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Ronaldo’s late strike earns Manchester United a point against Atalanta

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace to help Manchester United come from a goal down twice to earn a point away to Atalanta. 

Atalanta broke the deadlock in the 12th minute, after a brilliant interplay from the Italians, and Josip Ilicic’s shot was too much for David De Gea to handle and the ball went into the net. 

Just before the break, Portuguese connection handed Manchester United the equaliser, after Bruno Fernándes dropped a lovely backheel pass for Cristiano Ronaldo, and the five-time Ballon d’Or winner blasted the ball into the net.

Duvan Zapata gave the home side the lead again in the 56th minute after beating Harry Maguire to a chip pass from Jose Luis Palomino, to make it 2-1 for Atalanta.

Ronaldo levels for Manchester United again, and this time in the 91st minute, hitting a half volley from a Mason Greenwood pass.

Atalanta missed the chance to go top of the group, as they sit third with five points, while Manchester United remain top of the group with seven points, same with Villarreal. 

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