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Young Boys 2-1 Manchester United: Cristiano Ronaldo scores, but the Red Devils suffer a shock defeat

Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off for the first time in three years

Manchester United conceded a dramatic added-time goal when they lost to Young Boys, despite Cristiano Ronaldo scoring for the Red Devils on his return to the Champions League.

Ronaldo, who became the all-time Champions League player in his 177th appearance in the competition, shot United the lead after an exquisite pass from fellow Portuguese Bruno Fernandes.

United played with 10 men for almost an hour after Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s dangerous fight against Christopher Martins earned the defender a red card.

After Cameroon winger Moumi Ngamaleu equalized, it looked like they were going to score a point in an entertaining game.

But a mistake by substitute Jesse Lingard in the 95th minute – who replaced Ronaldo with 18 minutes remaining – allowed Jordan Siebatcheu to score the winning goal for the team that had to pass the group stage qualification.

The home fans celebrated wildly, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had to think about a performance in which United only fired two shots, the fewest Opta in one of its 138 Champions League games since 2003/04.

After United failed to qualify for the knockout round last season, United will host Villarreal in their next Group F game on September 29 in a repeat of last year’s Europa League final.

Red cards and late mistakes cost United

After United spent £ 120m on three major signings in the summer, it was hoped they would have had more than one bad luck against the Swiss champions.

But Wan-Bissaka’s dismissal – and Lingard’s later mistakes – made them contemplate a seventh loss in eleven Champions League games under Solskjaer.

Until Wan-Bissaka’s first red card since 2018, United had reasonable control and led after a beautiful goal in Portugal.

After scoring for two goals on his second debut United against Newcastle Last Saturday, Ronaldo has scored three goals in two appearances since joining from Juventus.

More importantly, the all-time Champions League top scorer now scores 135 goals in the competition.

Young Boys keeper David von Ballmoos will feel like he should have stayed out but Fernandes’ pass with the outside of his right foot was just divine.

Jordan Siebatcheu scores the winning goal for Young Boys against Manchester UnitedWith 94 minutes and 22 seconds, Jordan Siebatcheu’s finish was the last winning goal in a Champions League game since Lucas Moura’s goal for Spurs against Ajax in May 2019 (95:01).

Wan-Bissaka’s red card prompted Solskjaer to reshuffle his team, replacing expensive summer recruit Jadon Sancho with Diogo Dalot.

After Solskjaer had defended the lead until half-time, Solskjaer then replaced Donny van de Beek, who made his first start of the season, with Raphael Varane and switched to five behind to strengthen the defense.

It didn’t work as the home side, full of energy and spurred on by a noisy crowd, finally made their pressure clear.

After Ngamaleu equalized, De Gea was forced to knock Sandro Lauper’s 30-yard attempt over the bar before Lingard’s attempted pass-back clearly missed and Siebatcheu gave the Young Boys a famous win.

Player of the game

KangaWilfried Kanga

Young boys

  1. Cadre number9PlayernameKanga

  2. Cadre number17thPlayernameSiebatcheu

  3. Cadre number5PlayernameZesiger

  4. Cadre number10PlayernameSuleiman

  5. Cadre number13thPlayernameMoumi Ngamaleu

  6. Cadre numberfifteenPlayernameElias

  7. Cadre number20thPlayernameAebischer

  8. Cadre number16PlayernameBarrel night

  9. Cadre number32PlayernameRieder

  10. Cadre number8thPlayernameSierra

  11. Cadre number35PlayernameMartins Pereira

  12. Cadre number21PlayernameGarcia

  13. Cadre number30thPlayernameLauper

  14. Cadre number36PlayernameBracket

  15. Cadre number4thPlayernameCamara

  16. Cadre number26thPlayernamefrom Ballmoos


Young boys

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26thfrom Ballmoos


35Martins Pereira8thSierra

16Barrel night20thAebischer13thMoumi Ngamaleu


  • 26thfrom Ballmoos
  • 36BracketReplaced bySuleimanat 83 ‘protocol
  • 4thCamara
  • 30thLauperReplaced byZesigerat 90 + 2 ‘protocol
  • 21Garcia
  • 35Martins PereiraBooked at 50 minutesReplaced byRiederat 82 ‘protocol
  • 8thSierraReplaced bySiebatcheuat 45 ‘protocol
  • 16Barrel nightBooked at 45 minutes
  • 20thAebischer
  • 13thMoumi Ngamaleu
  • fifteenEliasReplaced byKangaat 90 + 2 ‘protocol


  • 5Zesiger
  • 7thMinstrel
  • 9Kanga
  • 10Suleiman
  • 11Jankewitz
  • 14thBurgy
  • 17thSiebatcheu
  • 19thMambimbi
  • 24Apple trees
  • 32Rieder
  • 61Tie
  • 91Faivre

Man utd

formation 4-2-3-1

1de Gea


34van de Beek17thFred

25thSancho18thBruno Fernandes6thPogba

7thCristiano Ronaldo

  • 1de Gea
  • 29Wan-BissakaBooked at 35 minutes
  • 2Lindelöf
  • 5Maguire
  • 23Shaw
  • 34van de BeekReplaced byEarlyat 45 ‘protocolBooked at 64 minutes
  • 17thFredReplaced byMartial artsat 89 ‘protocol
  • 25thSanchoReplaced byDalotat 37 ‘protocol
  • 18thBruno FernandesReplaced byMaticat 72 ‘protocol
  • 6thPogba
  • 7thCristiano RonaldoReplaced byLingardat 72 ‘protocol


  • 3Bailly
  • 8theye
  • 9Martial arts
  • 11Grünwald
  • 14thLingard
  • 19thEarly
  • 20thDalot
  • 22ndWarm up
  • 31Matic
  • 36Elanga
  • 51Kovar

Referee: François Letexier

Participation: 31,120

Live text

  1. End of game, Young Boys 2, Manchester United 1.

  2. Second half ends, Young Boys 2, Manchester United 1.

  3. Target! Young Boys 2, Manchester United 1. Jordan Siebatcheu (Young Boys) right footed shot from the center of the box, to the bottom left corner.

  4. Foul by Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu (Young Boys).

  5. Nemanja Matic (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Substitution, young boys. Cédric Zesiger replaces Sandro Lauper.

  7. Substitution, young boys. Wilfried Kanga replaces Meschak Elia.

  8. Substitution, Manchester United. Anthony Martial replaces Fred.

  9. Corner, boy boys. Admitted by David de Gea.

  10. Attempt saved. Sandro Lauper (Young Boys) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  11. Attempt failed. Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu (Young Boys) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Supported by Jordan Siebatcheu.

  12. Corner, boy boys. Granted by Luke Shaw.

  13. Substitution, young boys. Miralem Sulejmani replaces Silvan Hefti.

  14. Substitution, young boys. Fabian Rieder replaces Christopher Martins Pereira.

  15. Foul by Christopher Martins Pereira (Young Boys).

  16. Nemanja Matic (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Foul by Michel Aebischer (Young Boys).

  18. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Corner, boy boys. Admitted by Raphaël Varane.

  20. Corner, boy boys. Admitted by Diogo Dalot.

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