Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Penalty madness in Seville
YB Bern shocks Ronaldo at the last second
Cristiano Ronaldo also scores in his first Champions League game for Manchester United since 2009. But then an early red card causes Young Boys Bern to attack – and the very late shock. Four penalties will be whistled in one half in Seville, two of which are awarded by RB Salzburg.
Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo also scored in the second game after his spectacular return to Manchester United, but did not prevent a surprising defeat against Young Boys Bern. The Portuguese scored the first goal of the new Champions League season (13th) in a 1: 2 (1: 0) against the Swiss champions trained by David Wagner. Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu (66th) and Jordan Siebatcheu (90th + 5) turned the game around.
Twelve years and 110 days after his last Champions League appearance for United, Ronaldo got off to a tailor-made start in Wankdorf when he used a dream pass from his compatriot Bruno Fernandes to take the lead from close range. After the red card against Manchester’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka (35th), the game tipped over. Particularly bitter: Jesse Lingard, who was substituted on for Ronaldo, initiated the goal to make it 1: 2 seconds before the final whistle with a blatant bad pass.
Ronaldo’s record game
Little consolation for Ronaldo: With his 177th appearance in the premier class, the 36-year-old set the record for Iker Casillas. With 135 goals now, Ronaldo, who left the field in the 72nd minute, also expanded his position as the competition’s record goal scorer ahead of Lionel Messi (120). Returning Ronaldo had already scored twice in the Premier League duel against Newcastle United (4-1) at the weekend.
Young national player Karim Adeyemi experienced a curious game with RB Salzburg in the 1-1 (1-1) win against FC Sevilla. The 19-year-old took three penalties for the guests before the break – but he himself forgave (13th) as well as Luka Sucic (37th). Sucic converted at least the second penalty (21st). Never before had a player been awarded three penalties in a Champions League half.
Ex-Schalke Ivan Rakitic (42nd) equalized before the break – also with a penalty. Four penalties in the first half set another record. Seville’s Youssef En-Nesyri saw yellow-red after the break (50th).