Ronaldo stunner steals UCL victory at the death

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored a victor successful the 5th infinitesimal of stoppage clip arsenic Manchester United came from down to bushed Villarreal 2-1 successful the Champions League this morning.

Making his grounds 178th quality successful the competition, Ronaldo latched onto a escaped shot successful the country and slotted a decorativeness nether Villarreal goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli earlier moving to the fans and removing his jersey to uncover his muscular physique.

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It was Ronaldo's 5th extremity successful 5 games since joining United from Juventus for a 2nd spell astatine Old Trafford and decidedly his astir important.

"Cristiano Ronaldo successful the past infinitesimal of stoppage clip does it again," said legendary commentator Martin Tyler.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United celebrates scoring a extremity to marque the people 2-1 with his team-mates during the UEFA Champions League radical F lucifer betwixt Manchester United and Villarreal CF astatine Old Trafford connected September 29, 2021 successful Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images) (Getty)

"It's emblematic Manchester United and it's emblematic Cristiano Ronaldo."

Villarreal looked similar handing United a 2nd consecutive nonaccomplishment successful Group F — after the Premier League team's shocking 2-1 decision astatine Swiss outsider Young Boys 2 weeks agone — by going successful beforehand successful the 53rd done Paco Alcacer, who poked successful a decorativeness done the legs of United goalkeeper David De Gea pursuing a transverse by Arnaut Danjuma disconnected the extracurricular of his close boot.

United had been outplayed by that constituent but equalised wrong 7 minutes done Alex Telles, who was picked retired by a pinpoint walk from midfielder Bruno Fernandes astatine a escaped kick. The Brazilian near backmost took a measurement backmost astatine the borderline of the country and struck a first-time volley that swerved wrong the acold post.

"I ever person the feeling we volition triumph the game," Fernandes said aft the match.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United celebrates (Getty)

"Also erstwhile they scored, I felt we could crook it around... the propulsion from the fans was unthinkable and immoderate large saves from David (de Gea).

"Cristiano, strikers person that feeling to people and helium did it erstwhile again."

Villarreal had started with a 2-2 gully astatine location to Atalanta.

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Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United is challenged by Daniel Parejo of Villarreal CF during the UEFA Champions League radical F lucifer betwixt Manchester United and Villarreal CF astatine Old Trafford connected September 29, 2021 successful Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) (Getty)

The effect broke a tally of 4 consecutive 0-0s betwixt the teams successful Champions League play, dating backmost to brace radical matches successful 2005 and 2008.

The teams besides met successful the Europa League last successful May, with Villarreal winning a punishment shootout pursuing a 1-1 draw.

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