Manchester United surprised Juventus with two targets within the last 5 minutes to beat the Italian champions in Turin and provides themselves a very good likelihood of qualifying for the Champions League knockout levels.
Juan Mata curled in a free-kick with 5 minutes to go, earlier than Ashley Younger’s set-piece was bundled into his personal internet by Juventus defender Alex Sandro.
Cristiano Ronaldo had put the hosts forward with an impressive volley towards his former membership.
Ronaldo watched Leonardo Bonucci’s lengthy go over his shoulder earlier than lashing it previous United goalkeeper David De Gea for his first aim within the competitors since signing for the Serie A leaders.
Juventus had hit the body of the aim both facet of half-time, with Sami Khedira placing a submit and Paulo Dybala curling an effort on to the bar.
Jose Mourinho’s facet provided little attacking risk on the different finish, till substitute Mata beat goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny with a well-placed free-kick from the sting of the field within the 86th minute.
Three minutes later and one other United free-kick proved Juventus’ undoing, as Younger’s in-swinging supply was inadvertently turned in underneath stress by Sandro from shut vary.
The guests’ late double retains them second in Group H and two factors above Valencia, who beat Young Boys 3-1 within the early kick-off, with two video games nonetheless to play.
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United depart it late… once more
United have made a behavior of staging late recoveries this season, though supervisor Mourinho bemoaned his facet’s lack of ability to take action once they have been crushed by Juventus at Previous Trafford final month.
However, whereas comeback wins over Newcastle and Bournemouth within the Premier League provided aid somewhat than the possibility to rejoice, this victory was extra reminiscent in its nature of United’s Champions League conquer Bayern Munich in 1999.
Mourinho’s facet look a good distance from successful the competitors 20 years on, however his gamers’ response on the last whistle – and Mourinho’s cupped ear to the Juventus followers – confirmed how necessary taking three factors in Turin was to the Reds.
Juventus had gained three from three and have been but to concede a aim within the Champions League this season earlier than Mata’s strike, whereas United’s late winner inflicted solely the Serie A champions’ second loss at dwelling within the group levels in 36 video games.
United – with out Belgium ahead Romelu Lukaku, who can be a doubt for Sunday’s Manchester derby – opted for Alexis Sanchez to steer the road, however the Chilean had a much bigger affect on the guests’ defensive efficiency than he did their assault.
The identical could possibly be stated for Anthony Martial, who tracked Juventus right-back Mattia De Sciglio relentlessly as United defended resolutely earlier than Ronaldo’s opener.
However United, who had simply three pictures on the right track, proved scientific in assault when it mattered and can progress from the group in the event that they beat Younger Boys at dwelling later this month and Valencia fail to beat Juventus.
Showstopper Ronaldo upstaged in Turin
It was all the time going to occur, wasn’t it? Ronaldo scoring his first Champions League aim for Juventus towards former membership United.
The Portugal ahead, who joined the Italian outfit from Actual Madrid for £99.2m in the summertime, was with out a aim within the competitors since scoring towards Juve for his former facet in April.
However Ronaldo’s first in Europe for the Serie A leaders was value ready for, displaying very good approach to volley in Bonucci’s well-weighted lengthy go for the opener.
The five-time Champions League winner had struggled to make an influence on the tie earlier than his second of brilliance, although it was from his pull-back that Khedira struck a submit within the first half.
Dybala was unfortunate to not put the hosts forward moments after Khedira’s likelihood when he reduce inside and curled a dipping effort towards the crossbar, whereas De Gea had earlier produced an instinctive save after Juan Cuadrado’s cross was deflected goalwards by Nemanja Matic.
However when the aim got here, it was worthy of a participant who has gained the Ballon D’Or 5 occasions, and the 33-year-old celebrated in trademark vogue – lifting up his shirt to disclose his muscular physique.
Ronaldo thought he had stolen the present, however the Portuguese, and his Juventus team-mates, have been upstaged by United’s late twist.
Man of the match – Juan Mata (Manchester United)
What they stated – ‘It’s a large victory for us’
Manchester United supervisor Jose Mourinho on BT Sport: “Some extent or three would have modified little for Juventus, however three factors makes a giant distinction to us.
“It’s a large victory for us, not simply because we wanted the factors however as a result of it was away from dwelling towards a tremendous staff.
