Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Man United Eliminated From Champions League by Wolfsburg

Manchester United were booted out from the UEFA Champions League , it be their 3rd time in 5 years. The Wolfsburg defeated the Red Devils 3-2 on Tuesday.

Man United need only to outperform or match the result of PSV Eindhoven who were playing ast-place CSKA Moscow. While United were behind deep in the 2nd half, CSKA took a lead, apparently saving the Mancunians' bacon. However, PSV were able to tie the game two minutes later. But the footballing fates seemed to smile at United yet again as Wolfsburg scored an own goal, positioning the Red Devils to advance again. But just as quickly, any remaining illusions were dashed when Wolfsburg went ahead in the 84th minute and PSV did the same in the 85th. Wolfsburg and PSV will be advancing on to the next round.

Three minutes in the game, Man United nearly went behind. Andre Schurrle sliced his volley well high on Max Kruse's knock-on header. It was a sign of things to come, with Wolfsburg refusing to put the bulk of their chances away and finish United off once and for all.

And then, in the 10th minute, Anthony Martial finally got another goal, a relief both to himself and his team, which had scored just once in its last three games. He finished coolly on Juan Mata's splendid through ball.

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