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‘Ronaldo and Sancho goal taste’ Manchester United advance to UCL round of 16… Chelsea also joined (combined)

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Manchester United beat Villarreal 2-0 Ronaldo UCL 140 goals, personal 799 goals

Chelsea beat Juventus 4-0… 4 wins, 1 loss, 12 points, jump to the top of the group

Cristiano Ronaldo clenched fists

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(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Jang Bo-in = Manchester United (hereinafter referred to as Manchester United), an English professional footballer, has reached the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League (UCL).

Manchester United won the second leg of the match between Villarreal (Spain) and UCL Group F Group F of the 2021-2022 season held at the Estadio de la Seramica in Villarreal, Spain on the 24th (Korean time) thanks to consecutive goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Jaden Sancho won -0.

Manchester United, who won both group stage matches against Villarreal, secured the top spot in the group with 6 matches remaining (10 points, 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss) and advanced to the round of 16.

Villarreal stayed in second place (7 points, 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses).

Both teams struggled from the beginning of the game, but the first half did not finish well.

Villarreal’s right footed shot hit the net in the 10th minute of the first half, and in the 27th minute, Manu Trigueros, who received a pass from Pino, rushed to the right of the penalty area, and the shot was blocked by Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea in the 27th minute.

Manchester United’s header shot by Ronaldo in the 30th minute of the first half went right in front of opposing goalkeeper Jeronimo Lully.

Manchester United players celebrate Sancho's goal
Manchester United players celebrate Sancho’s goal

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As the stifling 0-0 balance continued, United tried to reverse the mood by introducing Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford in the 21st minute of the second half.

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And in the 33rd minute of the second half, he finally scored the winning goal.

As Villarreal started building up from goalkeeper Lulli, Manchester United’s Fred intercepted the ball under strong pressure, which Ronaldo received and kicked it right-footed from the left side of the penalty arc.

Ronaldo, the all-time top scorer in this tournament, scored his 140th goal in his 181st UCL qualifying match that day. 141 goals in 185 matches including qualifying.

He scored 6 goals in all 5 matches in the group stage of this tournament.

Ronaldo, UCL 140 goal 'bang'
Ronaldo, UCL 140 goal ‘bang’

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According to ‘Opta’, a statistics company, Ronaldo is the first player to score in all of the first five matches of a single season UCL (including the European Cup) in a single season for an English club.

Manchester United also reported that Ronaldo scored his 799th goal on the day. Only one step left until 800 goals.

United scored the victory with a goal from Sancho in the 45th minute of the second half.

After receiving a pass leading to Rashford-Fernandes, Sancho hit the net with a right-footed shot from the right side of the penalty area, scoring his first goal since joining Manchester United.

Acting Manchester United manager Carrick greeting the players
Acting Manchester United manager Carrick greeting the players

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Meanwhile, on the 21st, Manchester United sacked manager Ole Gunnar Solskär and played under Michael Carrick as manager.

After winning the first match, acting coach Carrick said, “The past few days have been difficult for all of the team members. Today’s victory is for Solskär.”

In Group H, Chelsea (England) defeated Juventus (Italy) 4-0 and jumped to the top of the group (12 points, 4 wins and 1 loss) and qualified for the round of 16.

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Juventus, with 12 points, are in second place in the group.

Chelsea opened the game with Trevo Chalova’s UCL debut goal in the 25th minute, and Rhys James and Callum Hudson-Odoi added a goal each in the 10th and 13th minutes of the second half to win the match.

Timo Werner scored in extra time in the second half to complete the win by four goals.

Lewandowski cheers after scoring
Lewandowski cheers after scoring

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In Group E, Bayern Munich (Germany), who had already confirmed their place in the round of 16, defeated Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine) 2-1 to win five consecutive group matches (15 points).

Munich’s scorer Robert Lewandowski scored the first goal with an overhead kick in the 14th minute, scoring the ninth goal of the tournament.

FC Barcelona (Spain) in the same group drew 0-0 with Benfica (Portugal) in their first group match after taking over as manager Xavi Hernandez.

Barcelona, ​​who stayed in second place in the group with 7 points (2 wins, 1 draws and 2 losses), must confirm advancing to the next round in the last 6 games.

The teams currently in the round of 16 are Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool (England), Ajax (Netherlands), Munich and Juventus.

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