Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Manchester United Campione d'Europa

Manchester United won the UEFA Champions League after beating Chelsea 6-5 on penalties after a dramatic 1-1 draw in Moscow.

Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea AET (Pen: 6-5)
Cristiano Ronaldo headed the Premier League champions in front after 26 minutes but Frank Lampard equalised before the interval. Lampard and Didier Drogba hit the woodwork before the latter saw red in extra-time for slapping Nemanja Vidic. Ronaldo missed his penalty, but John Terry hit the post with a kick that would have won it for Chelsea and Edwin van der Sar saved from Nicolas Anelka. It sparked wild celebrations for Sir Alex Ferguson and his players in the Russian rain as United won Europe's elite trophy for the third time, a triumph made more poignant coming 50 years on from the Munich air crash.

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