Manchester United won a dramatic victory against Villarreal in the Champions League. The Red Devils won 2-1, with the winning goal by Cristiano Ronaldo.
At Old Trafford, the Man Utd vs Villarreal duel is presented on Thursday (30/9/2021) early morning WIB. Both teams failed to score in the first half.
Villarreal scored first through Paco Alcacer in the 53rd minute. Man Utd hit back six minutes later via Alex Telles’ goal.
Ronaldo emerged as the hero of Man Utd through his goal in the final minutes of the match. The Red Devils won 2-1.
This result brought Man Utd up to third in Group F with 3 points. Meanwhile, Villarreal fell into a distended position with 1 point.
The course of the match
Villarreal gave a threat to Man Utd’s goal in the sixth minute. Arnaut Danjuma shot the ball on target which David De Gea could still deny.
The Yellow Submarine almost scored in the 16th minute. Paco Alcacer released a measured kick towards the goal. De Gea flew to parry the ball and only produced a corner kick.
Villarreal continued to pound Man Utd’s back line for half an hour. Alcacer’s horizontal kick ball in the 31st minute was still thin next to the Red Devils goal.
Man Utd threatened again in the six minutes later. Geronimo Rulli’s long-range kick ball can still be secured by Paul Pogba.
Alberto Moreno almost scored an own goal due to his mistake in anticipating Pogba’s cross. The ball slid to the side of the Villarreal goal.
Neither team could score a goal until halftime. The first half closed with a score of 0-0 glasses.
GOAL! Villarreal broke the deadlock eight minutes into the second half. Alcacer listed his name on the scoreboard.
The Villarreal striker poured Danjuma’s bait ball in front of the Man Utd goal without being able to stop De Gea. The Yellow Submarine lead 1-0.
1-1! Man Utd equalized in the 59th minute. Alex Telles welcomed Bruno Fernandes’ free kick with a first-time shot that slid into the Villarreal goal.
Man Utd pounded Villarreal’s back line to add goals. Edison Cavani almost doubled the lead with a header in the 79th minute. The ball still hasn’t hit the target.
Villarreal almost scored a second goal in the 85th minute. Boulaye Dia’s header in the penalty box could be thwarted by De Gea.
VICTORY GOAL! Cristiano Ronaldo scored Man Utd’s winner from a tight angle in the dying minutes of injury time. The hosts closed the game with a 2-1 win.
Manchester United: David De Gea; Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Raphael Varane, Alex Telles (Fred 89′); Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba (Edinson Cavani 75′); Mason Greenwood (Jesse Lingard 89′), Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho (Nemanja Matic 75′); Cristiano Ronaldo.
Villarreal: Geronimo Rulli; Alberto Moreno (Ruben Pena 74 ‘), Pau Torres, Raul Albiol (Aissa Mandi 73’), Juan Foyth; Manuel Trigueros (Pervis Estupinan 61 ‘), Etienne Capoue, Daniel Parejo; Arnaut Danjuma, Paco Alcacer (Boulaye Dia 58 ‘), Yeremi Pino (Moi Gomez 73’).
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