Young Boys come from behind to stun Manchester United in crunch Champions League tie

Young Boys come from behind to stun Manchester United in crunch Champions League tie

  • Theoson Jordan Siebatcheu's 95th-minute effort condemned Manchester United to their first Champions League defeat this season
  • Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for the Premier League outfit just 13 minutes into the encounter
  • But his goal ended up becoming a mere consolation after Nicolas Ngamaleu cancelled out his goal in the 66th minute
  • However, Ronaldo has now scored three goals in two games for the Red Devils since he made his debut last weekend

Young Boys came from one goal down to beat Manchester United 2-1 in their Champions League opening Group F encounter on Tuesday, September 14.

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for the visitors in the 13th minute after tapping into the net a cross from his countryman Bruno Fernandes.

However, the hosts capitalised on Jesse Lingard’s error to power the hosts to a famous victory in Switzerland courtesy of a Theoson Jordan Siebatcheu's 95th-minute strike.

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United succumbed to a shock defeat to Young Boys.Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON.
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This was after Nicolas Ngamaleu levelled parity for the home team in the 66th minute of the opening half.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men had to play the entire second half with 10 men after Aaron Wan Bissaka was sent off for a dangerous challenge.

Why Man United were favourites vs Young Boys

The Red Devils were heavy favourites going into the game due to the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo on the team but that turned out ugly for the Premier League outfit.

David Wagner's men mounted pressure all through the game and their bravery paid off despite conceding first. They also exploited the one-man deficit of their guests.

Solskjaer's men will now shift focus to their Premier League meeting with West Ham United on Sunday, September 19.

Cristiano Ronaldo sets new Champions League record earlier reported that Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has equaled the Champions League record set by Iker Casillas and Lionel Messi for most appearances in the competition, GOAL reports.

Ronaldo was in Manchester United’s starting line-up in their opening UCL fixture against Swiss club Young Boys.

It was his first Champions League appearance for United since 2009 to become the joint player with most appearances in Europe’s elite competition.