ROONEY'S DOUBLE GIVES THE UNITED LITTLE STEP TO ATHENS
Giving the opponent two away-goals, the home team came from behind to reach closer the final at Athens when Wayne Rooney struck twice in the second half to help Manchester United beat Milan at Old Trafford in the first leg of UEFA Champions League Semifinals. The United had won in the law against the Italian club following Roma in the Quarterfinals at home.
The away team put on the skipper of Brazilian Kaka behind Alberto Gilardino of lone striker, who seemed little sense of existence, but the attack worked well as Kaka denied Cristiano Ronaldo's opener from the corner and found the second precious away-goal with wonderful speed to lead for good.
The leader on the Premiereship table kept domination during the game but couldn't enter Milan's catenatio. As a result, Rooney's equalizer into the second half was so controvercial as he might have been called off-side by other referee if. It was real, however, that his second strike ending the game was enought to give a hope for Sir Alex Ferguson's side and another game-plan for Carlo Ancelotti's side each other.
The United now has a lot of injured players, lack of which may help Milan grab the ticket for the Final with away-goal at Manchester next leg. Just for exciting game, I expect.
UEFA Champions League 06-07
Semifinals, 1st leg (24 Apr)
Milan 2-3 Manchester Utd