Juventus 2 Man United 3
Juventus 2 Manchester United 3, Stadio Delle Alpi, UEFA Champions League Semi-Final Second Leg, April 21, 1999. After being held to 1-1 draw in the first leg at Old Trafford two weeks earlier, Manchester United progressed to the Champions League Final in Barcelona after coming from two goals down to beat Serie A side Juventus 3-2 in the second leg in Turin.
Republic of Ireland international Roy Keane probably played one of his best matches for Manchester United when the strong running midfield combatant skippered his team to victory against Juventus in April 1999. The Old Lady went in front following a mere six minutes of action as Filippo Inzaghi converted a cross ball from Zinedine Zidane, and the Azzurri international scored again just four minutes later when he fired a shot which deflected off Jaap Stam and flew over United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel and into the net. But Manchester United struck back as the omnipresent Keane headed home a well taken flag kick from David Beckham on 24th minutes before Dwight Yorke nodded a cross from striking partner Andy Cole past Juventus custodian Angelo Peruzzi and into the goal in the 34th minute of the tussle to make it 2-2. The hosts plunged into attack following the resumption of the contest, and Inzaghi once again had the ball in the net a minute past the hour mark, but the goal was disallowed for offside by Swiss match official Urs Meier. The Italians searched desperately for a winning goal during the closing stages of the tie, but instead it was Manchester United who scored what turned out to be the winner when Cole found the target from close range with five minutes remaining of the battle in Turin. Unfortunately, Roy Keane, who tried to be everywhere at once, and midfield colleague Paul Scholes were both booked during the encounter with Juventus, and they would both miss the Champions League Final against Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. Juventus Team: Angelo Peruzzi, Ciro Ferrara, Mark Iuliano, Alessandro Birindelli, Antonio Conte, Edgar Davids, Didier Deschamps, Angelo Di Livio, Zinedine Zidane, Gianluca Pessotto, Filippo Inzaghi. Substitutes: Daniel Fonseca, Nicola Amoruso, Paolo Montero, Igor Tudor, Michelangelo Rampulla. Manchester United Team: Peter Schmeichel, Gary Neville, Denis Irwin, Jaap Stam, Ronny Johnsen, David Beckham, Jesper Blomqvist, Nicky Butt, Roy Keane, Andrew Cole, Dwight Yorke. Substitute: Teddy Sheringham, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, David May, Raimond van der Gouw.