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April 7, 2010 at 10:59 PM

Late Arjen Robben strike sinks Man. United, news and notes

Sounders FC had a day off from training Wednesday, so I treated myself to an incredibly entertaining Champions League quarterfinal second-leg between Manchester United and Bayern Munich.
The German side won the first leg 2-1 at home last week. But with the shock inclusion of Wayne Rooney in the lineup, United scored three goals in the first half — two by Nani — to take a seemingly insurmountable 4-2 aggregate lead at Old Trafford.
But Ivica Olic got one back for Bayern before halftime. And then Red Devil’s Rafael was sent off in the 50th minute for his second bookable offense and the visitors went on the attack.
Then came the thunderstrike in the 74th minute from the Dutchman Arjen Robben, that leveled the aggregate score at 4-4, but gave his team the tiebreaker with a valuable second away-goal. Watch the highlights here.
What a match. Bayern plays Lyon, which beat Bordeaux in the all-French quarterfinal, in the semis. Should be good.
On to the links:

The close it out with some videos, a duo of lucky/unlucky.
1. Here’s a penalty kick that was unlucky for the goalkeeper.

2. Here’s a goalkeeper that was lucky a forward didn’t want to score.

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