Cerezo Osaka 2 Man United 2

Robin van Per­sie could have put Man­chester Uni­ted ahead in the ga­me with­in the fir­st min­ute of the ac­tion, but his ef­fort went straight at the ho­me goal­keeper. In­stead it was Levir Culpi´s Cerezo Osa­ka te­am who went in­to the lead when Ja­pan Un­der-23 in­ter­na­tion­al Kenyu Su­g­imoto fou­nd the back of the net in the 34th min­ute of the clash. Shortly af­ter the re­sump­tion, Eng­land wing­er Ash­ley Young went down in­side the eight­een-yard area and the ref­er­ee awar­ded Man­chester Uni­ted a pen­alty kick which was squan­dered by Ja­pan in­ter­na­tion­al Shinji Ka­gawa, but the mid­field ar­chi­tect ma­naged to re­deem him­self when he con­ver­ted the sub­sequent cor­ner kick in the 54th min­ute of the play. The Ja­pan­ese Lea­gue Di­vi­sion One te­am then sco­red their sec­ond goal of the ga­me thanks to a mag­ni­fi­cent shot from Tak­umi Mi­n­amino on 63 min­utes, on­ly for for­mer Crys­tal Pal­ace play­er Wil­fried Za­ha to ham­mer ho­me in stop­page time ma­king the score­board at Osa­ka Na­gai Sta­dium read 2–2. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: An­ders Linde­gaard, Ra­fael da Silva, Chris Small­ing, Rio Fer­dinand, Phil Jones, Al­ex­an­der Buttner, Ry­an Gig­gs, Shinji Ka­gawa, Ash­ley Young, Dan­ny Wel­beck, Robin van Persie.


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