Jordan Pefok’s introduction into the Champions League spotlight overshadowed Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United.
The United States men’s national team striker, a halftime substitute, scored in the fifth-minute injury time of the second half to deliver the Young Boys a sensational 2-1 win over Man United to open the group game on Tuesday. United, who were reduced to 10 men after an Aaron Wan-Bissaka, had scored a goal from Ronaldo in the 13th minute, but failed to build on that in enemy territory.
When it looked like the teams would settle for a draw, a terrible tribute from Jesse Lingard in the back gave Pefok an opportunity, and he took it well to make Young Boys and his coach, the German-American, win. David Wagner.
Pefok played a significant role in taking Young Boys to the group stage, scoring three goals in the qualifying rounds of the playoffs against Slovan Bratislava and CFR Cluj, but this win against Man United is significantly more important and gives the Swiss team three points. in a group that also includes Atalanta and Villarreal, reigning winner of the Europa League.
Pefok, whose dramatic header against Honduras in the 89th minute sent the United States to the Concacaf Nations League final in June, has also scored three goals in five national league games for Young Boys so far this season.
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