Leaders with Juan as a protagonist
5 Dec 2017
United won CSKA (2-1) and finished the group stage of the Champions as top of the group A. Mata served Rashford the winning goal. The Asturian, with City just round the corner, had a sensational performance.
Manchester United, with Juan as a protagonist, beat CSKA Moscow (2-1) to put an end to the group stage of the Champions League as leader of group A. They finished with 15 points (5 wins and 1 defeat having scored 12 goals and just conceded three), above Basel, CSKA and Benfica. Lukaku and Rashford, assisted by Mata, sealed the victory in two minutes turning around the situation after Vitinho goal just before the break.
Juan played the complete match and gained protagonism throughout the game. Mata completed a great second half where he showed his quality. Apart from serving the first goal to Rashford, he nearly assisted in another two chances, but Rashford in the first half and Smalling couldn't beat Akinfeev. United's Twitter account nominated him as one of the three best players tonight.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) 5 de diciembre de 2017
The victory against CSKA continues the great moment of the team in the Premier and what is also a boost for the morale of the team to face City on Sunday. The following day, ManU will know its rival in the last 16 of the Champions.
— ★ #TeamOfTheYear ★ (@ChampionsLeague) 5 de diciembre de 2017