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Updated on: Wednesday, November 03, 2021, 10:19 AM IST

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Cristiano Ronaldo rescues Manchester United yet again; Bayern Munich, Juventus reach last 16 as Barcelona claim crucial win

Portuguese Superstar Ronaldo strikes late in both halves give Man United 2-2 draw with Atalanta
Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring against Atalanta during their UEFA Champions League group F encounter | Photo: AFP

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring against Atalanta during their UEFA Champions League group F encounter | Photo: AFP

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Cristiano Ronaldo rescued Manchester United in the Champions League yet again as his injury-time equaliser dragged them to a 2-2 draw at Atalanta.

Two moments of magic from the 36-year-old, whose goals alone have now earned United five of their seven Champions League points, earned them a point they barely deserved to remain top of Group F, and able to qualify for the last 16 with victory over Villarreal in their next match.

Robert Lewandowski missed a penalty but still got a hat trick.

The Poland star dominated on his 100th Champions League appearance to lead Bayern Munich into the last-16 after a 5-2 rout of Benfica.

Juventus also booked its place in the knockout rounds with a 4-2 win over Zenit St. Petersburg.

They're the first teams to progress this year with two games to spare from the group stage of Europe's premier soccer competition.

Barcelona had goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen to thank for securing a nervy 1-0 win at Dynamo Kiev. The 19-year-old Ansu Fati's 70th-minute goal means the struggling Spanish giant can secure its progress with a win at home over Benfica in its next game.

Hakim Ziyech's goal was enough for defending champion Chelsea to win 1-0 at last-place Malmo.

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Published on: Wednesday, November 03, 2021, 10:20 AM IST
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