For his entry into the running in this new Champions League campaign, Manchester United scuttled in Bern, being reduced to 10 in the first period while leading 1-0. As a result, the Young Boys got back together and even won in added time (2-1). In the other meeting, Sevilla FC shared the points with Salzburg (1-1) after a first period with 4 penalties!
The Champions League is back. And Manchester United opened the ball on Tuesday evening, playing at 6:45 p.m. against the Young Boys of Bern in Switzerland, while Sevilla FC hosted RB Salzburg. A MU with Cristiano Ronaldo holder and holder, with Iker Casillas, of a new record, that of the number of matches played in the Champions League. The Portuguese did not take long to stand out since from the 13th minute, he resumed victoriously, with his right foot, a splendid cross from the outside of the foot signed Bruno Fernandes (0-1, 13th)
However, MU was sometimes jostled by the Swiss club and its lively striker Elia on counter-attacks. And relied on the Portuguese doublet Ronaldo-Fernandes to create the danger, rather than Sancho, timid and logically replaced in the 36th minute following the red card received by Wan-Bissaka for a terrible sole on Martins Pereira. In the process, the Swiss had a golden opportunity to equalize on a cross at the far post taken by Fassnacht (37th).
MU completely transparent in the second period
On the return from the locker room, Solskjaer changed the structure of his team by bringing in Varane in place of the decidedly unfortunate Van de Beek and went three behind to solidify his rearguard, which was put to heavy contribution at the end of the first period. The former Rémois Siebatcheu was launched by David Wagner. Cristiano Ronaldo, he wasted a 2-0 ball that would have sheltered his club by preferring to play the penalty rather than go to the end of his action (54th).
And following a shift on the right side, Elia found Ngamaleu, very restless since the start of the meeting, in the box. The attacker was ahead of Varane and pushed the leather sharp at the back of De Gea’s nets (1-1, 66th). MU was almost logically caught up in the score given the scenario of the meeting. The Swiss club were closer to victory than Manchester United to a draw. And it was after additional time that the Young Boys finished the English. Lingard offered a caviar in spite of himself to Siebatcheu, who deceived De Gea (2-1, 90 + 4th)! The Red Devils offered absolutely nothing in the second half and Solskjaer’s tactical choices are likely to be talked about.
Crazy first half between Sevilla FC and RB Salzburg
In the other game at 6:45 p.m., things got off to a flying start as well, with a crazy first half, with 4 penalties whistled! RB Salzburg and their striker Adeyemi got 3 from the 13th to the 37th minute but only one was transformed, by Sucic (who missed another, like Adeyemi), in the 21st minute. The Austrian club could have led 3-0 but returned to the locker room with a score of 1-1 since Sevilla FC in turn obtained a penalty, achieved by Rakitic in the 42nd minute!
And it started again at a pace still choppy in the second period with the expulsion of Moroccan striker En-Nesyri, for a second yellow card collected on a simulation! The spirits finally calmed down a bit, but not for long since the referee still had to resolve several confused situations, and put a few additional boxes (8 in total). Despite everything, the match ended with a score of parity (1-1). Rather good news, a priori, for the LOSC in this group G.
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