Cristiano Ronaldo Broke This Big Manchester United Record With Late Goal vs Villareal

Published 10/01/2021, 3:43 PM EDT


Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest players to have ever stepped on a football field. However, even at 36, he maintains an unreal physique. For more than a decade now, the Portuguese international has consistently competed at the top level.

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Every game Cristiano plays, he revamps history books with his performance. Notably, he did exactly that earlier this week. Ronaldo scored a 95th-minute winner to ensure victory for the Red Devils in the UEFA Champions League.

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Soccer Football – Champions League – Group F – Manchester United v Villarreal – Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain – September 29, 2021, Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Phil Noble TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Ronaldo strikes Manchester United’s winner in the 95th minute

Paco Alcacer’s superb finish in the 53rd minute put the visitors ahead at Old Trafford. However, the Reds drew level seven minutes later when left-back Alex Telles scored an excellent volley on his United debut. For the next half an hour, the game appeared to be heading for a draw. Ronaldo’s late intervention, however, claimed a win from the jaws of defeat.

Starting the move, Fred whipped in a delightful cross from the left wing to Ronaldo, who did a one-two with Jesse Lingard inside the box. He then finished it off himself from an acute angle, sending the crowd into a frenzy.

Soccer Football – Champions League – Group F – Manchester United v Villarreal – Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain – September 29, 2021 Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates as security staff catches a fan REUTERS/Phil Noble TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Cristiano Ronaldo scores the latest goal ever for Manchester United in the UCL

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While Ronaldo’s late goal ensured the team’s victory, the Portuguese broke records on a personal front as well. This goal by Ronaldo in the 95th minute is the latest goal scored by a Manchester United player in the history of the Champions League.

The previous record-holder of this achievement was Ronaldo’s current manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Ole established his record 22 years ago in 1999. However, the Norwegian’s contribution was more significant, as his 93rd-minute goal against Bayern Munich secured the Champions League for Man United back then.

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is a Football and NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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