Manchester United claimed a vital point away to Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday evening thanks to two magnificent goals from Cristiano Ronaldo.
Man United first ever visit to Bergamo looked set to be a disappointing one for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Reds but Ronaldo once again showed his world-class ability in both first-half and second-half stoppage time as his two strikes salvaged a crucial draw in Group F.
Before the late drama, Slovenian forward Josip Ilicic put the hosts ahead in the 12th minute, against the run of play as United started on the front foot.
The Reds got an equaliser on the stroke of half-time as Ronaldo finished off a lovely move for his 126th United goal, the same tally that Ole has for the club.
Duvan Zapata ran in behind in the 55th-minute before sending La Dea ahead from close range. The goal was assessed for offside by VAR but was given after a lengthy check.
As the game reached its final stages it looked like it was a lost affair, but a game is never over until it’s over, certainly when Ronaldo’s on the pitch.
Ronaldo, a.k.a. Mr Champions League, stepped up to volley a stupendous strike into the bottom corner to make it 2-2.