Manchester United Battle with Roma in the Champions League Quarter Finals
Sparks were flying on and off the pitch as Manchester United lost to AS Roma 2-1, but United grabbed an away goal that could prove to be crucial in next week’s return leg. Off the pitch saw the United fans clashing with Italian authorities in shocking scenes that may lead to UEFA charges for both clubs.
AS Roma 2:1 Manchester United
The game itself was sparked into life as Nike Total 90 Supremacy football boot wearer Paul Scholes picked up two unnecessary yellow cards and was dismissed after only 34 minutes. United switched formation to try and contain the Italians, but inevitably Roma scored in the 44th minute through Rodrigo Taddei’s deflected shot. The second half saw a more determined and comfortable United press back, leading to a 60th minute Rooney goal, which was coolly taken and exquisitely executed. Roma, though eventually made their advantage tell, with sub Marko Vucinic coming on and in the 66th minute grabbing the goal that gave Roma the lead, but also sets up an intriguing return leg, with United definitely still in the hunt for a semi-final place.
Roma captain and Diadora football boot wearer Francesco Totti had an excellent match, that had been billed as the Ronaldo v Totti showdown. Despite the lack of a goal, Totti’s mobility made marking him a nightmare and he combined well with fellow Diadora football boot wearer Mancini for the first goal and played his part in the decider.
Totti wears specially created Diadora signature football boots, based on the Diadora ”Pro Line” Totti 10 football boot – a lightweight version of the Diadora Maximus with increased speed, comfort and stability. When asked if he’d ever consider playing in England the Roma Captain said, “I’ve never liked English football, even if there are some great players there. I don’t like England either because the weather is gloomy.” Let’s hope Manchester provides a suitably gloomy and overcast night for Totti next week!