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Ronaldo’s first Champions League goal for Manchester United since 2009

ByRoborto Sykes

Sep 15, 2021

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Manchester United in the Champions League.

What is old is new.

Ronaldo scored his 135th UCL goal early in Tuesday’s match between the Red Devils and Young Boys in Switzerland, 11.5 years away from his last (part of a 2-goal, 1-assist semi-final second leg against Arsenal).

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The Portuguese star’s 13th-minute goal came in his record-tying 177th game in the competition, and it came from a stunning pass from club and compatriot Bruno Fernasndes.

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So yeah, the first goal of the Champions League season comes from the player who has done more than anyone else, and that’s pretty remarkable.

Ronaldo’s goal was slightly better than in the warm-up when the megastar fired a shot into the head of a flight attendant.

Thanks to the Manchester United forward, who jumped over the barrier behind the goal to ensure the steward wasn’t seriously injured from what we all know, can be a pretty powerful shot.

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