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United in Europe, 2007/08

Played 12, Won 9, Drawn 3, Lost 0

Countries visited: Portugal, Italy (x2), Ukraine, France, Spain

Goals For: 19

Goals Against: 5
16/05/2008 09:31, Report by Nick Coppack
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Road to Moscow: United

Follow, follow, follow... 'cos United are going to Moscow.

It's certainly accurate, but what the popular terrace chant doesn't tell you is how the Reds reached Russia. Here, ManUtd.com traces United's path to the Champions League final.

v Sporting Lisbon (a), 19 September 2007
Matchday 1, Group F

Won: 1-0
Cristiano Ronaldo marked the return to his former club in the best possible fashion, scoring the winning goal with a superb diving header in the 62nd minute. But United’s three points were only made safe thanks to a superb display from Edwin van der Sar, who denied the home team time and again with a string of fine saves.

v AS Roma (h), 2 October 2007
Matchday 2, Group F
Won: 1-0
Wayne Rooney’s first goal of the season, a 70th-minute strike that fizzed into the far corner, was enough to settle an absorbing game that saw both sides create (and miss) numerous chances. In the end, a reshuffled Reds defence held on for maximum points.

v Dynamo Kyiv (a), 23 October 2007
Matchday 3, Group F

Won: 4-2
An unusually open and end-to-end affair, this tie saw United produce free-flowing and fluent football for much of the 90 minutes. Kyiv may have played three up front, but it was Cristiano Ronaldo, Carlos Tevez and Wayne Rooney who ran riot.

v Dynamo Kyiv (h), 7 November 2007
Matchday 4, Group F

Won: 4-0
United underlined the gulf in class that existed between the two sides by hammering another four goals past the Ukraine champions. This time, however, the Reds also kept a clean sheet, with Danny Simpson and Gerard Pique standing in admirably for more experienced members of the back four. Pique, in fact, produced a man-of-the-match performance, and got the scoring underway in the 31st minute.

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