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Manchester United vs. Schalke: Your Running Commentary

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One game is all that stands in the way of a 2009 UEFA Champions League final rematch.

Manchester United takes its 2-0 aggregate lead into Wednesday's semifinal second leg against Schalke (2:45 p.m., FX). Should the Red Devils hold on, they'd give themselves the opportunity to avenge the 2-0 loss they suffered to Barcelona in the 2009 final in Rome.

Facing long odds, Schalke will look to spring the upset at Old Trafford. Between Sir Alex Ferguson resting some of his regulars ahead of this weekend's crucial league clash with Chelsea and Schalke getting striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and defender Benedikt Howedes back from injury, the German side could have the ingredients necessary to pull off the road win.

If you will be watching today's match, please feel free to share any thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below. Enjoy the action.


  1. Agree there bud… Social media gives everyone an opinion when more than half shouldn’t be anywhere near a comment board. I miss soccer in the USA being hard to find on tv.

    Feel bad for Schalke null vier, not oh four, as they were the one of the first teams I ever got to see in Europe when they played Bayern in the snow at the old Olympiastadion in Munich. that said, Man U, while I don’t like them, are a class organization and earned thier final.

  2. The worst part was how van der sar sprinted all the way across the field demanding the schalke player be booked.

    Oh wait, that didn’t happen? I must be thinking of someone else then.

  3. This match has 0-0 written all over it. United will dump the ball around, look to counter, and sit on the lead. Evans should not be anywhere near the pitch in a big game. If United choke, I’m sure he will be involved.

  4. Off topic, but over in the SPL Celtic have gifted Rangers the top spot as they’re about to lose to Inverness 3-1.

  5. But I do see your point in regards to Gibson and Evans, I’d prefer they weren’t playing in any kind of big game…

  6. Yes, how dare SAF manage his team well. I hardly think a team fielding Nani, Valencia, Berbatov, Rafael, Van Der Sar, Anderson and Scholes is considered arrogant. Every single one of these players is considered an A team player. Obviously they are resting key players, but there’s a reason for that. And in case you didn’t notice, Inter Milan kind of sucks, as does every Italian team this year (minus AC Milan who lost to the fifth place team in the EPL). Did you see their defense?

  7. Wow…

    SAF is beyond arrogant. He is resting half of the starters against a team that dropped 5 goals on the road in the San Siro.

    I sincerely hope this bites them in the butt, hard.

  8. SAF resting Rooney, Vidic, Hernandez, Giggs and Ferdinand… there might be some more chances for Schalke there.

  9. This has been the least enjoyable Champions league because of how often the knockout rounds were settled in the first leg. Maybe there will be some hint of doubt today?


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