Anthony Elanga fell off the seat to procure Manchester United a 1-1 attract the main leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid.
Joao Felix’s initial header appeared to be set to demonstrate definitive at Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday, with United’s assault having looked to a great extent gruff all through.
For sure, United neglected to have a touch in the resistance enclose first 50% of a Champions League game interestingly since somewhere around 2005-06, however Elanga took his risk when it came.
The youth made Atleti pay for Marcos Llorente’s unfortunate miss before half-time, and United will feel they have the edge heading into the second leg on March 15.
Joao Felix opened the scoring following three minutes in Atleti’s truly necessary win over Osasuna on Saturday and it took the youth only seven minutes this time around.
Renan Lodi dropped an enticing combination of Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire, with Joao Felix coordinating an awesome header in off David de Gea’s right-hand post.
Demonstration of Atleti’s predominance, it took until the 37th moment for Cristiano Ronaldo to get a sight of objective, and he hauled well wide from outside the area.
Atleti ought to have been 2-0 up at half-time, just for Llorente to head against the crossbar from short proximity after United had been gotten out by a very much worked free-kick.
Llorente cut wide as Atleti regrouped, before Atleti attempted a brassy bike kick preceding clearing a path for Antoine Griezmann.
A sad Ronaldo free-kick appeared to have covered a baffling night for United, yet Elanga had different thoughts.
Only five minutes subsequent to supplanting Marcus Rashford, Elanga jumped on Reinildo’s mix-up to complete coolly past the inadequately positioned Jan Oblak, with United hanging on notwithstanding Griezmann hitting the bar late on.