Manchester United celebrate the late winner in Turin
Observe the late winner in Turin

Two late goals gave a memorable 2-1 comeback victory over Juventus in the group phase.

Former United forward scored his first goal for Juventus to place the hosts in front, hitting on a superbly-timed volley ago David de Gea (65) from inside the box following Leonardo Bonucci’s ball.

But Juan Mata equalised for United \until Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba remaining having a \nice dipping free-kick from 20 yards, with four minutes aided package the ball over the line through Alex Sandro for a personal goal in the 90th minute.

Juan Mata celebrates his free-kick equaliser with Nemanja Matic
Juan Mata sees his free-kick equaliser with Nemanja Matic

Player ratings

Juventus: Szczesny (6), De Sciglio (6 ) ), Chiellini (6 ) ), Sandro (7), Bonucci (6 ) ), Pjanic (6 ) ), Khedira (6), Dybala (6), Cuadrado (6 ) ), Bentancur (6 ) ), Ronaldo (7 ) )

Subs: Matuidi (5), Barzagli (NA), Mandzukic (NA)

: De Gea (6), Young (6 ) ), Smalling (7), Lindelof (7), Shaw (6), Matic (6), Herrera (6 ) ), Pogba (5), Lingard (5), Sanchez (6), Martial (6)

Subs: Rashford (6 ) ), Mata (7), Fellaini (7)

Man of the game: Victor Lindelof

The result implies United’s knockout qualification hopes are sitting two behind leaders Juventus, second in Group H with seven points and two over Valencia.

United looked for the first half an hour as neither side made a chance, however, the very first chance fell to Juventus as ’s cross in the right of this box deflected off Nemanja Matic, forcing De Gea into a save\.

He also hooked his effort from 12 yards against the exterior of the post together with De Gea stranded, although A minute later, Ronaldo’s fine fell to Sami Khedira.

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As Herrera and Lingard arrived to Mata and Fred united made two modifications by their triumph at Bournemouth. Lukaku wasn’t in the group due to injury.

Juventus made four changes by his weekend win over Cagliari; Khedira was straight back after injury and Cuadrado, Chiellini and Sandro also started, substituting Benatia, Cancelo, Costa and Matuidi.

Following the break, just wide struck with a curling effort from 20 metres, while in the other end Juventus hit the woodwork inside the box in distance.

He had been silent up to the stage, however, Ronaldo became centre of attention on 65 minutes, even collecting a Bonucci ball over his shoulder and volleying brilliantly past De Gea out of 12 metres\.

Ronaldo, who’d spent six years in , did not hold back in his parties, but did wave in regard to the United fans\.

Luke Shaw battles for the ball with Juan Cuadrado in the first half
Luke Shaw struggles for the ball with all in the initial half

Dybala nearly added a second, refused by the outstretched hand of De Gea, and Cuadrado fluffed his opportunity to roll up the game by 12 yards, blazing over after Ronaldo’s unselfish centre\.

However, out of nowhereUnited fought back for the 3 factors, equalising after Wojciech Szczesny had taken a measure to the opposite side as Mata hit a \fine free-kick on the wall\.

They even got their winner from Ashley Young’s wicked cross in the 90th minute , causing mayhem as Pogba’s touch came off Sandro and above the line.

By turning his ears prior to being ushered off the pitch to the Juventus ence, which upset some of the home players, jose Mourinho celebrated\.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the opener for Juventus
scored the opener for Juventus


  • After United’s win in Turin, paired together with Valencia’s victory at home to Young Boys on Matchday Four, Group H was blown open.
  • If United conquer Young Boys on MD5, and Valencia shed or perhaps draw at Juventus, United will probably be through to the knockout stages.
  • If United shed or draw against Young Boys and Valencia lose or draw, they will still just require a point in the Mestalla on MD6.
  • United can finish best of their group, sitting two points behind leaders Juventus. United hit the knockout stages as champions and will have a favourable seeded draw if United win their past two games and Juventus fall points in either of the last two matches\.


Jose Mourinho claims his ear-cupping gesture at Juventus Wasn’t offensive, stating he just wanted to see the way the Italian fans would react
Jose Mourinho insists his ear-cupping gesture in Juventus Wasn’t offensive, saying he just wanted to see the way the Italian fans would react

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Person of the game – Victor Lindelof

Together with Chris Smalling, Lindelof set into a fine dropping the ball and showing to keep Juventus in bay for the vast majority of the sport creating a team-high eight clearances only four times, significantly less than some of the starting XI.

What’s next?

United now go to competitions on Super Sunday, live on Sky Sports at 4.30pm, and now confront Young Boys in next up in the on November 27. Juventus host Valencia on precisely the\ night.