#UCL: The Comeback Kings Strike Once more as Man Utd defeat Atalanta

The Comeback Kings are at it Again! Manchester United managed to fight from 2 nil down to beat Atalanta 3-2; This article uncovers the Match Analysis.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire Celebrate Goal against Atlanta.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire Celebrate Goal against Atalanta.

Atalanta led 2-0 in 28 minutes, the earliest a team has lead at Old Trafford in the UEFA Champions League since October 2012 – The match was with Braga and United also won 3-2.

M. Pasalic put Atalanta ahead in the 15th minute of the game – Atalanta caught out Man Utd with a quick free-kick and Muriel moved down the right dropping the ball for Zappacosta who whooped in a dangerous low cross into the 6 yard Box. Pasalic got past H. Maguire to tap the ball into the net.

Manchester United got their chance to equalise few minutes later – Ronaldo took the ball to the byline leaving Palomino on the floor, before lifting the ball into the box.

The ball was too high for Bruno Fernandes but Santos Fred brought the ball down on the far side before firing a shot on goal. Musso got his fingertips to the ball and tipped it over.

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Atalanta would punish United yet again, an excellent cross from T. Koopmeiners was poorly defended by ‘The Red Devils”, Maguire lost Demiral who immediately made the most of his opportunity – he flicked his header past De Gea into the left-hand corner.

Manchester United didn’t make the most of their First Half scoring chances, they missed a couple of goals but that didn’t stop them for going for a “W” in the Second Half.

Zappacosta’s poor pass was received by Bruno Fernandes through the middle, Bruno played a wonderful through pass to Marcus Rashford who had to run in behind the defence to latch onto it.

Atalanta Goal Keeper, Musso charged upfront in the bid to exert pressure on the Englishman but Marcus curled his strike around him and into the far post.

Maguire’s 75th minute levelled the Playing field for Manchester United – a poor corner from Man Utd was picked up by Jason Sancho who curled it back into the middle, Cavani flicked it on again and Lovato missed it. The ball ran through to Maguire who fired it into the near bottom corner.

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At the 80th minute of the game, Cristiano Ronaldo proved that he was made for the UEFA Champions League by winning the Game for United. Bruno Fernandes’ corner was cleared but United Players kept it alive and Shaw swung in a brilliant cross from the left.

Cristiano Ronaldo hovered in the middle, got In front of Palomino so he could get the shot away, he thumped his header past Musso to win the game for Manchester United.

Both Edinson Cavani and Jadon Sancho inspired Manchester United’s Comeback though they were substituted in few minutes before the goal. Do you think Ole does a great Job by benching the duo? Tell us in the comments.

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