Entornointeligente.com / BERN, Switzerland (AP):
Cristiano Ronaldo had done his work when he was substituted in the 72nd minute of another tough Champions League evening for Manchester United in Switzerland yesterday.
Ronaldo had scored an early goal – a record-extending 135th in the competition – then forced the Young Boys’ goalkeeper to save a stinging shot and almost earned a penalty after breaking clear when the score was still 1-0 early in the second half.
It was 1-1 when he was replaced by Jesse Lingard as United – playing defensively after a red card in the 35th minute for defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka – withstood increasing pressure from the unheralded Swiss champion roared on by most of a noisy 31,120 crowd.
But there was a late twist as Lingard’s misplaced back pass deep into stoppage time teed up a current United States forward – who was sent on by the former U.S. international who coaches Young Boys – to settle the game with almost the last kick.
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