02 April 2008

UEFA Champions League Round Up: Day 1

Roma 0 – Manchester United 2

man u v roma

With goals from Ronaldo (39’) and Rooney (66’) Manchester united come away with a comfortable aggregate lead over Roma.

Schalke 0 – Barcelona 1

bojan krkic v schalke

Bojan Krkić, at 17 years of age, becomes the second youngest player to score in the Champions League. (The youngest player to score being Peter Ofori-Quaye, of Ghana, who scored for Olympiacos in 1997 at 17 years and 195 days, beating Krkić by just 21 days. Krkić knocks Cesc Fabregas to third by only a single day.) The Barcelona youngster scored from close range when Thierry Henry squared the ball to him after Henry’s first shot was saved by Schalke’s goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer.

With both teams scoring crucial away goals, it's looking likely to be Manchester United against Barcelona in the semi-finals.

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