Cristiano Ronaldo scores first Europa goal in Man Utd win vs Sheriff Tiraspol

Cristiano Ronaldo scores first Europa goal

Cristiano Ronaldo ended his goal drought with his first Europa League goal as Manchester United defeated Sheriff Tiraspol.

Erik ten Hag’s men were defeated by Real Sociedad at Old Trafford in their Group E opener, but responded by taking all three points in Moldova.

The Red Devils opened the scoring in the first half when Jadon Sancho finished off a lovely team move from Christian Eriksen’s reverse pass.

Sancho, who had been left out of England’s squad earlier in the day, came close to scoring again, but his low shot was brilliantly cleared off the line on the stretch by Sheriff captain Stjepan Radeljic.

However, Ronaldo’s penalty, awarded after Patrick Kpozo tripped Diogo Dalot in the box, doubled United’s lead before halftime.

Ronaldo could have made it 800 club goals but side-footed over from the edge of the area, while Sheriff was unable to force David de Gea into any meaningful saves.

Real Sociedad made it two wins from two in the group with a 2-1 victory over Neil Lennon’s Omonia Nicosia.

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