atalanta vs. Manchester United – Football Match Report – November 2, 2021

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Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice, including an equalizer in stoppage time, as Manchester United came from behind twice on Tuesday to earn a 2-2 draw at Atalanta in the Champions League.

Atalanta took a lead in the 12th minute when Duvan cut in Zapata from the left and fed Josip Ilicic whose low drive crept under the body of United goalkeeper David de Gea.

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United, forced to reorganize after defender Raphael Varane left injured, tied the score on the stroke of half-time with a beautifully scored goal – Ronaldo fired home after a fluid exchange of passes, including a heel from Bruno Fernandes.

Atalanta recovered their lead in the 56th minute when Zapata broke past Harry Maguire, bursting into the penalty area and beating De Gea. The linesman’s flag was raised for offside, but after a lengthy VAR review, the decision was reversed and the Italian side took the lead.

But Ronaldo pounded a loose ball on the edge of the penalty area in stoppage time and fired in a volley, earning a precious point for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

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