Manchester United strike late twice in Turin to defeat Juventus

Juan Mata scores for Manchester United against Juventus.

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  • Manchester United defeat Juventus
  • Ronaldo opens scoring with wonder goal
  • United strike twice in closing stages

(CNN)Manchester United scored two late goals to trump Cristiano Ronaldo's wonder strike and claim a dramatic 2-1 victory over Juventus in Turin Wednesday.

A Juan Mata free kick on 86 minutes followed by an Alex Sandro own goal as injury time approached gave Jose Mourinho's side a win that looked unlikely for most of the match.
Juventus had hit the woodwork twice before Ronaldo opened the scoring with a spectacular volley in the 64th minute.
    And although Juve came close to extending their lead through Miralem Pjanic and Juan Cuadrado, they somehow contrived to throw away the lead in the closing stages.
    That was of little concern to Manchester United who move back into second place in Group H above Valencia who defeated Young Boys 3-1 earlier Wednesday.
    United boss Mourinho stormed onto the pitch and cupped his ears on the full time whistle to the chagrin of the of the h