Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Evra blunder hands advantage to Bayern

Manchester United failed to build on an early lead in their Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich, going down 2-1 in the Allianz Arena.

United got off to the best possible start with a goal after just 66 seconds when Wayne Rooney was left unmarked to volley in Nani's free-kick from close range.

But the visitor’s failed to build on this early strike and Munich gradually began to impose themselves on an increasingly nervous looking Reds rearguard.

Franck Ribery, who gave Gary Neville a hard time, levelled with 13 minutes remaining when his free kick took a deflection off Rooney past Edwin Van der Sar .

United then appeared to be hanging on for a draw until Patrice Evra was caught in possession in the final minute by Ivica Olic who raced clear to score.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s misery was compounded by Rooney then limping off with an ankle injury with only an away goal being a crumb of comfort on a disappointing night for the Old Trafford outfit.

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