Mata, set up with a fantastic pass to Smalling the second for ManU, and scored in the first half, from the penalty spot. Adding one more goal and one more assist (4-6) to his records this season. Juan was world Trending Topic.
Juan Mata, in one of his best performances with United, starred in the first victory for the Red Devils in the group stage of the Champions. A game that turned out more complicated than expected as the German team took the lead thanks to a goal from Caliguri. Juan inspired United rally against Wolfsburg with quality and personality. He first scored from the penalty spot after Caliguri handled. But the best was still to come. In the 53 minute, Mata flicked a ball past the defense and the United centre back netted the final 2-1.
Apart from the goal and the assist (he has already scored 4 goals and assisted 6 times this season), Mata´s numbers were outstanding. In 90 minutes he completed 98% of the passes, created five chances and shot on goal three time. He was involved in most of the best chances for United. Old Trafford enjoyed, once more, an exceptional performance. Mata was world Trending Topic and won the voting on Twitter -proposed from United’s Official account- for the man of the match with 63% of the votes.
These three points are very important for United after the defeat suffered in their debut game in Eindhoven. Now, all the teams in group B are equal on points. The right time to visit the Emirates next Sunday. There, United will defend the first place against Arsenal, a direct rival in the race for the Premer League title.