The world’s legendary footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal finally scored the first goal of this season. He scored against Moldova’s club Sheriff Tiraspol while playing for England club Manchester United in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday (15 September).
In the 2022-23 season, Ronaldo was unable to score a single goal in seven matches. He put the ball into the goalpost for the first time.
Ronaldo has entered the Europa League for the second time in his 20-year career. He had previously played for Portuguese club Sporting Club in 2002, but was unable to score then. For the first time in the Europa League.
He is the highest goalscorer in the biggest tournament UEFA Champions League. This is the 699th goal of Ronaldo’s club career. The Sheriff became the 124th club against which Ronaldo has scored.
Ronaldo could not play in the Champions League:
Ronaldo has 141 goals in the Champions League, but Manchester United’s team could not qualify for the Champions League this time. Ronaldo also wanted to leave the club for this reason, but this was not possible and he had to leave to play in the second level tournament Europa League. Ronaldo is also known as ‘Mr. Champions League’.
Sancho scored the first goal for United
Manchester United did a great job in their second match of Group E. Jadon Sancho scored the first goal for the team in the 17th minute. After this, United got a penalty just before halftime. Ronaldo made no mistake in the 39th minute and slammed the sheriff’s goalkeeper into the goalpost.
United move to second place in the group with three points from two matches. He was defeated in the last match by Spanish club Real Sociedad. United will next face Cypriot club Omonia SFC in the tournament.
Roma beat HJK:
Italian club Roma defeated Finnish club HJK 3-0. In this match for Roma, star striker Paulo Dybala scored the first goal in the 47th minute. He was followed by Lorenzo Pellegrini scoring the second goal for the team in the 49th minute. Adren Belotti scored in the 68th minute to give Roma a 3-0 lead in the match.
Under the coaching of famous manager Jose Mourinho, Roma’s team won the UEFA Conference League last season. After that he got a chance to play in the Europa League. In the first match of this tournament, Roma had to face defeat against Bulgarian club Ludogorets. He has three points in two matches. Roma are currently in third place in the points table.