• The Young Boys fight for a 3: 3 in the 5th group game of the Champions League against Atalanta.
  • They turn 1: 2 behind in the final quarter of an hour, but also have to accept the equalizer.
  • Thanks to the point, the Bernese keep the chance of 3rd place in the table, which entitles them to the Europa League.
  • Click here for the round-up of the remaining Tuesday games.

The YB quarter of an hour is back – after a spectacular finish in Wankdorf more than ever. Even before the game, YB had scored 5 of their last 6 goals in the last 15 minutes. In the Champions League game against Atalanta, the Bernese tied seamlessly.

The Swiss champions were 1: 2 behind, the European skins threatened to swim away. With a double blow, the team of coach David Wagner turned the game on its head:

  • 80. Minute: Silvan Hefti takes an offensive throw-in at lightning speed. Via Nicolas Ngamaleu, the ball finds substitute Vincent Sierro, who hits the far corner with pinpoint accuracy from half-right.
  • 84. Minute: With a blast from 25 meters into the high corner, Hefti finally shakes the stadium.

At this point, YB had pushed past Atalanta in Group F to third place and would have had the better cards in hand at the end of the long-distance duel. But as in the last few times, the Bernese could not reward themselves for a strong performance: Luis Muriel converted a free kick in the 87th minute directly and between the holey wall to make it 3: 3.

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In stoppage time, the Bernese bombed the opposing goal downright, but another hit did not want to fall. Nevertheless, YB has a small chance of 3rd place and the Europa League: This would, however, require an away win at Manchester United in the final group game, and the team also needs help from Villarreal.

False start and lack of efficiency

The game had started badly for the hosts: On a pass from Nati player Remo Freuler, the beefy Duvan Zapata hit after just 10 minutes. The Colombian turned wonderfully in the style of a ballerino through the YB defense. His graduation, however, was favored by a distractor.

Afterwards, the Bernese found their way into the game better and better and rewarded themselves before the break: Jordan Siebatcheu rushed up after a corner from Michel Aebischer, was not confused by the numerous Italian heads soaring and nodded to equalize.

YB took the momentum straight into the second half. Meschak Elia and later also Joker Felix Mambimbi regularly whirled through the Atalanta penalty area, but the final consequence was missing at each conclusion.

The Italians were more consistent in this regard: After a header cross, Mario Pasalic let the ball drain on Jose Palomino, who hit the 2-1 lead in the YB goal, making it untenable for Guillaume Faivre. In the end, this hit also ensured that YB definitely had to finish the Champions League deal.

ManUnited in der K.o.-Phase

For a long time it looked like a zero number in the Estadio de la Ceramica in the second group F duel between Villarreal and Manchester United. But the home team had done the math without Cristiano Ronaldo. In the 78th minute the Portuguese was successful with praise, in the 90th minute Jadon Sancho made the decision. The Spaniards had previously had better opportunities, but always found their master in ManUnited keeper David de Gea. Thanks to this victory, interim coach Michael Carrick’s team is in the last sixteen of the Champions League.

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