- The Portuguese star gave victory to his Manchester United with the second treble of his career with the Old Trafford team
|Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his second goal|
Cristiano Ronaldo recovered his best version this Saturday to give his Manchester United a key victory in their fight to reach a place in the next Champions League with a hat trick. It was against Tottenham, a 3-2 that had its great protagonist in CR7 and that also took place only 3 days before the second leg of the Champions League itself this Tuesday against Atlético at Old Trafford (1-1 in the Going). With this hat-trick, the Portuguese became the top scorer in official match history: he has 807, surpassing Josef Bican’s 805.
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El relato de uno de los mayores animales competitivos de la historia del deporte. El hombre que hizo de la edad, 37, solo un número 🌟 ¡BESTIAL! ✨#PremierLeagueDAZN ⚽ 🏴 pic.twitter.com/R92EzqZpDt
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The ‘red devils’ played without Bruno Fernandes due to illness and with David de Gea after a false positive for Covid. CR7’s first goal was spectacular, from outside the area, with power and good placement. The Portuguese star converted a cross from Fred to put United ahead in the 12th minute.
With Tom Brady in the stands, it was Harry Kane who leveled the score. The captain of the English team did it by converting a penalty at the hands of Alex Telles. It was 35′. Earlier the referee, Jonathan Moss, had disallowed a goal against Ben Davies (after a great pass from Son Heung-min) for offside.
But it had to be that way, Cristiano Ronaldo appeared again, this time to score United’s winning goal. The ‘target’ with which he completed his ‘hat trick’ came from a header, coming out of a corner. It was the second treble of his career as a player for the Old Trafford team. The previous one, on January 12, 2008, against Newcastle.
The difference that there was in this classic was CR7. Antonio Conte’s team didn’t have a bad game, but they didn’t have Cristiano Ronaldo and his aim. Manchester United is 4th, with 50 points, 2 more than Arsenal, 5th (with 4 fewer games and this Sunday hosts Leicester). West Ham, who also await Steven Gerrard and Philippe Coutinho’s Aston Villa this Sunday, are in 6th place, with 45 points and one less game. And in 7th position, Tottenham, 5 behind United and the Champions League. with 2 games less.