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Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi: the incredibles


Great architects of the victories obtained against Leipzig (3-2) and Atalanta (3-2), Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, 34 and 36 years old, continue to leave their mark on the most prestigious of European competitions.


Led 0-2 by Atalanta Bergamo, Manchester United turned things around in the second half to return to the score thanks to goals from Rashford and Maguire against Atalanta Bergamo.

And in the money time, the proteges of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pushed to crack the Italian lock.

81st minute, the moment to enter into action for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Upon receiving a cross from Luke Shaw, the Portuguese flaunted his exceptional relaxation to place the ball in the net.

In total symbiosis with a whole people, Cristiano and Old Trafford celebrate in unison, the new victorious goal of the five-fold Golden Ball.

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Tuesday, Lionel Messi had amazed the public at the Parc des Princes, with a decisive double sound against Leipzig.

At 36 and 34, the two behemoths do not intend to let go of the reins of European football.

"Cristiano Ronaldo saves Solskjaer again"

In the eye of the storm lately, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can thank his star striker as evidenced by the




Cristiano Ronaldo saves Solskjaer again

". After conceding a controversial defeat to Leicester (4-2), the Norwegian manager sparked an important debate across the Channel. This Wednesday, the former club player was able to count on Cristiano Ronaldo. Picked cold by a realistic Italian team, Manchester United have long chased after the score. Until the 75th minute and the equalizer of Harry Maguire. But with a draw not doing the club's business, the whole stadium pushed for the win. Cristiano Ronaldo, who stumbled over Musso in the 63rd, will once again find the opening. At 10 minutes from time, the Portuguese perfectly takes a cross from Luke Shaw and finally deceives the vigilance of the Italian goalkeeper. Ronaldo, the top scorer in the history of the Champions League with 138 goals in 183 matches.

Used to wearing this superhero cape, the Portuguese had already given the winning goal against Villarreal in the previous match in added time. Achievements that are worth their weight in gold, since the native of Funchal won 4 points for his team. Without his goals, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men would occupy the last position of the group. A performance that inevitably delighted the Mancunian coach.

“If anyone wants to criticize him for his pace of work or his attitude, just watch this game, watch how he runs, he's great in front of goal.

I was really happy with the way he carried out the attack.

We asked him to support more.

We were at home and we wanted to have the crowd behind us.

He did everything a center forward should do, leading the attack and defending.

The goal is just what it does better than most. ”

For his 300th appearance in the shirt of Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo has entered a little more into the legend of the Champions League.

Top scorer, best passer, record holder for the number of matches played and the number of achievements recorded in an edition, the Champions League is a specialty of the Portuguese.

With 3 goals scored in 3 games, Cristiano Ronaldo aspires to exceed the 6 goals mark in a campaign, a stage he has not reached since 2017-2018 and his fifth coronation in the competition.

Lionel Messi, decisive artist of the Park

His best enemy, Lionel Messi has once again splashed his talent, European games. In a badly embarked game against Leipzig, the Parisians are led 1-2 and do not seem to find a loophole in the German defense. Author of a splendid goal against Manchester City, at the end of a well-conducted collective action, Lionel Messi will guide his family to a new success. In the 67th, like a fox of the surfaces, the Argentinian follows well and puts the teams back to equality. A few minutes later, he raised the crowd, scoring a beautiful Panenka on a penalty kick given by Kylian Mbappé.

“It's normal, it's respect for leaving the ball to Messi from the penalty spot.

He's the best player in the world, he's coming to our team, it's a privilege to play with us.

There is a penalty, he shoots it.


he declared at the microphone of

Canal +


A precious double that allows PSG to keep the head of the group.

Scorer 3 times in this edition like his Portuguese friend, the second top scorer and passer in the history of the Champions League is on the way to exceeding the 5 goals scored in a campaign since 2019. The four-time winner of the Champions League desperately running behind a fifth coronation in the competition since 2015.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2021-10-21

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