Man Utd concede last-minute Champions League winner to Young Boys after Lingard error

  • Kobe Tong

Young Boys have just secured a dramatic Champions League win over Manchester United.

The Premier League side were shocked in Switzerland despite taking the lead after just 13 minutes with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring from Bruno Fernandes’ sumptuous assist.

However, proceedings seemed to go downhill from there with United entering the half-time break with only ten men after Aaron Wan-Bissaka was given his marching orders for a nasty tackle.

Young Boys 2-1 Man Utd

From that point onwards, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemed to open up the Red Devils to an onslaught of attacks at the Wankdorf Stadium by inviting pressure with a negative switch in tactics.

And that allowed the European minnows to battle their way back into the game, drawing level courtesy of Moumi Ngamaleu’s close-range finish on 66 minutes.

Young Boys vs Man Utd Champions League Highlights (Football Terrace)

David de Gea looked to have saved United’s blushes by making a fantastic stop late in the game, but the Swiss side eventually pounced in stoppage time courtesy of Theoson Siebatcheu’s strike.

And just to make matters even more painful, Young Boys’ winner came under gut-wrenching circumstances with Jesse Lingard opting to play a back-pass that was damningly under-hit.

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Young Boys’ later winner vs Man Utd

De Gea rushed out of his goal in a desperate attempt to reach the pass, but Siebatcheu ultimately beat him to the punch and provided a deft finish to send the Swiss crowd into scenes of delirium.

It was a crushing blow to United’s hopes of getting their European campaign off to a strong start, but an undoubtedly dramatic way to open the curtains on the new Champions League season.

However, regardless of whether you’re jumping for joy or mopping up the tears, there’s no denying that Young Boys’ dramatic winner is worth a rewatch and you can check it out down below:

Ah, the Champions League, you just can’t beat it.

Incredible scenes in Switzerland

No doubt United fans will be tearing their hair out and there’s no denying that Lingard dropped the ball with his back pass, but lest we forget that Young Boys are deserving of great praise as well.

Besides, while the door to victory might have been left wide open by Wan-Bissaka’s red card and Lingard’s error, it still takes quality, nous and instinct to make the most of such a rare opportunity.



And you can rest assured that everyone at Young Boys, especially Siebatcheu himself, will never forget the moment that they snatched a last-minute Champions League victory over United.

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