Man United beaten by Young Boys; Darragh Ó Sé on Mayo’s failure to do the basics

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Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring but Manchester United were beaten 2-1 by Young Boys in Bern on Tuesday night. Photograph: Sebastien Bozon/Getty/AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring but Manchester United were beaten 2-1 by Young Boys in Bern on Tuesday night. Photograph: Sebastien Bozon/Getty/AFP

Manchester United’s Champions League campaign got off to a losing start last night, as they were beaten 2-1 by Young Boys in Bern. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side took the lead after just 13 minutes through Cristiano Ronaldo but saw Aaron Wan-Bissaka shown a red card for a clumsy challenge 10 minutes before half-time. Nicolas Moumi Ngamelu equalised for the Swiss after the break before a loose Jesse Lingard backpass played in Jordan Siebatcheu, who secured three points for the hosts with just seconds remaining at the Wankdorf Stadium. Elsewhere defending champions Chelsea are up and running after they finally broke down stubborn Zenit resistance courtesy of a late Romelu Lukaku header at Stamford Bridge. Bayern Munich were also winners last night - Robert Lewandowski scoring a brace as they beat Barcelona 3-0 at the Camp Nou. Tonight Manchester City and Liverpool are in action against RB Leipzig and Milan respectively (kick-offs 8pm). You can find a reminder on how to watch every European Cup fixture for free HERE.

In his column this morning Darragh Ó Sé has reflected on last Saturday’s All-Ireland football final, and the latest opportunity to pass Mayo by. And he suggests Tyrone lifted Sam Maguire because they were able to play the occasion and do the basics right - while James Horan’s side lost their cool when it mattered most. He writes: “All-Ireland finals are about finding the simplest route to the Sam Maguire. I have seen them lost because fellas were thinking about All Stars. I have seen them coughed up because fellas wanted to prove a point to management or because they wanted to show that they can do miraculous things. But at the end of the day, they come down to who was able to show that they could do the right thing at the right time. Everything else is beside the point.”

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