Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
More Champs League Agony for Man Utd
The Independent, November 22nd, 2006 1:53PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Scottish champ Celtic clinched passage into the second round of the UEFA Champions League by scoring a 1-0 victory over Manchester United yesterday at Parkhead. Shunsuke Nakamura once again beat Edwin van der Sar from a free kick, this time from some 25 yards away from goal; his perfect curling free kick left the Dutch keeper absolutely helpless. With 10 minutes remaining, United was sent scrambling for an equalizer, and it was Luis Saha who twice wasted golden opportunities. The first incident was a one-on-one with Artur Boruc; Saha was casual in his attempt to lob the Celtic keeper because he thought he was in an offside position. The second was a penalty kick brilliantly saved by Borduc two minutes from time. Celtic captain Neil Lennon later revealed that Gary Neville, the Red Devils captain, predicted that Saha would miss, because his "head was gone" due to the earlier mistake. United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was furious with the performance, which now leaves the Red Devils' hopes of qualification in doubt after the club's second straight Champions League loss. "We're disappointed," Ferguson said. "We threw it away, no question. We had some good opportunities but our finishing was disappointing. To qualify we need to get a point against Benfica." In fact, it's the same situation the Red Devils were faced with last year: needing just a point at home to qualify against Benfica, United lost, crashing out of the Champions League. Celtic manager Gordon Strachan, whose team automatically qualify for the next round based on its head-to-head record with United, was obviously elated. "I did not know until 15 minutes after the end that we'd qualified. I didn't believe it. I still don't. But I'll get up early and if I see it on Teletext I'll believe it," he said. Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Report: NYCFC Eyes Queens Stadium    
New York City FC is considering building its stadium near the Acqueduct Racetrack in Queens, Capital ...
Ronaldo on Track to Break European Scoring Records    
If he remains injury-free this season, Cristiano Ronaldo should become the all-time leading scorer in both ...
Jardim: Monaco "Superior" in UCL Opener    
Leanardo Jardim hailed AS Monaco's "superior" display in Tuesday's 1-0 win against Bundesliga giant Bayer Leverkusen ...
Rodgers: 'Balotelli Needs to Stay in the Box'    
Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers said that Mario Balotelli needs to stay in the penalty area more ...
Casillas Booed at Home    
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said he didn't hear the sections of the Bernabeu crowd that ...
'Perfect' Dortmund Brushes Gunners Aside    
Borussia Dortmund cruised to a 2-0 win against Premier League giant Arsenal in the opening game ...
Simeone: Atletico Spurned Chances in UCL Loss    
Spanish champ Atletico Madrid on Tuesday slumped to a surprise 3-2 defeat at Olympiakos on the ...
Johnson Steps Down as Fox's Lead Soccer Broadcaster     
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Gus Johnson reveals that he will no longer be Fox's ...
Barca Names Training Field After Vilanova     
Barcelona on Tuesday announced that a field at the club's training ground would be named after ...
Bayern Injury Crisis Ahead of City Visit     
Bayern Munich is struggling with injury concerns ahead of its UEFA Champions League home opener against ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives