Pitch Invader Tackled to The Ground After Grabbing Cristiano Ronaldo's Shirt During Atalanta Comeback

Pitch Invader Tackled to The Ground After Grabbing Cristiano Ronaldo's Shirt During Atalanta Comeback

  • It took the intervention of several stewards to get hold of the pitch invader who made his way into the turf as Ronaldo celebrated
  • Moments earlier, Ronaldo had just scored a winner for Man United to inspire his side to a thrilling comeback
  • The forward took his celebrations to the cameras at full-time and was unaware a determined fan was heading his way in the background

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Man United's Champions League clash with Atalanta was marked with terrifying scenes at full-time after a pitch invader made his way to the stadium and grabbed a piece of Cristiano Ronaldo's shirt.

Cristiano Ronaldo was grabbed by a pitch invader after inspiring Manchester United to a stunning comeback win. Photo: Virgin Media Sport.
Cristiano Ronaldo was grabbed by a pitch invader after inspiring Manchester United to a stunning comeback win. Photo: Virgin Media Sport.
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The incident happened after Ronaldo scored a late winner for United to inspire his side to a 3-2 epic comeback against the Italian side.

The Portuguese talisman planted home a trademark last-gasp header to complete United's incredible turnaround at Old Trafford.

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United had earlier in the first half gone two goals down before Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire netted to cancel the double.

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But it was Ronaldo's decisive goal that sent the Theatre of Dreams into raptures, with the five-time Ballon d'Or winner screamed into a television camera.

He appeared oblivious to the fact a determined fan had made his way to the pitch and headed his way.

Footages from the incident showed the fan in question grab Ronaldo's shirt from behind, leaving the United ace startled.

It took the intervention of a group of fleet-footed stewards to arrest the situation as they dragged him to the ground.

Ronaldo went on to applaud the home fans before making his way down the tunnel and back to the dressing room.

Meanwhile, the 36-year-old is understood to have been desperate to prove his doubters wrong after an underwhelming performance during the Red Devils' 4-2 weekend defeat against Leicester City.

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He will be looking to continue his heroics on Sunday, October 24, when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's wards take on rivals Liverpool in the Premier League.

Ronaldo hypes up fans for Champions League clash

Earlier, Briefly News reported how Cristiano Ronaldo was ready for the UEFA Champions League and took to social media to get his followers hyped up. Manchester United took on Atalanta on Wednesday evening, with the Red Devils looking for three points to survive their group.

The bubbly Portuguese international posted a snap of himself celebrating a goal and captioned the post:

"Our time is coming! We have to show what we are made of and the Champions League is the perfect competition to prove ourselves to the world. No excuses! Let’s go! #MUFC"

Source: Briefly.co.za

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