Substitute Jordan Siebatcheu struck with the final kick of the sport as Swiss aspect Younger Boys claimed a sensational 2-1 Champions League win over 10-man Manchester United on Tuesday after Cristiano Ronaldo had earlier opened the scoring.
USA striker Siebatcheu pounced on Jesse Lingard’s quick back-pass to tuck the ball previous David de Gea for a Ninety fifth-minute winner in entrance of a delirious crowd on the Wankdorf Stadium.
Ronaldo had put United forward together with his third aim in two video games since returning to Previous Trafford.
Nonetheless, the match hinged on Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s sending-off late within the first half for a harmful sort out on Christopher Martins which gave Younger Boys hope.
The hosts hit again to equalise within the second half by Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu and Ronaldo was substituted earlier than Siebatcheu obtained the winner.
“For a membership of our dimension to make the headlines for one or two days in Europe and to beat Man United, one of many giants of European soccer, it’s actually particular,” mentioned Younger Boys coach, David Wagner.
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It’s a horrible begin for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United aspect in Group F, particularly with more durable assessments prone to come towards Atalanta and Villarreal.
“That’s soccer on the highest degree, an absence of focus, make a mistake and also you get punished,” Solskjaer mentioned of the error that led to the Younger Boys winner.
He was additionally adamant that Wan-Bissaka’s game-changing pink card, whereas comprehensible, was a harsh determination.
“It was by no means reckless or malicious however most likely a little bit little bit of inexperience,” Solskjaer insisted.
Ronaldo a minimum of added to his statistics — he’s the Champions League’s all-time report scorer and now has 135 targets within the competitors, 15 greater than his outdated enemy Lionel Messi.
He might be 37 early subsequent yr however his starvation for achievement is aware of no bounds and he clearly felt returning to Previous Trafford gave him a greater probability of profitable a sixth European Cup than if he stayed at Juventus.
Nonetheless, it’s a decade since United have been an actual pressure within the Champions League and that is one other disappointing European consequence for them.
Younger Boys gained their fourth straight Swiss title final season however have since misplaced their prime scorer, Cameroon’s Jean-Pierre Nsame, to a critical harm whereas coach Gerardo Seoane departed for Bayer Leverkusen.
He has been changed within the Swiss capital by Wagner, the German-born former USA worldwide and one-time boss of Huddersfield City.
Younger Boys had a boisterous assist behind them in a packed stadium however United silenced the gang as they took an early lead, Bruno Fernandes delivering a wonderful cross with the skin of his proper boot from the left for Ronaldo to steal in behind Ulisses Garcia on the again put up and rating.
It was the primary aim of this season’s Champions League and he has now scored within the competitors in 16 straight seasons.
He had one other shot saved on the finish of a fast break ahead, simply after Switzerland winger Christian Fassnacht had examined De Gea on the different finish.
At that time it appeared solely a matter of time earlier than the guests picked off their opponents on the break, however then got here the sending-off of Wan-Bissaka within the thirty fifth minute.
The total-back’s studs caught Luxembourg worldwide Martins above the left ankle, and French referee Francois Letexier had no alternative however to indicate a straight pink card.
Solskjaer instantly eliminated Jadon Sancho to ship on a substitute right-back in Diogo Dalot. He additionally introduced on Raphael Varane for the restart instead of Donny van de Beek, who had been given his first begin this season.
That meant a again 5 for the second half, with Ronaldo left alone up entrance, whereas Younger Boys pushed ahead in search of an equaliser that got here within the 66th minute when Ngamaleu obtained in entrance of Varane and prodded residence Meschack Elia’s cross from the best to the delight of the gang.
Ronaldo got here off within the 72nd minute and proper on the finish of 5 added minutes Younger Boys gained it as Lingard offered the proper help for Siebatcheu.
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