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Ronaldo scores against former team, but Manchester United has the final laugh

Both of Juventus and Manchester United’s biggest fears came true last night. United were unable to stop their former star, Cristiano Ronaldo, from scoring against them. And, in spite of Juventus’ preparations, the team lost the the game through one of their defender’s own goals. Here are the most popular and best players of fantasy football competitions for last night. 

It was part of the course for the first 80 minutes. Juventus were up 1-0 against United. Ronaldo had scored, gliding past the defenders to send a volley that left keeper David De Gea helpless. United were performing their regular football and few thought they could get back in the game.

cristiano ronaldo - juventus lost surprisingly to manchester united, despite Ronaldo's early goalHowever, Marouanne Fellaini’s entrance in the last 10 minutes turned things on their head. Soon the Red Devils had drawn even through Juan Mata. In the last minute of play Alex Sandro’s own goal made United the unexpected victors. It keeps Mourinho’s team in second place in their UCL group, and still in the running to qualify for the next stage of the competition.

There weren’t many other surprises last night as all the big names, Real Madrid, Bayern or Manchester City, managed to win their games without conceding a single goal.

Using star players does not guarantee fantasy football success

To clarify, yes, the biggest teams in the competition did win. And comfortably, so. It certainly could not have hurt to have players such as Cristiano Ronaldo (42 points in FootballCoin) or Karim Benzema (48 points) in your squad.

However, some have managed just fine with less star power. In fact, the winner of last night’s Champions Lague contest from FootballCoin had no player above a three star rating. He even included numerous free players like Goncalo Guedes and Memphis Depay. Other choices such as Geoffrey Kondogbia and Aleksandar Kolarov, not the most frequently chosen players, have also proven to be of great help in his success.

The most picked players in FootballCoin contests for last night was Joshua Kimmich, on the strength of his status as free player, and starting man for Bayern Munchen.

As for the highest scoring player, that award has to go to Riyad Mahrez. The Algerian midfielder scored 62 points, on the strength of Manchester City’s 6-0 victory over Shakhtar. Mahrez scored once and managed two assists, chosen by many sites as the player of the match.

FootballCoin contests return today along with the Europa League matches. If you think you can prove yourself as a fantasy football manager, don’t hesitate to join the two free contests.

Eduard Bănulescu

 

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