Man Utd 1-0 (3-0 agg) Roma
United rest their stars, whilst progressing to the Champions League semi finals.
There was a passion about United in the opening exchanges that was electrifying Old Trafford. Attack after attack, the only thing missing was a goal to cap such dominance.
Surprisingly, Roma managed to weather the early storm and forced themselves into the game. Mancini tried to go past Wes Brown in the left channel of the penalty area, Brown slid in to make his tackle, Mancini hit the floor. Penalty.
Ferguson waved his arms about and shouted at the fourth official, how dare the referee give a penalty against United at Old Trafford?
De Rossi, in Totti’s absence, took thepenalty, which he blasted way over the bar.
Perhaps, the penalty mss was the defining moment for Roma, for had they scored it, the pressure would have been on United.
With 20 minutes to go Tevez won the ball in the midfield, he twisted clear of his markers and spread the ball wide to Hargreaves on the right. He surged forward and then pinged in a wonderful cross that Tevez, diving at the near post, directed across Doni and into the far corner.
In the closing stages Gary Neville got a first run-out since 17 March last year.