Cristiano Ronaldo made another victory returning to Old Trafford as Juventus beat his former club Manchester United 1-0 on Tuesday, 23 October, for a third straight victory in the Champions League.
It was different from the last time when he was at the stadium for Real Madrid in 2013 Ronaldo didn’t score but he was involved in the only goal, sending in a cross from the right wing that was eventually swept home by Paulo Dybala in the 17th minute.
Dangerous going forward and typically obdurate at the back, Juventus delivered a powerful performance that kept the team unbeaten this season and strengthened its status as one of the serious contenders for the Champions League a competition it hasn’t won since 1996.
With Ronaldo leading its attack, this might be its best chance in years to end the drought. Juventus has a maximum nine points in Group H after previous wins against Valencia and Young Boys, and is already five points ahead of second-place United.
Ronaldo was introduced as the “magnificent seven” when he came to Old Trafford with Madrid for a last-16 match in 2013. He was given a standing ovation by United fans that night and ended up scoring the winning goal to eliminate his former club from the Champions League.