Thursday, December 08, 2005

Champions Leagues without Man Utd

Benfica 2-1 Man Utd
 
Wow... damn, what a shame! Read all about it here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/sport1/hi/football/europe/4494936.stm

Paul Scholes gave United the perfect start in their quest to reach the knockout stage with a close-range finish after only six minutes.

But Geovanni's diving header quickly put Benfica level and Beto fired in a second from 20 yards before half-time.

and more of it here,
 
United's best move of the game almost produced the equaliser after 57 minutes, when Scholes and Van Nistelrooy linked and set up Ronaldo, but he pulled a tame finish across the face of goal.

Ferguson gambled with two substitutions in quick succession, replacing Giggs with Louis Saha and sending on Park Ji-Sung for Ronaldo.

And as United pressed forward, Benfica almost punished them on the counter-attack as substitute Joao Pereira shot wastefully into the side-netting with only Van der Sar to beat.


 

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