Friday, May 23, 2008

Manchester United beat Chelsea, 6-5, in a rain-soaked penalty shootout in Moscow to win the European Champions League title Wednesday night following a 1-1 tie.
In the first final between two English teams, Edwin van der Sar batted away Nicolas Anelka's drive on the 14th kick to give Manchester United its third Champions League title. It came in the 50th anniversary year of the plane crash that killed eight United players in Munich, Germany.
Cristiano Ronaldo had scored in the 26th minute for Manchester United, his 42nd goal of the season. Frank Lampard tied it for Chelsea in the 45th.

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