Manchester Utd 2 Rapid 0

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Rap­id Vi­enna 0, Old Traf­ford, UEFA Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue, Septem­ber 25, 1996. A goal each from Nor­way stri­ker Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer and Eng­land in­ter­na­tion­al Da­vid Beck­ham was more than enough to be­at Rap­id Vi­enna at Old Trafford.

Man­chester Uni­ted, who had played out a goal­less Pre­mier Ler­ague draw ag­ainst As­ton Vil­la at Vil­la Park four days earli­er, ex­per­i­enced few prob­lems in de­feat­ing Aus­tri­an Foot­ball Bundes­liga out­fit Rap­id Vi­enna at ho­me. Uni­ted dom­in­ated from the be­gin­ning and took the lead thanks to an op­por­tun­ist­ic clo­se ran­ge fin­ish by Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer in the 19th min­ute of the group sta­ge clash. And just eight min­utes la­ter, Da­vid Beck­ham fou­nd the back of the net from a re­bound af­ter Rap­id Vi­enna and Aus­tria in­ter­na­tion­al goal­keeper Mi­chael Kon­sel had failed to hold his fir­st ef­fort. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Pe­ter Schmei­chel, Ga­ry Ne­ville, De­nis Ir­win, Ga­ry Pal­lister, Ronny John­sen, Karel Pobor­sky, Eric Can­tona, Da­vid Beck­ham, Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer, Roy Ke­ane, Ry­an Gig­gs. Sub­stitutes: Da­vid May, Nicky Butt, An­drew Cole, Jordi Cruy­ff, Rai­mond van der Gouw. Rap­id Vi­enna Te­am: Mi­chael Kon­sel, Tri­fon Ivan­ov, Pe­ter Schot­tel, An­drzej Lesiak, Krzysztof Rata­jczyk, Tho­mas Zin­gler, Pe­ter Sto­ger, Di­et­mar Kuh­bauer, Chris­ti­an Prosenik, An­dreas Heraf, Rene Wag­n­er. Sub­stitutes: Patrick Jovan­ovic, Zor­an Bar­is­ic, Chris­ti­an Stumpf, Ro­man Pivarník, Raimund Hedl.


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