Manchester united started the ucl with a suprising defeat to young boys as Jordan siebatcheu’s stoppage time strike gave the home team a victory against 10 men united in Switzerland.
Haven losing to villareal at last season Europa final, the red devil had hoped to return to European winning ways last night as the take on young boys.
Thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s early opener in the early minutes which had placed united ahead earlier in the game.
The goal was Ronaldo’s 135 champions league goal and as well levelled the all time appearance of a player in the ucl with Iker Casillas as he had played 177 matches in the league.
Manchester united dominance of the match was halted in the first half as Aaron Wan Bissaka got a red card after a a dangerous challenge on young boys player; Christopher Martins Pereira.
Right after then, Manchester UTD was unable to take control of the match as the swiss champions played an impressive match compared to united whose performance drastically reduced thereby lost the match dominance.
The swiss champions equalized their goal with a goal that come from Moumi Ngamaleu which sent the fans wild and at the danger time where the match is expected to end, Jese Lingard made a very wrong back pass which was capitalized on by Siebatheu who was substituted in and scored.
The young boys team did not hesitate to celebrate with the fans shortly after the final whistle was blown
Prior to the match kick off, the Switzerland fans gave cristiano ronaldo a very good welcome to their abode and as they cheer him up during the warm up even when he shoot a ball.
One of his shot was reportedly to had hit a security staff and the football super star ran to examined to see if the worker is fine.
The match kick off saw the the atmosphere cranked up as the young boys team begin the match with absolute confident thereby registering their first shot on goal early by Meschack Elia.
Despite young boys compulsive playing style, they were unable to curtail Bruno fernandes moment of quality in the 13th minutes as he provide an assist that gave united the lead.
Fred cut out a pass and begin a counter attack, with fernandes sending over a classic cross from the wing to Ronaldo, who had to put more effort to see his short pass through the swiss champions goal keeper David Von Ballmoos.
Despite this early goal scored by united, the home team and their fans seems un bothered. The fans keep cheering while the players intensify the match and constantly shaking the united defense.
David De Gea made a fantastic save from from Christian Fassnacht at the first half and Michel Aebischer missed the chance to level the match too 10 minutes before the half time.
In the 35th minutes, Aaron Wan Bissaka sees red card as his attempt to win the ball was done too harsh and thereby habe leaving his studs in Martins Periera’s ankle.
Wan Bissaka red changes the game
The dismissal of the full back, Wan Bissaka led to the game turn around as young boys began to take control of the game slowly away from the control of Manchester united.
In trying to be preventive and also filled the void left by the full back, solskjaer did not hesitate to replace jmJadon Sancho with Diago Dalot and also brought in Varane for the second half for Donny van de Beek.
This changes sees the red devil to switch to playing five defense against an average team thereby leaving just Ronaldo alone up front.
However, despite the change in tactics by Ole, the young boys never relent as they keep pushing for an equalizer which eventually came in the 66th minutes as Ngamaleu race behind Varane and prodded in Meschack Elia’s pull out from the right wing.
Ronaldo was subbed off at the 72nd minutes. Besides even before then, he is more of not in the game as his presence throughout the second half was not felt.
Young boy was lucky enough to grab the winning goal at the dead end of the game as Jese Lingard provide the glorious assist for Siebatcheu who was subbed on in second half.