David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7498 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1000 times:
Well Old Trafford saw the result of Ruud van Nistelrooy 4 Sparta Prague 1 with Karel Porborsky sent off for Sparta.
RvN's goals were a typical assortment for him: a penalty, an "offside" goal, a hopeless back pass to him which allowed him to go round the keeper and a challenge in the penalty area before placing the ball in the net.
Attacking wise, Utd looked okay but there were still some bad misses but defensively, there were some worrying moments as Sparta did have more shots on goal than Utd (and they should have had at least 1 penalty).
Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 990 times:
I was just going to mention the standing ovation for Poborsky. Nice gesture from the United fans. Also remember the ovation for Ronaldo (Real Madrid) when he left the pitch after scoring 3 goals against United, sending them out of the Champ League two years ago.
Ruud was offside on the last goal which came in extra time.
And btw, there was never a penalty if you refer to Keane's tackle in the 2nd half. The tackle occured outside the box, so definitly a free kick.
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