Juventus suffered their first defeat of the season on Wednesday evening, with the Red Devils launching a late comeback in the fourth round of the Champions League group stage to end Juve’s unbeaten streak.
Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning goal in 65th minute, his first UCL goal this season, gave Juventus the lead, but home fans were left stunned after Man Utd scored two goals in quick succession in the dying minutes of the game.
Fans have reacted to the shock triumph on social media, hailing the Red Devils’ performance and manager Jose Mourinho for his late-game tactics.
Manchester United Fans arriving at work this morningpic.twitter.com/TzYysUNRBC— goalmactv (@goalmactv) November 8, 2018
.back to Manchester United.. pic.twitter.com/a3F6aVbumA— #MBE (@suavearnold) November 8, 2018
That fellaini reaction— Dr Noel (@shajuperuva) November 8, 2018
The X factor for Manchester United pic.twitter.com/aKfqT45jxp
It feels like you have to let Mourinho do these things, it’s how he reacts to agro. All I care about are his tactics and he got it right yesterday.— Rob Blanchette (@_Rob_B) November 8, 2018
Despite the defeat, Juventus still top Group H on nine points, in a very strong position to progress to the tournament’s knockout stages.
United sit in second position and are guaranteed to get past the group stage if they win their remaining two fixtures against Valencia and Young Boys.
In the Italian top flight, Serie A, Juve also top the standings, six points clear of Napoli after achieving ten wins and a draw.
Next, they face AC Milan at the San Siro on Sunday in what is likely to be a tough match, though bookmakers have put Juventus as hot favourites to grab three points.