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

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[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.


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