United Bury Ambition Chelsea


MANCHESTER - Chelsea must forget the ambition of reaching the Champions League title this year. Carlo Ancelotti's squad, should recognize the benefits of Manchester United 2-1 in the second leg. That is, the Blues lost 3-1 on aggregate.

Chelsea needed two goals to qualify for the semi-finals, appeared to attack the 4-3-3 scheme, by relying on Fernando Torres, Nicolas Anelka and Florent Malouda to push the Red Devils defense.

In the meantime, United's own, played a 4-2-3-1 scheme, relying Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez and Wayne Rooney, who placed slightly to the midfield. The Blues immediately suppress host defense since the early minutes.

Torres and Anelka turns to threaten the goal United. However, the header from Torres (min 9) was still rising from goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar. While Anelka kicks (minute 14), was wide of the goal keeper was the Red Devils mainstay.

The host tried to get out of Chelsea's pressure. As a result, Rooney managed to get the first chance for United. Unfortunately, hard kick former Everton striker was still capable caught by Petr Cech.

Actually, United managed to score a goal in minute 27 through Chicharito. Unfortunately, young Mexican striker's header, which continued feedback Ryan Giggs, the referee disallowed. Chicharito considered had already been offside.

Finally, the Red Devils managed to lead 1-0 early, one minute ahead of the first half ended. Starting from the ingenuity of John O'Shea who provide feedback to Giggs, veteran winger Chicharito pass them on to break goalkeeper Cech.

Entering the second half, Chelsea tries to change the game by entering the scheme to replace Torres Didier Drogba and Kalou who occupy positions Salamoun Anelka. Business Ancelotti troops to pursue a two-goal deficit becomes more severe.

The reason, the Blues had to play with 10 men, after Ramires get a second yellow card. Brazilian attacking midfielder, breaking Nani from behind. However, the players still do not give up the visitors. 77 minutes, Drogba scored for Chelsea to open up hope.

Unfortunately, it did not take long, the players immediately respond to United's goals scored by Chelsea. Starting from the bait Giggs, Park Ji Sung kicks off a landscape that can not be prevented from Cech. A score of 2-1 last up to fight was over.

With this 3-1 aggregate victory, then Nemanja Vidic et al awaits the winner of Schalke 04 who will host defending champion Inter Milan, in the second leg quarterfinal match.

Composition Players Manchester United: Van der Sar, O'Shea, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Park, Carrick, Giggs, Nani (Valencia 75), Rooney; Hernandez. Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Alex (Ferreira 78), Terry, Cole; Ramires, Essien, Lampard, Anelka (Kalou 61), Torres (Drogba 45), Malouda.

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