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Manchester United come back to Atalanta with a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has reached his 300th match with the Red Devils, counting his previous stage and the current stage, so he has not been able to celebrate it in the best way than by scoring the goal of the comeback and the victory of his team in what it is their competition, the Champions League.
Manchester United began losing 0-2 in a very even game where, despite the fact that the Red Devils were the ones who had the clearest chances of the match, they could not achieve the goal.
However, they were able to materialize a brilliant comeback, managing to keep the three points of this date.
Likewise, a defeat for the English would have compromised much more the continuity of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is currently being questioned quite a bit about the team's performance and the results in recent matches, so right now his continuity is not assured.
The game ended with a 3-2, where Cristiano Ronaldo scored the third goal in the best way he knows how to do it, heading, thus allowing United to take the first place away from Atalanta in group F of the Champions League, a competition where CR7 continues to enlarge his record, so far reaches 137 goals in 179 matches in the tournament.
An aimless Manchester in the first 45 minutes
Atalanta went out onto the field with their very clear objective, which was to win and that was how they managed to go two goals up in the scoring in the first 45 minutes.
While United was very blurred where the dominant was the visiting team despite the fact that the English had very clear chances to score a goal in the first half.
Losing by two goals at home and not having control of the game angered those present at Old Trafford and that was how United began to be whistled by the fans, something that clearly made Cristiano Ronaldo react, who automatically tried to improve his game personally and infect all his teammates.
That was how at minute 20 of the game a great play by the Portuguese that allowed him to reach the baseline and send a delayed cross for Fred, who could not make the goal due to the save by Juan Musso, from that moment those of the Premier They began to have some very clear scoring chances, but the poor definition did not allow them to discount before half-time.
A defense with many gaps that of United
Manchester United's defense continues to be highly questioned, since lately it has been a bit disastrous, today he could not count on Raphael Varane who was left out due to injury.
The bad moment of the defense could be reflected in the 0-2, when through a corne charged by the defender Teun Koppmeiners so that the central Demih Demiral headed him very free. A goal that came after a shot from CR7 that was cut off by the Argentine goalkeeper.
By decision of the coach Solskjaer, Paul Pogba was not part of the starting eleven and where his absence was noted, a team full of nerves and very accelerated, which made him play much of the first half without clear ideas, but despite this they managed to get very clear chances before the end of the first 45 minutes.
The first was Fred at minute 44, after a pass from Bruno Fernandes and in the minute of injury, Marcus Rashford after a great run shot to goal and the ball ended up hitting the crossbar. Everything indicated that luck was not with the English at least in the first half of the game.
Manchester United totally changes for the second half
These two occasions before the end of the first 45 minutes undoubtedly encouraged the team to show another face in the second half, that was how only at 48 minutes the first warning from the English would arrive where Mason Greenwood would give a pass to CR7 who was left alone in front of the Argentine goal, but his shot would hit Musso's body.
The red devils got into the game after a genius from Bruno Fernandes, who with the passing of the minutes was assuming prominence in the team and motivating his teammates.
The United thing was not so much for good play, it was more for pride and for the great physical display that everyone was doing.
Assisted by Bruno Fernandes to score the first
Cristiano Ronaldo would take advantage of a bad session in the center of the field to take the ball and give a great diagonal pass to Rashford, who received only from the left cross the ball before the departure of Musso, so the discount of Solskjaer's men would reach the minute 63.
After the first goal, United realized that they could overcome the game, so from there Atlanta suffered despite being very close to scoring the third goal and sentencing the game.
Manchester continued attacking and that was how the post except the tie after a shot with the knee of Scott McTominay after a Greenwood cross.
While goalkeeper Musso would avoid Cristiano Ronaldo's 2-2 in another of his arrivals, this time through a pass from Bruno Fernandes, one of the best on the pitch.
Maguire gets the 2-2 and CR7 the winning goal to unleash the madness
The Atalanta coach made different changes to give his team a break, which was being dominated by the locals, as they were increasingly cornered.
Two of the men who entered the field, such as Duván Zapata and Ruslan Malinovskyi, were very close to scoring the third goal, but David de Gea was the winner in two consecutive saves avoiding a goal that was more than sung.
However, Manchester United had already imposed a wild rhythm of the game and would take advantage of an error by the Atalanta defense to tie the game with a goal from Maguire, who fell the ball and only placed it near the post at minute 75 to the 2-2.
At that time Old Trafford was already crazy, where both the fans and the players knew that a comeback was very possible.
That was how Atalanta ended up immersed in Old Trafford, where the red devils once again fed the legend of the Theater of Dreams, where they got a comeback thanks to the header of Cristiano Ronaldo, who once again proved to be the owner of the heights after a Luke Shaw center.
With this goal, the Portuguese reached his third goal in this edition of the Champions League.
A United that already defeated Villarreal at the end with a 2-1 and that now thanks to this agonizing triumph they have managed to snatch the leadership from Atalanta. CR7 and company are becoming more and more established in this edition of the Champions League, so that each time United is emerging as one of the candidates to win the trophy from the hand of CR7.