“They’re a implausible staff with a tremendous document at dwelling. We needed to come and never really feel inferior. They’ve extra potential than us. Everyone is aware of their ambitions.”
Manchester United goalscorer Juan Mata: “What a pleasant final 5 minutes. It’s a excellent night time for us to get three factors towards Juventus in Italy. It’s wonderful.
“They’ve implausible gamers and are a prime staff. We come again to Manchester with three factors and that’s soccer.”
The stats – United occasion prefer it’s 1999
- Juventus misplaced a Champions League group stage dwelling sport for the primary time since December 2009, when Bayern Munich beat them, ending a 19-game unbeaten run.
- United have gained extra away Champions League matches at Juventus than another facet have within the historical past of the competitors, with three.
- United have come again to win a Champions League sport with two targets within the last 5 minutes of a match for the primary time because the 1999 last towards Bayern Munich.
- Juan Mata scored his first Champions League aim since netting towards Wolfsburg in September 2015.
- Cristiano Ronaldo ended a drought of 20 pictures and 453 minutes with out a aim within the Champions League.
United make the brief journey to Etihad Stadium on Sunday to face rivals Manchester Metropolis, kick-off 16:30 GMT, whereas their subsequent Champions League outing is towards Younger Boys at Previous Trafford on 27 November.
Juventus face a giant sport of their very own on Sunday, visiting supervisor Allegri’s former membership AC Milan in Serie A in a 19:30 kick-off. They host Valencia subsequent in Europe.
- 2De SciglioSubstituted forBarzagliat 83'minutes
- 12Lobo SilvaBooked at 55minutes
- 16Ju CuadradoSubstituted forMandzukicat 90+2'minutes
- 6KhediraSubstituted forMatuidiat 61'minutes
- 10DybalaBooked at 75minutes
- 7Cristiano Ronaldo
- 20Cavaco Cancelo
- 1De Gea
- 21HerreraBooked at 75minutesSubstituted forMataat 79'minutes
- 31MaticBooked at 12minutes
- 14LingardSubstituted forRashfordat 70'minutes
- 7SánchezSubstituted forFellainiat 79'minutes
- 11MartialBooked at 90minutes
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Match ends, Juventus 1, Manchester United 2.
Second Half ends, Juventus 1, Manchester United 2.
Anthony Martial (Manchester United) is proven the yellow card.
Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Anthony Martial (Manchester United).
Nook, Manchester United. Conceded by Wojciech Szczesny.
Try saved. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is saved within the backside left nook. Assisted by Anthony Martial.
Hand ball by Ashley Younger (Manchester United).
Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Marcus Rashford (Manchester United).
Substitution, Juventus. Mario Mandzukic replaces Juan Cuadrado.
Try missed. Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is shut, however misses to the left. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.
Personal Purpose by Alex Sandro, Juventus. Juventus 1, Manchester United 2.
Foul by Andrea Barzagli (Juventus).
Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Try missed. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from outdoors the field misses to the correct. Assisted by Juan Cuadrado.
Purpose! Juventus 1, Manchester United 1. Juan Mata (Manchester United) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the highest left nook.
Foul by Blaise Matuidi (Juventus).
Paul Pogba (Manchester United) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Try missed. Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) header from the centre of the field misses to the correct. Assisted by Ashley Younger with a cross.
Substitution, Juventus. Andrea Barzagli replaces Mattia De Sciglio.
Miralem Pjanic (Juventus) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Anthony Martial (Manchester United).
Try missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is shut, however misses to the left. Assisted by Mattia De Sciglio with a cross.
Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by Nemanja Matic (Manchester United).
Try missed. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is shut, however misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Martial.
Substitution, Manchester United. Marouane Fellaini replaces Alexis Sánchez.
Substitution, Manchester United. Juan Mata replaces Ander Herrera.
Try missed. Miralem Pjanic (Juventus) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is shut, however misses the highest proper nook. Assisted by Rodrigo Bentancur.
Try blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is blocked.
Ander Herrera (Manchester United) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.
Paulo Dybala (Juventus) is proven the yellow card.
Paulo Dybala (Juventus) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by Ander Herrera (Manchester United).
Try missed. Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is just too excessive. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo following a quick break.
Try missed. Miralem Pjanic (Juventus) proper footed shot from the centre of the field misses to the correct. Assisted by Juan Cuadrado.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Marcus Rashford (Manchester United).
Substitution, Manchester United. Marcus Rashford replaces Jesse Lingard.