Otelul 0 Manchester Utd 2

Sir Alex Ferguson

Otelul Gal­ati 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2, The Na­tion­al Arena, UEFA Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue Group Sta­ge, Oct­ober 18, 2011. Man­chester Uni­ted over­came Otelul Gal­ati by 2-0 in Bucharest thanks to two pen­alty goals from Way­ne Roo­ney. Bo­th te­ams were re­duced to ten men in the sec­ond ha­lf of the clash wi­th Ne­manja Vid­ic see­ing a straight red card for a foul on Gab­riel Gi­ur­giu, whi­le Mil­an Perendija re­ceived his march­ing or­ders af­ter two book­able offences. 

The Ro­mani­ans had ap­par­ently de­cided that their on­ly way to win was to re­duce the Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue Group Sta­ge mat­ch in­to a hot-tempered tussle. But as the con­test turned out, The Steel­work­ers lost the Tues­day fix­ture ag­ainst Man­chester Uni­ted 2-0 af­ter hav­ing two pen­alty goals sco­red ag­ainst them dur­ing the sec­ond pe­riod. Fol­low­ing the hard-earned vic­tory over Otelul Gal­ati at The Na­tion­al Arena, Sir Al­ex Ferguson´s Uni­ted now had five points from three ga­mes played, two points adrift of fir­st po­si­tioned SL Ben­fica. Sir Al­ex Fer­guson: “We dom­in­ated pos­ses­sion and we im­proved dur­ing the sec­ond ha­lf, par­tic­u­larly thro­ugh Oli­veira An­der­son, Lu­is Nani, and Way­ne Roo­ney. Those three play­ers changed the ga­me. I was­n’t con­cerned at ha­lf-time, but I knew what I need­ed to say to the play­ers. We had pos­ses­sion, but we did­n’t have any pen­et­ra­tion. We need­ed more of that and in the sec­ond ha­lf we played Roo­ney fur­ther up the field. That made a dif­fer­ence.” Otelul Gal­ati Te­am: Branko Graho­vac, Mil­an Perendija, Cor­nel Rapa, Liviu An­t­al, Ser­gui Costin, Sor­in Frunza, Ioan Filip, Gab­riel Gi­ur­giu, Ionut Neagu, Ad­ri­an Sala­geanu, Brat­is­lav Pun­o­se­vac. Sub­stitutes: Cris­ti­an Bra­net, Silviu Ilie, Cris­ti­an Sar­ghi, Ne­jc Sku­bic, Lauren­tiu Iorga, Gab­riel Vigli­anti, Mar­ius Pena. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: An­ders Linde­gaard, Fa­bio da Silva, Pat­rice Ev­ra, Ne­manja Vid­ic, Chris Small­ing, Oli­veira An­der­son, An­tonio Va­lencia, Lu­is Nani, Way­ne Roo­ney, Mi­chael Car­rick, Javi­er Her­nandez. Sub­stitutes: Da­vid de Gea, Jon­ny Evans, Phil Jones, Dar­ren Fletch­er, Di­m­it­ar Ber­batov, Mi­chael Owen, Dan­ny Welbeck.


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