Man U brain fade ruins Ronaldo's record nod

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s aboriginal extremity could not prevention Manchester United from different Champions League nonaccomplishment successful Switzerland, 2-1 against a crisp and robust Young Boys team.

United lone person themselves to blasted aft Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off, past Jesse Lingard's backpass talented Young Boys of Berne an injury-time winner.

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Jordan Siebatcheu struck successful the past infinitesimal of stoppage clip erstwhile the shot broke into abstraction down the United defence.

Ronaldo’s record-extending 135th Champions League extremity successful the 13th infinitesimal was the archetypal of his — and United’s — lone 2 shots of the game. He was substituted successful the 72nd minute.

It was created by Bruno Fernandes’ clever walk with the extracurricular of his close ft into the way of Ronaldo for a debased changeable that squirmed nether goalkeeper David von Ballmoos.

Reduced to 10 men successful the 35th infinitesimal aft a red-card foul by Aaron Wan-Bissaka, the Premier League co-leader struggled to make immoderate much scoring chances against the unheralded Swiss champion.

United was already nether regular unit earlier Wan-Bissaka’s rash situation connected Christopher Martins heavy successful the Young Boys half.

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Young Boys deservedly levelled successful the 66th erstwhile midfielder Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu met a debased transverse into a crowded goalmouth with a changeable that bushed goalkeeper David de Gea astatine his adjacent post.

It proved to beryllium different pugnacious Swiss travel for United aft losing successful the radical signifier astatine Basel doubly successful the past decade.

"That's football, radical marque mistakes," United skipper Harry Maguire said. "We're not blaming Jesse. I'm definite everyone connected that transportation contiguous has made a mistake. I'm definite Jesse volition prime himself up.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United gestures during the UEFA Champions League radical F lucifer betwixt BSC Young Boys and Manchester United astatine Stadion Wankdorf connected September 14, 2021 successful Bern, Switzerland. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) (Getty)

"It's the archetypal crippled successful the group. We've got galore games to bounce backmost and we indispensable do. We'll effort and prime up 3 points successful our adjacent crippled and physique momentum from there."

Ronaldo claimed a stock of much Champions League past conscionable by playing his archetypal United crippled successful the contention since the 2009 final. His 177th vocation quality successful the Champions League tied the grounds held by Iker Casillas, his longtime teammate astatine Real Madrid.

The Champions League qualifying rounds seemed to person prepared Young Boys good for facing a star-studded United squad playing conscionable its 5th competitory crippled of the season.

The Swiss squad was crisp and carnal successful its 13th crippled of a play that started successful mid-July with the archetypal of six Champions League qualifiers.

Also successful Group F connected Tuesday, Villarreal was hosting Atalanta successful a aboriginal kickoff.

United hosts Villarreal connected Sept. 29 — a rematch of past season’s Europa League last the Spanish nine won. Atalanta hosts Young Boys connected the aforesaid date.

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