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Thursday, November 28, 2013

UEFA Champions League: Manchester United thrash Leverkusen

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The European Champions League, where several teams were on the verge of qualifying for the knockout stage of the competition. One of them was Manchester United who travelled to Bayer Leverkusen, the Reds going through to the next round, and in some style - putting 5 past the home side.
David Moyes arrived off the back of a pretty disappointing draw in the League against Cardiff at the weekend.
And while his pre-decessor, this guy, Sir Alex, would probably be doing better in the Premiership, his successor hasn’t been doing too badly at all in Europe.
A win, would be enough to see them qualify with a game in hand. And they opened the scoring mid-way through the first half.
Giggs finding Rooney who takes his time before chipping to the backpost. It’s not cleared by the defender and Antonio Valencia slides in to poke home.
10 minutes later and again Rooney with the assist. What a free-kick this is, whipped in. And Chris Smalling appears to have got the flick but the last touch actually came off Spachic for an own goal. United doubling their lead. And making the team, second in the Bundesliga look pretty ordinary.
The third came from another set-piece after half time. Rooney's shot is saved but Jonny Evans is on hand to tap home.
Soon it was 4. Kagawa slipping it through to Rooney who chips the keeper and Smalling does eventually get his goal, managing to stay on side too.
Giggs, 2 days away from his 40th birthday, then plays this pin-point ball through to Nani. Check out the control on the chest taking it away from the keeper. And what about that for a finish. 5-0 the final score. And United are through to the last 16.

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