Champions League final
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, 21 May 2008
Attendance: 69,552

(Ronaldo 26)

(Lampard 45)


United: Van der Sar; Brown (Anderson 119), Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Hargreaves, Scholes (Giggs 87), Carrick, Ronaldo; Tevez, Rooney (Nani 101).

Subs not used: Kuszczak, Silvestre, O'Shea, Fletcher.

27/05/2011 10:14, Report by James Tuck

European triumphs: 2008

Fifty years on from Munich, United became champions of Europe for the third time with a dramatic shoot-out victory over Chelsea in rain-soaked Moscow.

Cristiano Ronaldo put the Reds ahead midway through the first half, rising highest to head home his 42nd goal of the season from Wes Brown's cross.

But Chelsea hit back just before the break when Michael Essien's deflected shot found its way through to Frank Lampard, who tucked past Edwin van der Sar.

Chances for both sides came and went in the second period and in extra time. Ryan Giggs became United's all-time record appearance-maker and Didier Drogba was sent off for a slap on Nemanja Vidic, but the Blues held on for penalties.

Nine spot-kicks later, John Terry could have won the cup... but ultimately Edwin was to be the hero, shutting out Nicolas Anelka to spark delirious scenes in the Luhzniki Stadium.

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