Galatasaray beat Manchester United 3-2 at home, and Casemiro’s red card gave away a penalty that Mauro Icardi missed before scoring the game-winning goal, dropping the Red Devils to the bottom of Group A of the Champions League.
Rasmus Hojlund of Denmark gave United an early lead in the 17th minute as they sprinted out of the gates in the rainy Manchester. The goal was a response to their fourth Premier League loss of the season against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
However, their advantage was short-lived as Wilfried Zaha, who was facing his former team, scored the equalizer after sloppy home defense.
After the break, Hojlund masterfully took advantage of a mistake by Galatasaray defender Davinson Sanchez to put United back in the lead in the 67th minute. However, Kerem Akturkoglu leveled the score four minutes later, shocking Old Trafford into quiet.
Brazilian player Casemiro was given a penalty when United goalkeeper Andre Onana erred, and as a result, he was dismissed after collecting a second caution.
Icardi gave United the benefit of the doubt by missing his penalty attempt, but the Argentine bounced back to score a beautiful winner nine minutes from time to move Galatasaray up to second in the group with four points and give United a worthless result. However the match performance could not be replicated the current UEFA Champions League results.
After a 2-1 victory at FC Copenhagen, who are in third place with one point, Bayern Munich is in first place with six points from two games, Simba Daily reported.
“Our opponents are maybe not very successful on the outside but they are a good team,” Galatasaray coach Okan Buruk said.
“We have beaten a huge opponent. It is a massive week for Turkish football and of course for us.”
United coach Erik ten Hag added: “The mental errors we make, you cannot allow them at this level. You get punished. This is difficult to control.
“We are all in this together. We were twice up and in control of the game. We expect more together.”
This is coming after Manchester United defeated top-flight rivals Crystal Palace 3-0 at home in the third round at Old Trafford last Month, with Casemiro scoring one goal and assisting on another.
Dean Henderson, the goalkeeper for Palace who was acquired from United in August, left the game after 19 minutes due to what seemed to be a right leg discomfort following a seemingly simple long kick.
Two minutes after Diogo Dalot cut back from the byline for Alejandro Garnacho to sweep in right-footed, he was replaced by Sam Johnstone, another offshoot of the Manchester United academy, who was picking the ball out of the net.
Brazilian midfielder Casemiro, who was having a great game, made it 2-0 in the 27th minute when he leaped in the box and headed Mason Mount’s swinging cross into the far corner.
The third goal came in the 55th minute by Anthony Martial, who took advantage of some poor defending to sprint onto a Casemiro pass at the back post and blast past Johnstone.
The match was the only game that had two clubs from the top tier against one another that evening, and they will face off again at Old Trafford on Saturday.
international credit agreement with Morocco After arriving from Fiorentina, Sofyan Amrabat made his debut start for United as a left defender.
“I think it was a perfect night,” the defensive midfielder told Sky Sports television.
“I told the manager I play where you need me, even if its like a goalkeeper I play where I can help the team. Today it was left back but I had a bit of a free role.”
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Luton Town were also defeated by teams from lesser divisions.
Wolves led 2-0 before losing 3-2 to Ipswich Town in the Championship, while Luton, a debutant to the Premier League, was defeated 1-0 by League One team Exeter City.
Demetri Mitchell was sent for a second offense five minutes after scoring the game’s 83rd goal, but Exeter managed to hold on with 10 men.
Burnley, led by Vincent Kompany, defeated Salford City of League Two 4-0 despite playing with a depleted squad. Burnley is yet to win in the Premier League this ye