Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ronaldo Header Lifts Man U

Great header by Ronaldo and Manchester United take the first Champions League game. Anytime Man U plays a team the younger players of the opposing team must be thinking in the back of their minds--how do I impress Fergie and get picked up by them.

That said, Man U never faces a team who's not ready or up for the game. But at the same time, once Man U gets that first goal, teams have a tendency to wilt rather quickly. That was the case with Sporting. Where Cristino Ronaldo scored against his old club and looked like he avoided a big celebration. Instead, holding his hands together in praise to the crowd--a show of respect. When he was pulled from the game, the crowd also gave him a warm applause.

Cristiano Ronaldo returned in red to haunt former club Sporting Lisbon and ensure Manchester United made a winning start to their latest Champions League quest with a 1-0 victory.

Ronaldo spent seven years wearing Sporting green before he left for Old Trafford in 2003 with a £12.2million price tag and became a megastar.