Wednesday, April 9, 2008

UNITED 1 - AS ROMA 0

Champions League Q/F 2nd Leg
Old Trafford, Wed 9 April


MANCHESTER UNITED 1
(Tevez 70)

AS ROMA 0


Carlos Tevez ensured United's progression to the Champions League semi-finals and a mouth-watering meeting with Barcelona as the Reds ran out 3-0 aggregate winners over AS Roma at Old Trafford. 

The Reds were already two up from the first leg, and Carlos Tevez glanced home Owen Hargreaves cross after 70 minutes to put the result beyond doubt. 

Earlier, Roma passed up a chance to haul themselves back into the tie when De Rossi basted a penalty way over the bar. 

Meanwhile, Barcelona beat Schalke to set up an intriguing semi-final. 

Ferguson decided to leave C. Ronaldo and W. Rooney on the bench with a crucial Premier League match to follow against Arsenal on Sunday. 

The goal eventually came in the 70th minute thanks to Tevez fourth goal in the Champions league and his 17th of the season. 

Further good news for the buoyant home fans arrived with 10 minutes left when Gary Neville came on for his first appearance since picking up an ankle injury on 17 March 2007. 

Team Line-ups:

United: Van der Sar, Brown, Ferdinand, Pique, Silvestre, Hargreaves, Park, Carrick (O'Shea 74), Anderson (Neville 81), Giggs (Rooney 74), Tevez. 
Subs not used: Kuszczak, Ronaldo, Scholes, Welbeck.

Roma: Doni, Panucci, Mexes, Juan, Cassetti (Tonetto 56), De Rossi, Pizarro (Giuly 69), Taddei (Esposito 81), Perrota, Mancini, Vucinic.
Subs not used: Curci, Cicinho, Alquilani, Brighi. 
Booked: Perrota.

Attendance: 74,423

Referee: Tom Ovrebo (Norway).

Man of the Match: Owen Hargreaves.