Milan 2 Manchester United 3

Sir Alex Ferguson

AC Mil­an 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 3, San Siro Sta­dium, UEFA Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue Last Six­teen Fir­st Leg, Feb­ruary 16, 2010. Sir Al­ex Ferguson´s Man­chester Uni­ted se­cured a his­tor­ic vic­tory as they ma­naged to edge out Mil­an by 3-2 at San Siro. Uni­ted fou­nd them­selves a goal down af­ter just three min­utes of ac­tion, but The Reds gradu­ally took over pos­ses­sion and sco­red three goals be­fore the Itali­ans pulled one back to make it 3-2 to the vis­it­ing outfit.

Man­chester Uni­ted turned in one of their best te­am per­form­ances of the 2009-10 sea­son when they edged out Mil­an 3-2 at full-packed San Siro Sta­dium in the fir­st leg of the Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue Last Six­teen on the 16th of Fe­bur­ary 2010 to ex­tend their un­defeated away run in Europe to a re­cord six­teen mat­ches. Ron­ald­inho han­ded The Red and Blacks an early lead in the third min­ute of the ga­me, on­ly for Paul Scho­les to equal­ise for Uni­ted nine min­utes ahead of the break. Fol­low­ing the re­start, Way­ne Roo­ney fou­nd the tar­get for Man­chester Uni­ted in the 66th and 74th min­utes be­fore Clar­ence Seedorf hit the last goal of the clash in the 85th min­ute to make the fi­nal score 3-2 in fa­vour of the gu­ests. Sir Al­ex Fer­guson: “The most im­port­ant thing was to make sure that we made bet­ter use of the ball and use Way­ne Roo­ney more be­cause I felt that the play­er has the meas­ure of them at the back.” AC Mil­an Te­am: Dida, Daniele Bonera, Thi­ago Silva, Aless­andro Nesta, Massimo Am­brosini, Luca Ant­onini, Da­vid Beck­ham, Ron­ald­inho, Al­ex­an­dre Pato, Klaas Jan Hunte­laar, An­drea Pirlo. Sub­stitutes: Ig­nazio Abate, Gi­useppe Favalli, Math­ieu Flamini, Gen­naro Gat­tuso, Clar­ence Seedorf, Fil­ippo In­zaghi, Chris­ti­an Ab­bi­ati. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Ed­win van der Sar, Ra­fael, Jon­ny Evans, Rio Fer­dinand, Pat­rice Ev­ra, Ji-sung Park, Mi­chael Car­rick, Dar­ren Fletch­er, Nani, Paul Scho­les, Way­ne Roo­ney. Sub­stitutes: Dar­ron Gib­son, Di­m­it­ar Ber­batov, Wes Bro­wn, Ga­ry Ne­ville, Va­lencia, Mi­chael Owen, To­masz Kuszczak.


Manchester United Quickfacts

Reign­ing Fir­st Di­vi­sion Cham­pi­ons Man­chester Uni­ted de­feated An­der­lecht 2-0 in front of a 35,000 crowd at Park Astrid on the 12th of Septem­ber 1956 in the club´s fir­st ever Euro­pean fixture.


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