As it happened: Atalanta 2 - 2 Manchester United
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Thanks for joining the live blog today concludes our coverage of Atalanta 2 - 2 Manchester United

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A sensational goal to save United once more

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A goal in stoppage time of each half. Never say die.
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Full Time: Atalanta 2 - 2 Manchester United

Manchester United come behind from a goal behind on two occasions to take a point back to Old Trafford.

As a whole, United were underwhelming and Atalanta had lots of the ball but a strong Eric Bailly performance helped the visitors keep it to only two goals conceded.

And as for that man Cristiano Ronaldo, he has come out of nowhere yet again to score a sensational goal and save his side's bacon.


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GOAL!!! 2-2


Greenwood flicks the ball in the air on the edge of the box and that man Ronaldo volleys it home into the far corner!

That is a huge goal for Manchester United.

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McTominay has been replaced by Sancho.

Fernandes has been replaced by Van de Beek.

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Zapata unleashes a wicked effort at goal from 35 yards. The ball bounces just in front of De Gea and he manages to palm it out for a corner.
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Muriel finds himself in acres of space following an Atalanta counter attack but the striker slips as he shoots and De Gea comfortably saves.
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Zappacosta whips the ball into United's box but Zapata's header goes comfortably over De Gea's crossbar.
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Zapata plays a tasty ball into United's box but Bailly shows great athleticism to clear the danger.
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Wan-Bissaka picks up the ball inside Atalanta's box but his shot is blocked by his own teammate in Greenwood.
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Muriel is on for Ilicic.
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Matic unleashes a fierce shot from the edge of the box but it is deflected just wide.

The subsequent corner is wasted as Shaw's delivery goes out for a goal kick.

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Matic is on for Pogba.

Cavani is on for Rashford.

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Wan-Bissaka overhits a ball into the box and Fernandes is unable to to direct the ball towards goal.
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United have 25 minutes plus stoppage time to find a way back into this game.
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GOAL! 2-1

Zapata puts the hosts back ahead! The goal was originally not given for offside but VAR has overruled the decision and given the goal!
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McTominay receives a yellow card as the referee determines him to have elbowed Maehle in the face.
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Rashford finds Greenwood inside the area and the teenager fires a wicked shot at goal. It cannons back off the post but Greenwood was offside anyway.

United have started the second half with a much quicker tempo.

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Ronaldo slips the ball into Fernandes 10 yards out but his effort is blocked by Palomino.
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The second half is underway!

Pasalic has been replaced by Djimsiti for the hosts.

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Five assists in four Champions League matches for Fernandes

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Half time: 1-1

Atalanta had the better of the first half and found themselves ahead thanks to Ilicic.

However, it was that man again, Cristiano Ronaldo, finishing off a great team move to level the scoring just before the break.

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A great end to the first half

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GOAL! 1-1

What a goal! A quick pass and move goal ends with Ronaldo firing into the back of the net! 

Ronaldo plays it to Greenwood who plays it into Fernandes, with the Portuguese back-heeling it into Ronaldo's path to fire home!

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Zapata races into the left-hand side of the box but Bailly is there again to thwart the danger.
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Greenwood comes on for Varane as United switch to a back four due to the Frenchman's injury.
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Varane is down on the floor and looks in some discomfort.
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A poor Pogba pass allows Atalanta to counter attack, leading to another Bailly block from another Zapata effort.
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What a block from Eric Bailly! Zapata picks up the ball eight yards out from goal but Bailly comes flying in to block the striker's effort!
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Ilicic and Zapata link up nicely on the edge of United's area but McTominay is there to clean things up.
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The tempo of the game has slowed down slightly across the past five minutes, with United struggling to get a strong hold of the ball.
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Ilicic's goal remains the difference

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Zapata neatly touches down a long ball and races through on goal but blazes an effort over the bar.
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Better from United. Fernandes slips in Pogba, but the Frenchman's ball has a bit too much height on it and Ronaldo can't direct the ball towards goal.
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Shaw whips a free kick from the left-hand side into Atalanta's box. Maguire gets his head to the ball but Maehle gets in the way.
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Ronaldo hits a deep ball into the box which finds Shaw, but his strike bounces off the turf and over the crossbar.
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GOAL! 1-0

