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miércoles, mayo 21, 2008

Manchester United Wins. Barely.

Edwin van der Sar

90 minutes of really exceptional soccer in a very few sentences:

Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Manchester United in the 26th minute. Frank Lampard tied it for Chelsea in the 45th minute. That meant penalty kicks:

Petr Cech, maybe the world's greatest Goalkeeper, blocked Cristiano Ronaldo's shot on the third pk. John Terry then missed, hitting the post. Anderson and the ancient Ryan Giggs scored for Manchester; Salomon Kalou scored for Chelsea. Manchester Keeper Edwin van der Sar, the hero of the match, then batted away Nicolas Anelka's shot, giving Manchester United the win, 6-5 on pks.

The penalty kicks came in a pelting rain. Great television. Chelsea fans would like a re-do.

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