The Red Devils, included in the Atalanta group, fall 2-1 away: the Portuguese score, but the Swiss win in comeback in the recovery. In Sevilla-Salzburg everything happens: four penalties and 1-1 final
Start with a bad knockout the way in Champions League of the Manchester United: the Red Devils, included in the Atalanta group, lose 2-1 at home to Young Boys. Ronaldo scores in the 13th minute, then Wan-Bissaka gets sent off (35 ‘) and the Swiss come back with Noumi Ngamaleu (66’) and Siebatcheu (95 ‘). Seville-Salzburg ends 1-1 and is decided from the spot: Rakitic (42 ‘) responds to Sucic (21’), with the Austrians who miss another two penalties.
First surprise in the Champions League: thanks to Siebatcheu’s goal in the 95th minute, the Young Boys comeback and beat Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United 2-1, included in the same group as Atalanta. In Bern, the Swiss start strong, with Elia who after just over two minutes tries with his left to surprise de Gea. At 13 ‘, the Portuguese took the Red Devils ahead: an amazing assist from Bruno Fernandes and a paw in front of the former Juventus player, who made the ball pass under the legs of von Ballmoos. At 35 ‘, however, the game changes: Wan-Bissaka intervenes with the hammer foot on Martins Pereira and remedies the direct red, leaving Solskjaer’s team in ten. The numerical inferiority is immediately felt, because three minutes later Fassnacht touches the post diagonally. The draw arrives in the second half, and precisely in the 66th minute: Elia’s cross and Noumi Ngamaleu’s touch in the area, who puts the match back in balance. In the final, when the 1-1 seems inevitable, here is United’s harakiri: Lingard, who entered in the 72nd minute in place of Cristiano Ronaldo, misses the back pass and favors Siebatcheu, on the pitch from the start of the second half and quick to take advantage of the mistake by beating de Gea. It ends 2-1: Young Boys immediately climbs to the top of group F, while United collects a bad knockout.
Sevilla and Salzburg inaugurate Group G with a draw as daring as it is historic: for the first time, four penalties were awarded in the Champions League in regular time, and all in the first 40 minutes. At the Sanchez-Pizjuan, the challenge seems to be unblocked in the 13th minute: Diego Carlos spreads Adeyemi on the area line, who nevertheless sends to the side from the spot. Seven minutes later, however, Jesus Navas pushes the German back into the area: this time from eleven meters Sucic goes, who displaces Bono and signs the 1-0 in the 21st minute. Fifteen minutes later, even the third penalty arrives: Adeyemi is still winning it, who is fouled by the Andalusian goalkeeper, but this time Sucic hits the post. At 40 ‘, it’s up to the hosts to receive the maximum punishment, with Wöber knocking down En Nesyri: Rakitic is icy in beating Kohn, putting the challenge back in balance. In the second half, Bono is miraculous at the beginning of the second half on Sesko, then at 52 ‘En Nesyri simulates in the area and remedies the second yellow card, leaving Lopetegui’s men in ten. The home goalkeeper’s saves do the rest: it ends 1-1, with Sevilla and Salzburg rising to 1.
Ronaldo, another record: 177 Champions League appearances like Casillas