Bursaspor 0 Man Utd 3


Bursaspor 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 3, Bursa Ata­turk Sta­dium, UEFA Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue Group Sta­ge, Nov­ember 2, 2010. Man­chester Uni­ted had no prob­lems at all in over­com­ing Turk­ish Pre­mier Lea­gue Cham­pi­ons Bursaspor 3-0 in Bursa. Af­ter com­fort­ably beat­ing The Green Cro­codiles, Uni­ted were now un­defeated in 23 mat­ches in all competitions.

In or­der to move ahead, Man­chester Uni­ted gaf­fer Sir Al­ex Fer­guson had taken a clean break from the Rooney­g­ate af­fair be­fore the Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue en­counter ag­ainst Bursaspor in Bursa. And al­though Uni­ted were red hot  fa­vour­ites to win the mat­ch at the Bursa Ata­turk Sta­dium, the ex­per­i­enced head coach could hardly have beeen ac­cused of un­der­es­tim­at­ing Bursaspor as the vis­it­ing play­ers com­pletely si­lenced the bois­ter­ous ho­me crowd wi­th a breath­tak­ing dis­play af­ter the break. Man­chester Uni­ted were the bet­ter te­am by far as they quite simply out­classed the Turk­ish Pre­mier Lea­gue out­fit cour­tesy of sec­ond-ha­lf goals from Dar­ren Fletch­er, Gab­riel Ober­tan, and Bebe. Fol­low­ing a re­l­at­ively bor­ing fir­st ha­lf, Man­chester Uni­ted went in­to the lead just three min­utes af­ter the re­sump­tion of play when a bril­liant pass from Mi­chael Car­rick fou­nd Fletch­er who lashed an un­stoppable low shot in­to the far cor­ner, whi­le Ober­tan made the sco­reline read 2-0 in United’s fa­vour in the 73rd min­ute of the con­test, ham­mer­ing ho­me af­ter he got away from the de­fender. Sum­mer sign­ing Bebe then net­ted the third goal in the 77th min­ute of the ac­tion as the Por­tuguese for­ward ran on to a Paul Scho­les pass be­fore he fin­ished from ten yards out. Man­chester Uni­ted now topped Group C wi­th ten points and on­ly need­ed a point in their next fix­ture ag­ainst Ran­gers to seal qual­i­fic­a­tion. As for Bursaspor, the Bursa Ata­turk Sta­dium club had lost all four group ga­mes with­out scor­ing and were rock bot­tom of the group.  Bursaspor Te­am: Di­m­it­ar Ivankov, Ali Tan­dogan, Ibrahim Ozturk, Omer Er­dogan, Gust­av Svens­son, Weder­son, Ivan Er­gic, Fe­d­erico In­sua, Tur­gay Ba­hadir, Ser­can Yil­drim , Volkan Sen. Sub­stitutes: Mustafa Ke­celi, Mil­an Stepan­ov, Bekir Oz­an Has, Oz­an Ipek, Is­mail, Hak­tan Oda­basi, Le­onel Nun­ez, Yavuz Ozkan. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Ed­win van der Sar, Ra­fael da Silva, Chris Small­ing, Ne­manja Vid­ic, Pat­rice Ev­ra, Mi­chael Car­rick, Dar­ren Fletch­er, Lu­is Nani, Paul Scho­les, Di­m­it­ar Ber­batov, Gab­riel Ober­tan. Sub­stitutes: Wes­ley Bro­wn, John O’Shea, Javi­er Her­nandez, Fa­bio da Silva, Ji-Sung Park, Ti­ago Di­as Cor­reia, To­masz Kuszczak.


Bebe Quickfacts

Bebe made his Man­chester Uni­ted de­but as a sec­ond-ha­lf sub­sti­tute in a 5–2 Lea­gue Cup Third Ro­und vic­tory ag­ainst Scun­thorpe Uni­ted at Glan­ford Park on the 22nd of Septem­ber 2010.


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