Ronaldo scores on United’s return to secure Europa League progress

Cristiano Ronaldo scored in his first match for Manchester United since his refusal to come on as a substitute last week in Thursday’s 3-0 Europa League victory over Sheriff Tiraspol.

The victory, with goals from Diogo Dalot and Marcus Rashford in addition to Ronaldo’s goal, secured the Red Devils a spot in the next round, where they will join Barcelona, ​​who were knocked out of the Champions League in the 24-hour group stage. before.

United manager Erik ten Hag has left the Portugal forward out of United’s squad for Saturday’s draw with Chelsea and he has only been allowed to return to first-team training this week. “He created, the team created for him and we know he has the ability to finish. “He needed a goal and now I’m confident there will be more goals,” he added. Ronaldo, 37, started ahead with 18 – the Argentine striker One-year-old Alejandro Garnacho was making his debut as a starter. Right-back Dalot opened the scoring just before half-time before Rashford doubled the lead with 25 minutes remaining. Ronaldo scored his 701st career goal for the club and secured the three-pointer nine minutes from time. Arsenal, who are already in the round of 16, lost for the first time in the group stage when they lost 2-0 to PSV Eindhoven. Gunners coach Mikel Arteta later said that defender Pablo Mari, on loan to Italian club Monza, was receiving medical treatment after being stabbed in a Milan shopping center in an attack that killed one person and injured three others. “I just found out,” Arteta told reporters. He is in the hospital. He seems to be fine. I’ll get a briefing now on what happened.” Surprise early-season leaders Union Berlin kept their hopes of a place in the round of 16 of the European second division competition alive thanks to a 1-0 victory over In the Conference League, West Ham maintained their 100 percent record by beating Silkeborg 1-0 and Fiorentina secured their place in the round of 16 with a 2-1 victory over Istanbul Basaksehir.Aston Villa and Villarreal lost points for the first time in Europe this season. Despite having already qualified for the round of 16 as group winners, they drew 2-2 with Hapoel Beer-Sheva, with Sagiv Jehezkel leveling in the 79th minute. D, The trip from Cologne to Slovakia was postponed to 11:00 GMT on Friday after the game was originally delayed by half an hour due to heavy fog in the Czech Republic.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow us on Social Media
%d bloggers like this: