Champions: Cristiano Ronaldo complicates Villarreal’s pass to the second round | Champions League 2021

A goal from the Portuguese puts on track the triumph of a Manchester United already classified and that survived with a great De Gea to the superiority of Emery’s.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores United’s first goal at Villarreal.AP
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The Champions League is uphill for Villarreal who had the opportunity to leave his pass to the second round on track and now will have to gamble in Brgamo on the last day. With a script very similar to the one lived in Old Trafford, Manchester United survived in the game with the stops of David De Gea and decided with the nth goal of Ronaldo before the team of Emery, which returned to pay its ineffectiveness when taking advantage of its opportunities. The triumph of the red devils gives them the ticket for the qualifying rounds after the crisis that caused the dismissal of Solskjaer.

The first eleven of Carrick at United it was not a great revolution. The interim technician barely touched four pieces of the eleven of the disaster in Watford but it was striking that all were from midfield forward, as if the problem of the third most thrashed team in the Premier were not in defense.

A line in which, despite everything, David de Gea maintains the type. The goalkeeper, who kept his team in the game with his interventions in the match day two at Old Trafford, once again emerged as the strongest value in the English defense. If not for him, Villarreal would have gone to rest ahead on the scoreboard, the result of a first half in which it went from more to less but in which it had the best and practically only dangerous chances.

Emery, no strikers

And this despite the fact that Emery surprised by leaving without pure forwards. Without Gerard, with Alccer limping and a Day that has not just emerged, the Basque technician opted for a fickle attack in which they alternated Trigueros, Yeremy and Danjuma, causing Lindelof and Maguire did not have a clear reference in the marking. He also dropped from time to time Moi gmez, the one who was reading the best way to break United’s lines. His was the first shot taken by De Gea, who also put in a good hand to deflect a shot from Trigueros.

Villarreal planned a slow game, circulating the ball and trying to get the English out of their den and then break with the speed of Danjuma and Yeremy, who also had his own in a shot that crashed into the side of the net.

Without Bruno fernandes, one of the victims of Carrick’s new ideas, United found it difficult to have a leading role in the game and it took about half an hour for him to begin to appear timidly in the Castell√≥n area. With Rashford also outside the eleven, the new coach started Ronaldo on the left wing to leave the lead to Martial. A plan that he had to scrap when he found out Foyth It was too tough a bone to crack for this Christian. The Portuguese ended up throwing himself towards the center, where he signed the only shot on goal for his team in the first half, a header too focused to give problems to Rulli.

United gave the feeling of not seeing with bad eyes a tie that left them the pass at the expense of the game against the Young Boys at Old Trafford. Villarreal did not want to take excessive risks either, although it was the one that continued to insist on looking for the opposite goalkeeper, where De Gea was insurmountable. The goalkeeper returned to save his team with a great hand to clear a shot from Trigueros. Danjuma also tried with a shot that went up with everything in his favor.

Bruno Fernandes, decisive

Carrick’s intervention in the middle of the second half, however, changed the game’s script. Bruno Fernandes showed in just five minutes that doing without him is a luxury that Manchester United cannot afford. The Portuguese captured the ball from the moment he jumped onto the grass and caused the balance of forces to change in the clash. The first great occasion of yours was born in a pass of yours that broke the yellow defensive line to reach the feet of Sancho, whose shot Rulli saved with a providential foot.

The goalkeeper was not so fine in the play that seriously complicates the survival of Villarreal in this Champions League. With United pressing the departure of the Castell√≥n, the Argentine risked playing short for a Capoue pressed that he couldn’t control. The ball fell to Ronaldo, who defined with a subtle Vaseline adjusted to the post.

The goal totally decomposed Emery’s, whose changes did not have the desired effect, and United ended up sentencing by taking advantage of the gaps that Villarreal left behind. Rulli avoided the second on a shot from Rashford, but could do little in another counterattack culminated by Sancho with a shot to the square.

Reference from elmundo