Young Boys Get UCL Win over Man United

Jordan Pefok in 2021
Jordan Pefok in 2021. Photo by Jacob Kupferman/CSM/Shutterstock (12418585ab)

USMNT striker Jordan Pefok was the man of the hour on Tuesday night, helping his Young Boys to beat Premier League giants Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League clash.

Man United entered the match as an overwhelming favorite and it didn’t take long to show why. Portuguese star forward Cristiano Ronaldo found the net in the 13th minute to give the English club the lead, and it seemed like it would be smooth sailing moving forward. Even when United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off towards the end of the first half, not many people believed the Young Boys had a chance for a comeback.

Still, the Swiss powerhouse soldiered on and took the game to United’s part of the field. This paid off in the 66th minute when winger Nicolas Ngamaleu used a sharp pass from Silvan Hefti to give his side an equalizer.

Young Boys continued to attack well into the stoppage time, but it seemed that Man United would manage to hold on to a draw. But Pefok had other ideas, managing to pick up one loose ball and score a goal with almost no time left on the clock.

This was the fourth Champions League goal for Jordan Pefok this season, counting the qualifiers and seventh overall in 12 games.

Young Boys will play Atalanta in their next UCL clash on September 29th, while Manchester United will look to get their first points in competition against Villarreal on the same date.