AC Milan   2

Ronaldinho (3), Seedorf (85)

Man United   3

Scholes (36), Rooney (66, 74)

16 February 2010, San Siro Attendance: 78,587

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AC Milan
1Dida
25Bonera
13Nesta
33Thiago Silva
77Antoninisub19
32Beckhamsub10
21Pirlo
23Ambrosini
80Ronaldinhogoalyellow card
25Huntelaarsub9
7Pato
Subs:
12Abbiati
8Gattuso
9Inzaghisub25
10Seedorfsub32goal
16Flamini
19Favallisub77
20Abate
Man United
1Van der Sar
2Rafaelsub6
5Ferdinand
6Evans
3Evra
24Fletcher
16Carrickyellow cardred card
18Scholesgoal
17Nanisub7
10Rooneyyellow cardgoalgoal
7Park
Subs:
29Kuszczak
2Neville
6Brownsub2
28Gibson
7Valenciasub17
9Berbatov
7Owen

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16/02/2010 21:35, Report by Steve Bartram
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Milan 2 United 3

United recovered from a nightmare start to romp to an impressive - and potentially decisive - away victory against AC Milan in the Champions League second round, first leg.

Ronaldinho put the Rossoneri ahead inside three minutes and the hosts spurned several opportunities to further their advantage before Paul Scholes' fortunate leveller 10 minutes before half-time. The Reds dominated midfield after the break, however, and two headers from Wayne Rooney gave Sir Alex Ferguson's side two more priceless away goals.

Clarence Seedorf impishly back-heeled the hosts back into the tie and Michael Carrick was dismissed for a second booking as Milan finished strongly, but United's first ever victory at the San Siro gives the Reds a vital lead ahead of the second leg at Old Trafford.

Much of the pre-match fanfare centred around David Beckham's first clash with United since leaving Old Trafford in 2003. In truth, it was Ronaldinho, the man unsuccessfully earmarked to replace Beckham, who had the greater influence for Leonardo's side.

United could hardly have made a worse start. Just over two minutes had passed when Patrice Evra's attempt to clear Beckham's free-kick only went as far as Ronaldinho, and the Brazilian's right-footed volley took a telling deflection off Carrick and flew past the committed Edwin van der Sar.

The Reds were rocked, while Milan were galvanised into dominance. Ronaldinho, clearly relishing the occasion, drew a smart stop from van der Sar with another close-range effort as the hosts aimed to forge a greater advantage.

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