WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo Warm-Up Shot Misses Goal, Knocks Out Steward Instead

Published 09/14/2021, 3:11 PM EDT
Soccer Football – Champions League – Group F – BSC Young Boys v Manchester United – Stadion Wankdorf, Bern, Switzerland- September 14, 2021 Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo checks on a steward after she was hit by a ball during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


Cristiano Ronaldo had an eventful second debut in the UEFA Champions League for Manchester United. The Red Devils faced BSC Young Boys in a group stage match and lost the match 2-1 in the end. Cristiano Ronaldo did score a goal, but ultimately, it wasn’t enough.

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However, it was Ronaldo’s pre-match antics that caught the eye as the Portuguese forward hit a steward with a shot in training. Ronaldo jumped the barrier to check on the unfortunate man as he received treatment and offered some words of apology. However, it was all good in the end as the steward looked like he was fine.

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On the other hand, the match was a disaster for United. Ronaldo’s early goal couldn’t help United hold on. He followed up on his two goals against Newcastle United, bringing his tally to three goals in two matches. It was a sumptuous ball from Bruno Fernandes, curling in towards Ronaldo, who finished it off in the 13th minute.

However, things went bad afterwards as Aaron Wan-Bissaka got sent off for a reckless challenge in the 35th minute. While United looked like they would salvage some points from it, they lost to a late winner. Jesse Lingard’s loose pass saw Theoson Siebatcheu capitalise on it and chip the ball over De Gea to win the match in the 95th minute.

Cristiano Ronaldo and his start to life in the Premier League

United finally announced Ronaldo’s return amid much fanfare, as people around the world were excited to see him play for the club again. However, the International Break came in between, and Ronaldo could only join training last week.

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He did start in the game against Newcastle and proved his class by helping United win the game by 4-1. His opener was a tap-in, while the second was a goal that turned the match in United’s favour, coming from a wonderful Luke Shaw assist.

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If the beginning is anything to go by, United still have the same issues with consistency they did last season.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a football writer at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for football to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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