LIVE: Atalanta vs Manchester United

A Manchester United team that are shrouded in pressure travel to Italy to face Atalanta in the Champions League group stage. It was late drama in the return fixture a fortnight ago, as a late Cristiano Ronaldo winner cancelled out first half goals from Atalanta’s Mario Pasalic and Merih Demiral, which had them leading 2-0 at the interval. Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer will be hoping the pressure may have been lifted slightly on his job, after a redeeming 3-0 victory over Spurs at the weekend.

  • Around the grounds

    Final scores tonight in the Champions League:

    Malmo 0-1 Chelsea

    Wolfsburg 2-1 RB Salzburg

    Atalanta 2-2 Man United

    Dynamo Kyiv 0-1 Barcelona

    Bayern Munich 5-2 Benfica

    Juventus 4-2 Zenit

    Sevilla 1-2 Lille

    Villareal 2-0 Young Boys

  • Time to clutch up

     

  • FULL TIME: Atalanta 2-2 Man United

    And the curtain has been drawn on a thrilling night in Bergamo. Atalanta were excellent, capitalising on any Man United mistake and they thought Duvan Zapata’s second half goal was enough to see them over the line. However, you could almost say it was inevitable for Cristiano Ronaldo to save the day, as his sumptuous volley secured a point for the visitors. It wasn’t made easy for Man United, with a lot of sloppiness in possession and general disarray across the pitch, but with that, Ole will surely take that point and run with in, as they go into their final two group games.

  • Atalanta 2-2 Man United

    90+3: They nearly grab the winner! It was nearly a moment in the spotlight for Donny van de Beek, as he gets the ball in the six yard box, but his shot at the near post is palmed away well by Musso.

  • GOAL: Atalanta 2-2 Man United

    GOAL: Cristiano Ronaldo- 2-2

    90+1: To the rescue again! It was always going to be him, wasn’t it? Everyone back for Atalanta, as Ronaldo cuts in from the left hand side. Zapata tries to slide in, but he rides the challenge. Ronaldo catches it brilliantly on the volley and it is a postage stamp finish in the bottom left corner, leaving Musso with no chance to stop it. A swift VAR check shows no issue, 2-2.

  • Atalanta 2-1 Man United

    87: Another double switch for Man United, Fernandes and McTominay make way for Sancho and van de Beek.

  • Atalanta 2-1 Man United

    85: Chance again for Zapata, who has easily been the best player on the pitch tonight. He’s outside the box and he flashes the ball at De Gea, who gets down a tad late and nearly gets caught out by the Colombian’s strike.

  • Atalanta 2-1 Man United

    83: Unlikely subs in the world of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, as Donny van de Beek and Jadon Sancho are warming up to come on. Looks like it’ll be the last throw of the dice for the United gaffer.

  • Atalanta 2-1 Man United

    81: Another counter for the hosts, as Muriel and Zapata find themselves in a 2v2 situation. A nice one-two between the pair sees Muriel on the edge of the box, but his shot doesn’t harm De Gea.

  • Atalanta 2-1 Man United

    79: Another poor loss of possession from Man United, with Cavani the offender this time. Maehle picks up the ball and sends in a teasing travela towards Zapata, but once again, Bailly comes to the rescue and sends it for a corner.

    Chance! From the resulting corner, Zapata nearly knocks in his second of the match, but his header just glides over the bar.

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