Cristiano Ronaldo, the Manchester United superstar, was the toast of the fans on Wednesday night after his late header secured a crucial comeback win over Atalanta at Old Trafford.
United couldn’t afford a slip-up against Atalanta after losing one of their first two group games.
But, after a dreadful first half in which they conceded two goals, United were on the verge of a crisis, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under increasing pressure.
United, on the other hand, stepped up in the second half, scoring three goals, including Cristiano Ronaldo’s 81st-minute winner, to secure all three points.
The third goal elicited deafening celebrations inside Old Trafford, as United fans screamed in delight as well as relief.
One fan was so ecstatic about the win that he leapt from the stands and ran the entire length of the pitch towards Ronaldo.
The Old Trafford stewards chased him down, but they couldn’t keep up with this Usain Bolt regen, who managed to grab the back of Ronaldo’s shirt before being hauled to the ground.
During the sprint, another steward slipped and nearly knocked out the Portuguese forward.
Ronaldo, who was initially unaware of his pursuer, looked back in surprise before smiling when he realized what was going on.
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