With practically his first touch of the match, the Portuguese forward struck a brilliant ball from international teammate Bruno Fernandes to open his account in this season’s competition, 12 years and 132 days after his last combined goal in the Champions League. Home with a strike.
Ronaldo now has 135 goals in the competition, 15 ahead of Lionel Messi in second.
It was already an eventful evening for Ronaldo in the Swiss capital Bern, when a security guard was shot near the stands during the pre-match warm-up.
Ronaldo quickly climbed onto the advertising boards and went to check on the guard, who was being looked after by other stadium personnel.
On the pitch, things got a little more complicated for United later in the first half when defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka was shown a straight red card for a clumsy lunge on Christopher Martins.
The Young Boys started the second half on the front foot and their extra man advantage soon began to show, as United were forced to defend wave after wave of attacks from yellow and black shirts.
The home side got the equalizer it deserved, as Nicolas Ngamale crossed a Sylvan Hefty in 20 minutes in the second half.
However, despite dominating for the rest of the match, it took the young boys until the final kick to find a winner in front of a raucous home crowd.
Jesse Lingard’s sloppy back pass in the dying seconds allowed Theosan Jordan Sibacheau to go past United’s defense and slip the ball calmly in front of David de Gea.
Crowds gathered inside Wankdorf Stadium and the celebration of the historic victory would continue into the night.
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