Last-gasp Manchester United somehow claim win against Juventus - football

Last-gasp Manchester United somehow claim win against Juventus



Manchester United earned a shock last-gasp 2-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
United produced a comeback almost as stunning as Cristiano Ronaldo’s volley to secure a late win that will live long in the memory.
A fortnight on from being wholly outclassed by the perennial Serie A champions at Old Trafford, the notable improvements made by Jose Mourinho’s side looked set to be undone by a moment of brilliance.
Ronaldo’s volley will be replayed again and again, but it counted for nothing as United dug deep to produce a famous late comeback, despite recording just three efforts on target.
Juan Mata’s sumptuous free-kick hushed the Juventus faithful and Alex Sandro’s late own goal secured a win in Turin that breathes new life into the visitors’ Champions League campaign. Mourinho certainly enjoyed the victory, going onto the pitch at full-time and cupping his ear to jeers from the crowd. A fitting end to a mad evening.
United could scarcely have wished of better preparation for Sunday’s derby clash at swashbuckling Manchester City as the headlines were snatched away from Ronaldo.
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Sami Khedira and Paulo Dybala hit the woodwork either side of half-time despite United’s improved display, which looked like it would be undone by their former hero meeting a Leonardo Bonucci clipped pass with an astonishing volley.
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