UEFA Champions League: Juventus 1 Man United 2
Juventus Scorer: C.Ronaldo (64')
Man United Scorers: J.Mata (85'), A.Sandro (O.G. 89') Manchester United staged a proper Italian job against Juventus on Wednesday night, claiming another dramatic victory in Turin thanks to a brilliant late strike from substitute Juan Mata and an own goal from Alex Sandro.
Juve may have dominated the possession and chance count across the 90 minutes, but Jose Mourinho’s men showed incredible spirit and resilience to turn the game on its head, following a stunning strike from former Red Cristiano Ronaldo.
Bonucci’s ball over the top fell straight onto the boot of Ronaldo who volleyed home emphatically in the 64th minute. The former United man nearly set up a second soon after when he laid a pass off to Miralem Pjanic, but De Gea saved superbly.
Mourinho made a double change 11 minutes from the end, with Marouane Fellaini and Mata both entering the fray. In the 85th minute, just as he did against Newcastle, Mata fired home a quite superb free-kick from 20 yards. That looked to have claimed a vital point for the Reds until Ashley Young curled a dangerous free-kick towards the back post in the final seconds of regular time and, unbelievably, it bounced in off a combination of Bonucci and Alex Sandro.
Marcus Rashford could even have added a third on the break during injury time, but for Szczesny's desperate save, and the home crowd could barely believe the late turnaround. The final whistle sparked memories of ’99 when the Reds so famously came from behind to win on the way to the Treble. It may still be early days in this season's Champions League, but this result sees the Reds march on, and how.
Match report by: Gemma Thompson (manutd.com)
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