Manchester United booked their third win in as many games in the group stages of the 2009-2010 Champions League last night and is now all but qualified for the knock out phase with two home games and one away game at Vfl. Wolfsburg to go. [Read more…]
The second game in the Champions League group stages sees Manchester United travel to the Russian capital without several stars. Rooney, Giggs, Fletcher, Evra and Park Ji-Sung all are sidelined and stayed in Manchester.
Berbatov and Vidic are doubtfull but travelled with the squad.
The game is the third in the qualification stages and if after wins in Besiktas and at OT against Vf. Wolfsburg we can be victorious again in the Russian capital a big step towards the knock out stages of this years CL will be made. [Read more…]
Welcome to our live report of the second game in the Champions League group stages: Manchester United – Vfl. Wolfsburg.
Follow the live report after the jump.
Michael Carrick scores the winner for Manchester United.
Tonight the Red Devils face the German Champions League debutants VFL Wolfsburg for the second game of the group stages in the Champions League. It is our first CL home game this season and we certainly hope the squad will continue their excellent run, a much better one than the Dippers, who lost their third competitive game already this season away at Fiorentina.
There have been minor injury and illness scares with Owen suffering a slight groin problem and Evra been ill but both should be fit. Busy and annoying worker bee Park Ji Sung has been ruled out due to illness. Otherwise the complete squad is available, also Brown and Ferdinand. The gaffer has not hinted at who will start but we can expect Foster in front of the net.
In other news, EVDS has returned to training and Owen Hargreaves returned home from the US to continue his rehabilitation at Carrington. The Canadian born England star is expected back within a month.
As usual there will be live updates on the Manchester United Blog Facebook page.
I think we’ll win 3-0. What do you think?
Besiktas 0 – Manchester United 1(scholes-77′)
Our first champions league game and it looked like a league cup scenario.Had it not been for the crowd it was a dull 90 minutes of soccer and an eye paining night.These are those few matches for which i have high hopes to be entertained and United turns out pissed out.
Fergie without doubts came with plans to outclassed Turks.The best possibles were on the ground and there was no chance to drop any points.But as game progressed it was turning into a dull soccer game where u would enjoy watching chicks in the crowd.Sadly we didnt have that too.
Crowd could have played a major role but the Turks never expected them to be this loud.The game started and then….Nothing happened for first half !!.Those 45 minutes were more than pathetic to both sides.No real threat moving in any of directions and only direct shots coming through the way.Fergie’s 4-5-1 didnt work out for first 65 minutes and then suddenly he was blessed with wisdom for which he then move back to the 4-4-2 bringing Berbatov with Owen.Fustrated Rooney was removed and saved for week end along with his anger leaking on the pitch.Fergie being unbothered and hopefully positive for the fixtures focused his eyes to the game.The game then advanced to better side and United started looking more adventurous.The game looked for alive cause United filled their boots with 2 best wingers.Valencia showed why he was picked and Nani just doing right.And finally the much awaited happened.United scored their first goal from Scholes after the keeper failed to Keep Nani’s ball out.A spectacular goal compared to the standards that we played.All that was boring ended impressively.
A good goal that that kept me talking for a debate with my friend for why we were missing Ronaldo and Tevez.
All that was looking boring turned into a hard earned victory.Nothing spectacular but all hard work.
However a good start to Champions League campagin.