Zapata plays the ball across the box into Ilicic's path and the striker shoots at goal. De Gea gets a hand to do it but can't stop the ball from hitting the back of his net.
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Ilicic slips in Pasalic 16 yards out but his effort hits Maguire and United retain possession. 
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Scott McTominay picks up the ball on the edge of the box and shoots at goal. The ball deflects off a defender and the ball agonisingly rolls against the post and away to safety.
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The players take the knee and the game is underway!
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Can Atalanta improve on their record against English opposition?

Atalanta have only won one of their five games against English teams in the UEFA Champions League (D1 L3), with that victory coming away at Liverpool last season. Gian Piero Gasperini's side were beaten 3-2 by Manchester United last time out, despite taking a 2-0 lead in the game
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Can Solskjaer's side turn it around?

Manchester United have lost their last three away games in the UEFA Champions League, including a defeat to Young Boys on MD1 this term. They have never previously lost four consecutive away games in the European Cup/UEFA Champions League.
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A potential milestone

Manchester United are looking to record their 150th victory in the European Cup/UEFA Champions League, which would make them the first English side to reach this milestone, and fourth overall after Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona.
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Portuguese magnifico

Will Bruno Fernandes add to his impressive tally of four assists in his first three Champions League games tonight?
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Hear what Solskjaer had to say

Here's what the United boss had to say as kick-off gets closer.
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Amad's return

Amad receives a warm round of applause from the home support as they welcome their former player back to Bergamo

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Atalanta: Starting lineup

Here's how the hosts lineup tonight.

Juan Musso, Marten de Roon, Merih Demiral, Jose Luis Palomino, Davide Zappacosta, Remo Freuler, Teun Koopmeiners, Joakim Maehle, Josip Ilicic, Duvan Zapata, Mario Pasalic

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Manchester United: Starting lineup

Here's how tonight's visitors will lineup.

It looks like United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be playing a back five again.

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All eyes on Ronaldo

Not only was Cristiano Ronaldo voted as United's Player of the Month for October today, but he has also scored in all three of his Champions League appearances since returning to Old Trafford.

Will the Portuguese continue this fine form tonight?

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A potential start for Paul Pogba?

Paul Pogba has been unavailable for Manchester United in domestic competitions after his red card against Liverpool, but the Frenchman is eligible to play tonight.

Will the World Cup winner start this evening?

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The stage is set

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Follow along for the sides' fourth game of the 2021/22 Champions League

Do not miss a detail of the match with the live updates and commentaries of VAVEL. Follow along with us all the details, commentaries, analysis and lineups for Atalanta vs Manchester United
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Will tonight's tie be as dramatic as the last?

United fans will look back on the reverse fixture with fond memories.
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How to watch Atalanta vs Manchester United: Live TV and Stream

If you want to watch the game on TV, there will be coverage on BT Sport 2 from 19:45 BST.


If you want to directly stream it: If you are subscribed to BT Sport you will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app. 

If you want to watch it on the internet, VAVEL UK is your best option

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Manchester United: Team News

Paul Pogba is available despite his domestic ban, following the red card against Liverpool, and is a contender for a place in the line-up, while his fellow Frenchman, Anthony Martial, has been absent since the last international break.

Both made the flight to Bergamo but Victor Lindelof missed out after sustaining a slight knock in training at Carrington on Monday.

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Atalanta: Team News

Jose Palomino is unlikely to feature as he picked up a thigh injury against Sampdoria and missed the draw with Lazio. The home side could also be without Rafael Toloi, Berat Djimsiti, Matteo Pessina, Robin Gosens and Hans Hateboer.

Duvan Zapata is likely to lead the line while Martin De Roon, who scored the injury-time equaliser at the weekend against Lazio, is only one booking away from a suspension in the competition.

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Kick-off time

Atalanta vs Manchester United will be played at the Gewiss Stadium, in Bergamo, Italy. The kick-off is scheduled at 20:00 BST
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