- Youngsters fight for 3:3 in the Champions League Group E match against Atalanta.
- They are 1:2 behind in the last quarter of the hour, but they also have to accept a tie.
- Thanks to this point, Bernese retains the chance of taking third place in the table, which qualifies them for the European League.
- Here Goes to the follow-up round of the remaining Tuesday matches.
YB is back a quarter of an hour later – after a great ending in Wankdorf than ever before. Even before the match, YB scored 5 of the last 6 goals in the last 15 minutes. In the Champions League match against Atalanta, Berne drew smoothly.
The champion of Switzerland was a 1:2 lagging behind, and Europe’s skins threatened to swim away. With a double kick, David Wagner’s team turned the match upside down:
- 80. minSylvain Hefty makes an attacking throw-in at lightning speed. Via Nicolas N’Gamalio, the ball found substitute Vincent Ciero, who reached the far corner with pinpoint accuracy from the right half.
- 84. min: With a blast from 25 meters in the top corner, Hefti finally shook the field.
At this point, YB had passed Atalanta to third in Group Six and would have had better cards on hand at the end of the long distance duel. But as the last few times, the Bernese couldn’t reward themselves for a solid performance: Luis Morel converted a free kick in the 87th minute straight and between the decorated wall to make it 3:3.
In injury time, Bernese directly bombed the opponent’s goal, but another blow did not want to fall. However, YB has little chance of getting third place and the Europa League: however, that would require an away win over Manchester United in the last group game, and the team also needs help from Villarreal.
False start and inefficiency
The match started very poorly for the hosts: after a pass from Nati player Remo Froeller, a huge Duvan Zapata hit after only 10 minutes. The Colombian turned superbly in ballerina style through YB’s defense. His graduation, however, was favored by the distracted.
Then the Bernese found their way into the match better and better and rewarded themselves before the break: Jordan Sepacho rammed in after a corner kick from Michel Ebecher, not disconcerted by the many Italian heads who rose and nodded to equalize.
YB took the momentum straight into the second half. Misak Elia and then Joker Felix Mbembe were regularly zipping across the Atalanta penalty area, but the end result was missing out on every score.
The Italians were more consistent in this regard: after a header cross, Mario Pasalic let the ball drain Jose Palomino, who fired a 2-1 lead past YB, making it untenable for Guillaume Faivre. In the end, this blow also ensured that YB definitely had to end the Champions League deal.
ManUnited in der Ko-Phase
For a long time it looked like a zero at Estadio de la Ceramica in the second group F duel between Villarreal and Manchester United. But the home team did the math without Cristiano Ronaldo. In the 78th minute the Portuguese succeeded with praise, and in the 90th minute Jadon Sancho made the decision. The Spaniards have previously had better chances, but they have always found their master in Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. Thanks to this victory, the team of interim coach Michael Carrick reached the last 16 of the Champions League.
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