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18/12/2008107 - WeatherClear Night
3:5 (0:2)
  • Masato YAMAZAKI (74')
  • Yasuhito ENDO (85' PEN)
  • Hideo HASHIMOTO (90'+1)
  • Nemanja VIDIC (28')
  • CRISTIANO RONALDO (45'+1)
  • Wayne ROONEY (75' 79')
  • Darren FLETCHER (78')

Summary

United hit five in thriller
A brace from Wayne Rooney helped Manchester United on their way to a 5-3 win over Gamba Osaka in an incredible match in Yokohama. More »

Line-ups

22
1
2
2
5
3
7
5
9
7
11
8
13
11
17
15
21
17
27
18
30
32

Substitute(s)

1
29
29
40
8
10
10
13
18
16
19
19
20
21
23
22
6
23
14
24
16
28
24
9

Coaches

Akira NISHINO (JPN)
(SCO) Alexander Chapman FERGUSON

Officials

Referee: Benito Armando ARCHUNDIA TELLEZ (MEX)Assistant Referee 1: Hector DELGADILLO (MEX)Assistant Referee 2: Marvin TORRENTERA (MEX)Fourth official: Mohamed BENOUZA (ALG)

Statistics

18Shots17
2Corner kicks5
1Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
50%Possession (%)50%
  • Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) heads the ball to score against Japan's Gamba Osaka
  • England's Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic (C) is congratulated by teammate Cristiano Ronaldo (R) and Rio Ferdinand
  • Japan's Gamba Osaka midfielder Tomokazu Myojin (C, #17) and Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic (L) fight for the ball
  • England's Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney (C) receives a yellow card from referee Benito Archundia
  • Manchester United dedfender Nemanja Vidic (2nd R) and his teammate Ryan Giggs (2nd L) celebrate
  • England's Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney (2nd L) is congratulated by his teammate forward Nani (L) after scoring

"The fans got their money's worth today. It was a great match, and the score could have been even higher by the final whistle. I'm very pleased we've made it to the final, but we will be facing a stern test," Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United coach