Jose Mourinho’s side earn memorable win

Two late goals gave Manchester United a memorable 2-1 comeback victory over Juventus in the Champions League group stage.

Former United forward Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first Champions League goal for Juventus to put the hosts in front, hitting a superbly-timed volley past David de Gea (65) from inside the box following Leonardo Bonucci’s ball.

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But Juan Mata equalised for United with four minutes remaining with a fine dipping free-kick from 20 yards, before former Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba helped bundle the ball over the line via Alex Sandro for an own goal in the 90th minute.

The result means United’s knockout qualification hopes are in their own hands, sitting second in Group H with seven points, two behind leaders Juventus and two above Valencia.

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United looked solid for the first half an hour as neither side created a clear-cut chance, but the first opportunity fell to Juventus as Juan Cuadrado’s cross from the right of the box deflected off Nemanja Matic, forcing De Gea into a sharp save.

A minute later, Ronaldo’s fine cut back from the right fell to Sami Khedira, but he hooked his right-footed effort from 12 yards against the outside of the post with De Gea stranded.

Updated: November 7, 2018 — 11:01 pm

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