Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo sends message after Man Utd seal Champions League round-of-16 spot with win at Villarreal

Ali Shibil Roshan
Ronaldo has scored six times in five Champions League appearances this season
Ronaldo has scored six times in five Champions League appearances this season / Eric Alonso/GettyImages
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Cristiano Ronaldo was once again the hero for Manchester United as the Portuguese scored the crucial opener for the Red Devils in their 2-0 win over Villarreal that sealed their place in the Champions League round-of-16.

The Portuguese, who had scored in each of Man Utd's first four group stage games this season, continued the streak, finding the back of the net by lobbing the ball over the Villarreal goalkeeper after Fred won the ball near the Spanish side's box.

Jadon Sancho then scored his first goal for Man Utd with a thunderous strike that blasted in off the underside of the bar after a fine counter-attacking move.

Ronaldo took to Instagram to share a message after the win at Villarreal, writing: "Always great to play in Spain, amazing to win in Spain, satisfying to score in Spain, a country where I always felt special… Congrats to the lads for a great victory that puts us where we belong! We are Man. United and we will never stop fighting for this club! Let’s go, Devils!"

Meanwhile, the 36-year-old now has six goals in five appearances in the Champions League so far this season, and have been crucial for Man Utd in their passage to the knock-out round.


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