Phew! What a game of football that was at Old Trafford and though you can feel it for poor Villareal, a Ronaldo last minute winner deserves all the celebrations and congratulations that come along because that does not happen everyday in the Champions League.
With few second left to the referee’s final whistle that would mean United secure a 1-1 draw, there was only one man who many waited to step and prove countable when most needed.
A 5-time ballon d’Or winner is meant to shine in such moments and Ronaldo made no mistake.
Much has been said about the goal but there is one thing people may have missed and that was Lingard’s contribution.
The England internation had come on as a substitute replacing Greenwood and it was his presence inside the box that created the goal from Cristiano.
Fred sent in a cross which was headed down by Ronaldo before being controlled by Lingard who was quick to lay it down back to CR7 who smashed it home.
Lingard got tackled in the action but on his way down he still managed to duck giving way for Ronaldo’s effort to make its way into the net. What a team player!!!