Invasion of field during sports matches has become quite common in the United Kingdom in recent times. While the Test series between India and England saw number of instances when 'Jarvo 69' broke through the security to enter the field, these kind of incidents happen way more frequently during football games.
Something very similar happened after the end of a thrilling UCL contest between Manchester United and Atalanta at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. After the Red Devils went to half-time two goals down, they produced an epic comeback to equalize in second half before Cristiano Ronaldo stole the limelight with a fantastic match-winning header to give his side three crucial points.
A scary moment for CR7 which ended with a smile
The 36-year-old was expectedly ecstatic after the full-time whistle had blown and the Theatre of Dreams had erupted with chants of him. As CR7 was walking off the field, the fans were chanting his name and applauding him for his heroic performance but one supporter lost the plot as he jumped on the ground and stormed towards the Portuguese star player.
The youngster could be seen running on the field with stewards chasing after him. He reached Ronaldo and grasped his jersey from behind which took the player by surprise. However, what was more scary to watch was the fact that one of the stewards lost his footing and slipped while almost knocking out the Portuguese in the process.
Much to the delight of everyone, there was no harm done to anybody and it was just a funny moment for everyone. Both the steward and player seemed to have gotten away without any injury as Ronaldo laughed off the incident with a smile on his face, leaving Old Trafford as Man Utd's match-winner.
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Ronaldo helps Man Utd go top of Group F in UCL
A towering header by Cristiano Ronaldo in the 81st minute ensured a 3-2 win for Man Utd against Atalanta, taking them to top of Group F in UEFA Champions League. After 3 matches, the Red Devils are at 1st position with 6 points to their name, followed by Atalanta (4 points), Villarreal (4 points) and young Boys (3 points).