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Manchester United stun Juventus with two late goals in Turin

Juve were made to wait to clinch their last-16 spot as United came from behind in the closing minutes and boosted their chances of progressing.

TURIN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 07:  Ashley Young of Manchester United celebrates his sides second goal which came through a Alex Sandro of Juventus (not pictured) own goal with Luke Shaw of Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between
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Juventus 1-2 Manchester United: match report

Manchester United gave their hopes of reaching the Champions League last 16 a massive boost on Wednesday night after scoring two late goals at Allianz Stadium to claim a dramatic victory over Group H leaders Juventus.

Ronaldo fires Juve ahead against old club before hosts stunned

Former United star Cristiano Ronaldo looked to have set Juventus on their way to victory, and to qualification as group winners, with a fabulous volley midway through the second half - a goal that was his first in Europe's top club competition since his summer move to Italy from Real Madrid.

Mata celebrates his equaliser for United.
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Mata celebrates his equaliser for United.Alessandro SabattiniGetty Images

However, substitute Juan Mata curled the visitors level with a sweetly-struck free-kick four minutes from time - the first goal Juve have conceded in Europe this term - before the turnaround was completed in the final minute when Ashley Young's dead-ball delivery into the box went in off home defender Alex Sandro.

Red Devils now host group minnows two points clear of Valencia

Having taken to the field down in third after Valencia's 3-1 win over bottom club Young Boys earlier in the evening, defeat would have left United outside of the qualification spots going into their final two group games.

But after their late show in Turin, José Mourinho's men now sit second and welcome Young Boys to Old Trafford on 27 November with a two-point cushion over Valencia, before visiting Los Che in the group's closing round of fixtures.

Cristiano had put Juventus ahead with a fantastic volley.
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Cristiano had put Juventus ahead with a fantastic volley.Etsuo HaraGetty Images

Juve must wait until Valencia clash to seal last-16 berth

A point would have been enough for Juve to ensure their place in the knockout stages, but this reverse - only their second at home in the Champions League group phase in the last 15 years - means they must now wait until their matchday-five clash at home to Valencia, when a draw will also be enough to go through.

Juventus 1-2 Manchester United: as it happened

Juventus vs Manchester United: Champions League preview

Juventus host Manchester United tonight (21:00 CET) knowing they are on the cusp of sealing their place in the Champions League knockout stage.

Massimiliano Allegri's men, who have won three out of three so far in Group - without conceding a goal - will qualify for the last 16 if they avoid defeat at Allianz Stadium, and will secure top spot with a victory over the Red Devils.

Meanwhile, visitors United, who were beaten 1-0 by Juve - and outclassed by the Italian champions - in the sides' first group-stage meeting at Old Trafford two weeks ago, have a real fight on their hands to make it out of the group.

Indeed, Valencia's victory over Young Boys in this evening's early Group H kick-off means United start the matchday-four clash in Turin a point behind Los Che and down in third, outside of the last-16 qualification places.

Juventus vs Manchester United: confirmed line-ups

Juventus XI: Szczesny, De Sciglio, Bonucci, Chiellini, Sandro, Khedira, Pjanic, Bentancur, Cuadrado, Dybala, Ronaldo

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw, Herrera, Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Alexis, Martial


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