Cristiano Ronaldo’s opening goal could not save Manchester United from a 2-1 loss to Switzerland on Tuesday against a fast and strong Young Boys team. American striker Jordan Siebatcheu as a substitute hit in the fifth and last minute of the break as Young Boys beat United on Tuesday night’s football match.
Ronaldo’s goal was his first – and United’s – only two shots of the game to extend the 13th Champions League record in the 13th minute. It was made in Ronaldo’s way for a low shot with the outside of Bruno Fernandes’ right foot that was turned under goalkeeper David von Ballmoos.
After Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s red card foul in the 35th minute was reduced to 10 men, the Premier League co-leader struggled to create more chances to score against the failed Swiss champions. United was already under regular pressure before Wan-Bissaka made a quick challenge to Christopher Martins, deep in the young boys’ half.
The Young Boys equalized in the 66th minute when midfielder Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleau found a low cross in a crowded mouth with a shot to beat goalkeeper David de Gea in his near goal. Ronaldo has claimed a part of Champions League history by playing his first game in the competition since the 2009 final at Real Madrid. Watch football highlights to see how Young Boys managed to beat Manchester United.
The qualifying rounds in the Champions League had prepared the youngsters well to face a star-studded United team, who play only their fifth competitive game of the season. The Swiss team was fast and physical in the 13th game of the season, which started in mid-July, being the first of six qualifiers in the Champions League.
Also in Group F, on Tuesday, Villarreal hosted Atalanta in the latter’s kick-off. United host Villarreal on 29 September – a rematch of the previous season’s Europa League final, won by the Spanish club. Atalanta hosts the Young Boys on the same date.