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
Scholes sends Manchester United on to all-English final
by Paul Kennedy, April 30th, 2008 6:45AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  uefa champions league

MOST COMMENTED



[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Nine years after missing the 1999 UEFA Champions League final because he was suspended, Paul Scholes will get a chance to return to the final thanks to his first-half goal that stood up for Manchester United's 1-0 victory over Barcelona in the second leg of their semifinal series.

Scholes scored from almost 30 yards with a shot to the far post that left goalie Victor Valdes with almost no chance. The goal was only the 33-year-old midfielder's second goal of the season but it gave United a 1-0 aggregate victory.

"It was a fantastic goal," United's Alex Ferguson said. "I don't think we can expect Paul Scholes to score 10-15 goals a season as he used to when he was younger but he certainly delivered one for us tonight. It makes up for all the goals he can't score because of his age now. It was a marvelous moment for him. He has come through the ranks here and is one of the great players this club has had."

The victory set up a date on May 21 in Moscow against Liverpool or Chelsea, which meet Wednesday at Stamford Bridge (TV: ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, live, 2:30 pm ET) in the second leg of their semifinal series.

GAME SUMMARY:
April 29 in Manchester
Man. United 1 Barcelona 0. Goal: Scholes 14
Man. United -- van der Sar, Hargreaves, Brown, Ferdinand, Evra (Silvestre, 90+2), Park, Carrick,
Scholes (Fletcher, 77), Nani (Giggs, 77), Tevez, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Barcelona -- Valdes, Zambrotta, Puyol, Milito, Abidal, Xavi, Toure (Gudjohnsen 88), Deco, Messi,
Eto'o (Krkic, 72), Iniesta (Henry, 61).
Referee: Herbert Fandel (Germany).
Att.: 75,061.


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Kristi Lefebvre    
"Right now, we play multiple games in a 3-4 day span which makes it essential to ...
Molino hat trick powers Orlando City to 7-0 rout    
[USL PRO: Week 24] Kevin Molino added to his USL PRO scoring record with a hat ...
D.C. United and Galaxy close in on Sounders    
[MLS: Sunday] D.C. United opened up a four-point lead in the Eastern Conference with a 2-0 ...
Guzan's Aston Villa climbs into third place    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Brad Guzan's Aston Villa beat Hull City, 2-1, to move into third place in ...
A-Rod and Holiday lead FC Kansas City to title    
[NWSL: Final] U.S. national team stars Amy Rodriguez and Lauren Holiday teamed up for both goals ...
FC Edmonton ends Minnesota's unbeaten streak    
[NASL: Fall Week 8] FC Edmonton ended Minnesota United FC's 11-game unbeaten streak with a 2-1 ...
Dempsey hits dozen mark with shin volley    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Clint Dempsey scored his 11th goal of the season, and 12th since he ...
Turmoil in Toronto leads to shakeup    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Less than 24 hours after an embarrassing 3-0 home loss to New England and ...
What They're Saying: Steven Gerrard    
"If he plays like that for us every week and continues to improve, he could be ...
Reign players reward Harvey with turnaround    
[NWSL: Final] Englishwoman Laura Harvey was an easy choice for NWSL Coach of the Year, taking ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives