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Soccer-United fight back to snatch unlikely late win at Juventus


Manchester United snatched an extraordinary and barely deserved 2-1 win at Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday with a late free-kick from Juan Mata and a scrappy own goal from Alex Sandro, revitalising their hopes of reaching the last 16.

Cristiano Ronaldo looked to have haunted the club which turned him into a global superstar when he volleyed in the opening goal in the 65th minute after Juventus had dominated proceedings and struck the woodwork twice.

Jose Mourinho's side had looked utterly toothless in attack but after the Portuguese threw on Mata, Marouane Fellaini and Marcus Rashford late in the game they staged the most unlikely of comebacks, recalling their epic 3-2 win from two goals down in Turin in the 1999 semi-finals.

Their stunning revival prevented Juventus from sealing their place in the last 16 and turned Group H on its head. Juve still lead with nine points but United are second on seven, crucially two ahead of Valencia in third place, while Young Boys are bottom of the group and out of the competition. (Reporting by Richard Martin, Editing by Neville Dalton)

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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