Record breaking Ronaldo snatches late victory for Man United over Villarreal

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Record breaking Ronaldo snatches late victory for Man United over Villarreal
Record breaking Ronaldo snatches late victory for Man United over Villarreal. image: twitter

Record-breaking Cristiano Ronaldo scores in the last minute of added time to snatch a late victory for Man United over Spain’s Villarreal

Cristiano Ronaldo, who else, prodded home a 95th-minute winner for Manchester United in their Champions League Group F match against Villarreal at Old Trafford on Wednesday, September 29, to seal a dramatic last-minute 2-1 victory with the last kick of the game.

In a record-breaking 178th appearance in the tournament, Ronaldo overtook former Spain and Real Madrid captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas, and he provided quite a fairytale ending, breaking another record, that of the latest goal ever scored in a match at Old Trafford, held by his current manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer!

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This game was of course a repeat of last season’s Europa League Final, which Villarreal won just four months ago, and United came into it off the back of three consecutive defeats.

Villarreal had so many chances in the first half that it should have been game over by halftime, but a combination of poor finishing, and a magnificent display by David DeGea between the sticks kept the Spaniards at bay. Without regular striker Gerard Moreno, the opportunities went astray.

Spanish international, Paco Alcacer put the visitors ahead after 53 minutes with the simplest of tap-ins, set up by the excellent Arnaut Danjuma. Only five minutes later, the scores were all-level, as Alex Telles produced a stunning volley, to round off a move that had started in his own penalty area.


Ronaldo was involved in just 46 passes during the whole match, and yet, as on so many occasions throughout his illustrious career, he was in the right place at the right time to nick the vital goal, as he prodded the ball home from close range.

This win gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team their first points in this season’s Champions League campaign, and they now sit in third spot behind Young Boys. Italy’s Atalanta are the early group F leaders, while Villarreal remain bottom of the table with one point.

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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sung and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and he has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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