Man United Lead UCL’s Own Goal Chart
Anthony Martial’s own goal saw Manchester United create an unwanted record in the Champions League (UCL) when they met Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) early this morning, although it was not a mistake that punished them.
Martial accidentally headed in Neymar’s pass past the 55th minute as United won 2-1 at the Parc des Princes, equalizing after Bruno Fernandes’ opening goal.
The Frenchman’s own goal was the ninth by United in UCL, the most in any club in the history of the tournament.
Laurent Blanc is the Frenchman who scored his own goal for United in UCL, with Martial becoming the second player from the country to overtake France, after Jeremy Mathieu did the same when Barcelona faced PSG in April 2015.
United’s opening goal came in the form of a penalty kick, with Fernandes taking a second kick after Keylor Navas left the line.
Since the start of last season, United have been given 27 penalties in all competitions, 22 of which were successfully completed, while Fernandes, who has scored 11 goals since his debut for the club in February.
United took the lead again through Marcus Rashford’s goal to ensure victory in the European competition.
The England striker’s three most recent goals came from visiting opponents, two of them at the Parc des Princes.