoane departed for Bayer Leverkusen.
He has been changed within the Swiss capital by David Wagner, the German-born former USA worldwide and one-time boss of Huddersfield Town within the Premier League.
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While on paper this was an apparent mismatch, Young Boys did have boisterous assist behind them in a packed stadium with coronavirus restrictions in Switzerland now eased.
However United silenced the group as they took an early lead, Bruno Fernandes delivering a wonderful cross with the skin of his proper boot from the left for Ronaldo to steal in behind Ulisses Garcia on the again put up and rating.
Goalkeeper David von Ballmoos made contact with the shot however did not preserve it out and Ronaldo had the primary aim of this season’s Champions League.
He has now scored within the Champions League in 16 straight seasons, and he had one other shot saved on the finish of a fast break ahead, simply after Switzerland winger Christian Fassnacht had examined David de Gea on the different finish.
At that time, it appeared solely a matter of time earlier than the guests picked off their opponents on the break, however then got here the sending-off of Wan-Bissaka within the thirty fifth minute.
The full-back’s studs caught Luxembourg worldwide Martins above the left ankle, and French referee Francois Letexier had no selection however to indicate a straight pink card.
Solskjaer instantly eliminated Jadon Sancho to ship on a alternative right-back in Diogo Dalot. He then introduced on Raphael Varane for the second half instead of Donny van de Beek, who had been given his first begin this season.
That meant a again 5 for the second half, with Ronaldo left alone up entrance, whereas Young Boys pushed ahead searching for an equaliser that got here within the 66th minute when Ngamaleu acquired in entrance of Varane and prodded dwelling Meschack Elia’s cross from the correct to the delight of the house followers.
Ronaldo got here off within the 72nd minute and proper on the finish of 5 added minutes, Young Boys gained it as Lingard offered the right help for Siebatcheu.