Tuesday, 16 February 2010

[UCL] Milan waste chances and pay price

AC Milan failed to take their chances and paid the price, as a Wayne Rooney brace gives Manchester United a 3-2 lead from the first leg of the UEFA Champions League last 16.

Milan 2-3 Manchester United
Manchester United recovered from an early setback as two second-half headers from Wayne Rooney helped them to a first ever win at San Siro, though Clarence Seedorf's late effort leaves Milan with a bit of hope in the return leg on March 10. That the Premier League side held on at all in the second half was an achievement in itself after Ronaldinho had given the hosts a third-minute lead. The Serie A side squandered chances to extend their advantage through Luca Antonini, Ronaldinho and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Paul Scholes' fortuitous equaliser gave the visitors a foothold before Roooney's two headers put the visitors in control. Substitute Seedorf's late strike made for an exciting climax, with Michael Carrick sent off for a second bookable offence, but United held on.

UEFA Champions League 2009-10
Round of 16, First Leg
Tuesday 16 February
Lyon 1-0 Real Madrid
Milan 2-3 Manchester United
Wednesday 17 February
Bayern Munich v Fiorentina (1945)
Porto v Arsenal (1945)
Tuesday 23 February
Olympiakos v Bordeaux (1945)
Stuttgart v Barcelona (1945)
Wednesday 24 February
CSKA Moscow v Sevilla (1730)
Inter v Chelsea (1945)

[Tuesday 16 Feb] - [Wednesday 17 Feb] - [Wednesday 24 Feb]

Source: UEFA

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