It was one of those days, I and every one of us thought Manchester United had no chance to win this one. It was against one of the best clubs in the world and was against the team that had only one pursuit, to win the Champions League this time at any cost. They are much stronger this season after signing Ronaldo, a world-class player who can help them achieve their pursuit, and the only factor they missed in last 2 finals in past 4 years. And it was against a team that completely dominated in every department at Old Trafford, and proved why they were best in the world.
There was no way United would have won this one in the fortress of Turin. But United came back from 1-0 down to defeat Juventus at their home by 2-1, it is now the biggest news all over the Scorum and football world. It is the first time, Juventus lost a group stage match at home after 2009. More astonishingly, Juventus was the better team throughout the match but United managed another unconvincing win by scoring 2 goals out of 3 shots in the target. They are now master of it, playing ugly but still pulling the winners from nowhere.
From the first minute of the kickoff, Juventus started dominating in the match but couldn't create the clear-cut goal scoring opportunities. The first real chance came to Khedira of Juventus but he hit the post from the precise pass by Ronaldo. Juventus created other many chances but de Gea safeguarded it including one deflecting off Matic. To be honest, both team couldn't impress in the first half and United was looking for the stalemate here, with no attacking football in entire first half.
United was lucky once again in the second half as Juventus hit the post again in the 50th minute, this time by Dybala hit the crossbar from the long-range effort. But neither any luck or de Gea could save the Ronaldo's wonderful goal assisted by Leonardo Bonucci from the center of the field. Juventus could have 2 or 3 more goals after this but Pjanic and Cuadrado couldn't get it into the target.
Out of nowhere, the best moment for Manchester United came into the 86th minute. United got a free kick at the edge of the box after Matuidi fouled Paul Pogba. Mata coming off the bench stood up for the free kick and had only one thing to do. We all know he is good at this business and he proved it once again as he brilliantly pulled the equalizer from his left foot to the top left corner beating Szczesny.
Three minutes later, United got another free-kick and this time Young swung it in the box which deflected off Bonucci for the own goal. United thus got the winner in so-called Jose time by the fans and commentator again against all odds. This 90th minute winner is now for the third time in the past month, previously against Newcastle and Bournemouth. There was also some exchanges between Mourinho and Juventus' Players for his awkward celebration.
With this win, United now is second on the table, 2 point behind Juventus and near to the qualification. United will welcome Young Boys at Old Trafford and a win here will see them through to next round given Juventus defeats Valencia, or they have to wait for the last round. Valencia is now at third after defeating Young Boys.