Cristiano Ronaldo was the great protagonist of the victory of Manchester United vs. Omonia Nicosia by Europa League group stage. And not because of some great goal to which we were accustomed, but because he missed a clear chance without a goalkeeper in Cyprus. His reaction is one of the saddest you’ll see.
It happened at 77′ of the second half, when the ‘Red Devils’ they won 2-1. The local team could not reject the ball in an attack by the English and everything was at the feet of Diogo Dalot, who had come to the opposite arch to look for the third of tranquility. However, nothing turned out as expected.
The Portuguese left the Omonia Nicosia goalkeeper without a chance and, instead of shooting, served the ball to Cristiano Ronaldo. The striker was unmarked and with the bow at his disposal (only one defender was standing in the middle of it all), but his shot ended up hitting the left post.
‘CR7′, Sure, I couldn’t believe it. He looked everywhere for his goal and it didn’t happen. Not even in an unbeatable situation. That is why he regretted what happened as he returned to his position. His sad gestures did not go unnoticed by TV cameras in Europa League. Hard present from the scorer.
And as if the above were not enough, Cristiano Ronaldo once again had a chance to score a goal with Manchester United. This time he passed at 90 ′ + 2 of the final part of the match. The ‘Portuguese’ made the individual under pressure from one of the Omonia Nicosia defenders and then applied the luxury to have the shot on goal.
After shaping up for his right leg, and when they thought he would finally get on the scoreboard, he missed his aim and his shot went to the side of goalkeeper Fabiano, who stretched for the photo in the Europa League.
“Well he doesn’t get one either. Just him, with the class he has… that he can’t outline and engage with the effect”, said ‘Bambino’ Pons, ESPN’s narrator behind the images. “Sometimes it is not the day. And today is not the day for Cristiano Ronaldo,” added the live commentator.
Anyway, Manchester United overturned Ominia Nicosia 3-1 with a brace from Marcus Rashford (one assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo) and another from Anthony Martial. With this, the visitors took three important points that put them in second place, behind Real Sociedad (9 points).