Angelo Henriquez got himself on the scoresheet but still couldn’t stop loan side Dinamo Zagreb losing, with the match ending 5-1 in favour of Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg.
With 13 goals in his last 11 games for the Croatian side, you could almost see the confidence of a world class striker in the 21-year-old as he smartly cut inside, drifting past a couple of defenders, before powerfully hitting the ball into the left-hand corner of the net from just outside the area.
The Chilean’s goal, however, meant very little as a dominant Salzburg side tore through Dinamo Zagreb’s defence like a hot knife through butter.
Highly-rated forward Jonathan Soriano opened the scoring after 40 minutes sending the away side into the dressing room at half-time the happier out of the two.
Four goals in 13 minutes, however, would end up being the key reason behind the game swinging into the Austrian’s favour.
Kevin Kampl put Salzburg 2-0 up on 59-minutes, Angelo Henriquez’s goal brought it back to 2-1 on 60-minutes, goal machine Jonathan Soriano gave Salzburg another two-goal cushion on 64-minutes before Massimo Bruno killed the game on 72-minutes giving Salzburg a three-goal advantage at 4-1.
The impressive Jonathan Soriano completed his hat-trick five minutes from the end and gave the Austrian side a comfortable victory over Dinamo Zagreb.
Angelo Henriquez's stats v Red Bull Salzburg:
Minutes played: 95 minutes
Unsuccessful touches: 4
Shots on target: 2
Goals scored: 1
Successful dribbles: 2
Successful tackles: 1
Attempted pass: 25
Pass success: 68%
Key passes: 0
Aerial battles won: 2
He joined Marcelo Brozovic and Soudani in taking the most shots and hitting the target, with all three hitting two shots on target from three attempts. Showing he was one of the biggest thorns in a dominant Salzburg team.
Although. he made the least touches - 36 - out of all the players in the Zagreb-based side that managed more than an hour, he got their only goal of the game which proved the significance of his impact, in comparison with the others in the side, even if he was unable to find the right supply.
A very good Salzburg side muzzled the Dinamo Zagreb midfield, cutting the supply to Henriquez, and generally made life hard for the United striker.
Although his statistics from the game look below-par, it just proves that he doesn't need much of the ball to make an impact, even when faced with a much superior opposition. He showed that he does have that cutting edge and that he doesn't need lots of the ball to get his shot away; the sign of a good, intelligent and dangerous attacker.
Earlier in the week, the family of the Angelo Henriquez told reporters that he is driven towards earning a future at Old Trafford and would do his almost to show Louis van Gaal that he is deserving of just that.
Another goal, despite the loss, will certainly help his cause if he is to win a place in the Manchester United squad for next season.