Ronaldo scored the first goal of the season

The Portuguese converted a penalty in the Europa League match against “Sheriff”. Ronaldo rarely gets into the Manchester United starting line-up under the new coach.

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Christian Ronaldo

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Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal in the second round match of the Europa League group stage against Sheriff Tiraspol.

The forward scored a penalty in the 39th minute of the game and made the score 2:0. The first goal of the visitors was scored by Jaydan Sancho (17th minute). Now there is a break in the game.

For the first time in 17 years, Ronaldo did not score in five starting matches of the championship

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This goal was the first of the season for the leader of the Portuguese national team. Ronaldo doesn’t often get into the starting line-up under new coach Erica ten Hage. In the championship of England, the attacker appeared on the field six times and only once was in the starting line-up, without scoring a goal. In the first round of the Europa League, the Portuguese started the match against Real Sociedad, played the entire match, but could not score.

37-year-old Ronaldo still has a year left on his contract with Manchester United. The Portuguese moved to the English club from Juventus a year ago. The Turin team stated that Manchester United will pay €15 million for the transfer of the striker over five years. The amount can increase by another €8 million if Ronaldo achieves certain sports results.

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