Manchester United wins
Cristiano Ronaldo brought Manchester United into the Champions League round of 16. The Portuguese led in the impressive 2-0 (0-0) game of the astonishing “Red Devils” on Tuesday night in Villarreal. For the 36-year-old, his 78th minute goal was 140 in the Premier League category, and sixth in the current group stage. Jadon Sancho (90) got the final score.
In the snowy spell in Kiev, the frail Bayern Munich player had his fifth success in the group. 2:1 (2:0) won the perfect Munich team in wintry conditions. Robert Lewandowski’s header (14) and Kingsley Coman (42) scored for the German champions, which was already confirmed as the Round of 16 before the match. Denis Harmash (70) succeeded in the Kiev connected gate. Marcel Sabitzer was missing from the injured Bayern.
Villarreal outperformed Manchester for a long time. Among the guests, interim coach Michael Carrick put play designer Bruno Fernandes on the bench. Ronaldo remains inconspicuous at the moment – unlike his goalkeeper David de Gea. The Spaniard, in the case of the Englishman, deprived Villarreal of the lead with good opportunities.
United were first and foremost keen to keep a draw and wait for a foul by their opponents. It also came. And goalkeeper Jeronimo Rulli played poorly and his teammate Etienne Capoue lost the ball in an ordeal and Ronaldo lifted it into the goal. Villarreal is fighting in the last round against Atalanta Bergamo in the second round of the group of 16 tickets.