On September 30, 2015, Manchester United was visited by Wolfsburg. It was the second day of the group stage of the Champions League, and the Red Devils could not afford a stumble after the defeat in Eindhoven. However, in only 4 minutes, Caligiuri scored for the Germans. It was hard to imagine a more daunting start.
ManU needed to overcome as soon as possible. In this very adverse situation, Juan Mata emerged as the absolute protagonist. After half an hour he forced a penalty by the hand of Caligiuri. He himself was in charge of the shot from 11 meters. He deceived Benaglio and made the 1-1. However, the best was yet to come. On the 53′, he pounced on a ball on the edge of the area to display his talent. With the use of a brilliant heel pass over the defense, Smalling scored the 2-1 against the team that got to the quarter finals.