Cristiano Ronaldo Scores First Goal This Season As Man Utd Stroll
Portuguese superstar helps get Red Giant back on track in Europa League
Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo scored for the first time in the season as the Manchester United team romped past Sheriff 2-0 on Thursday. The Portuguese GOAT had gone seven games without scoring a goal. However, the star striker converted his first-half penalty against the Moldovan champions to help his side win the match. It was also the 37-year-old’s 699th club goal, one short of the 700 mark.
The Sheriff fans joining in with the ‘SIUUUU’ chant after Cristiano Ronaldo scored against them 🐐😂
— United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) September 15, 2022
Ronaldo had missed the United pre-season tour for family reasons. “We could expect this when you miss pre-season, so he has to work really hard and invest to get the right fitness. Then he will score more goals,” United boss Erik ten Hag said while talking about Ronaldo. Earlier, Jadon Sacho, put the United ahead, and it was a well-timed response as he was left out of the England squad.
Sancho strikes, Cristiano Ronaldo adds misery
Taking Christian Eriksen’s pass in his stride, Sancho switched direction inside the Sheriff area, and did a cool finish. Meanwhile, Ronaldo doubled United’s lead in the 39th minute, stroking in his spot-kick. This was after Diogo Dalot was brought down by Patrick Kpozo.
Cristiano Ronaldo feliz= Universo em paz pic.twitter.com/bwQSxZjMpC
— REAL MADRID MIL GRAU (@realmilgrauu) September 15, 2022
However, the United remains three points behind the group leaders Real Sociedad, who won 2-1 against Omonia Nicosia. Sociedad took the lead through Ander Guevara in the 30th minute. However, former Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth bagged the 80th-minute winner. This goal came after a Bruno equaliser in the 72nd minute.
In another match, Andrea Belotti scored his first Roma goal in their 3-0 win against 10-man HJK Helsinki at the Stadio Olimpic. In Group A, Bodo/Glimt beat FC Zurich 2-1 to take the top spot. Meanwhile, Arsenal’s game against PSV Eindhoven was postponed after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
However, Bundesliga leaders Union Berlin suffered a 1-0 defeat at Braga as Vitor Oliveira’s 77th-minute goal made the difference.