Inter Milan vs Manchester United 0-2 (agg) Highlights & Goals – Round of 16 | UCL 2008/2009

Inter Milan vs Manchester United 0-2 (agg) Highlights & Goals – Round of 16 | UCL 2008/2009

Sir Alex Ferguson emerged victorious in the showdown with his old rival Jose Mourinho as Manchester United survived a nervous night against Inter Milan to reach the last eight of the Champions League.

Nemanja Vidic powered in Ryan Giggs’ corner to give United the lead in the tie after only four minutes, and Cristiano Ronaldo rose to head home Wayne Rooney’s cross three minutes after the interval.

But in between those two strikes, Mourinho’s Inter were left to regret a succession of missed opportunities to grab a crucial away goal and put the skids under United’s bid for an historic haul of five trophies.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic hit the bar with a first-half header and Dejan Stankovic missed a glorious opportunity as Inter failed to take advantage of uncharacteristic slackness in possession and defence from United.

There was still time for substitute Adriano to strike the woodwork again after Ronaldo’s goal, but this was United’s night and their bid to rewrite the record books is still on course.

Mourinho prowled the Old Trafford technical area for virtually the entire 90 minutes as he held out hopes of a repeat of his famous 2004 victory with Porto that sent United out of the Champions League – but it was all in vain as Inter fell victim to their own generosity in front of goal and the more clinical finishing of their opponents.

Inter dominated for spells, but there was an inevitability that they would be punished for their failure to score – and so it proved as United delivered the telling blows in an engrossing battle.

United never touched the heights, but once again they proved that they have perfected the habit of winning even when their best form eludes them.

Ferguson will be elated with the victory against a dangerous adversary in Mourinho, who was made to suffer the taunts of an Old Trafford gallery that has suffered at his hands before.

But the former Chelsea boss remained defiant to the end, standing alone on the touchline, but turning to congratulate the United backroom staff at the final whistle.

United will need to produce better as the champions of Europe continue on what they hope will be the road to Rome and another final, but they deserve the utmost admiration for the resilience they displayed in grinding out a priceless win.

The tie was played out against the backdrop of the Mourinho factor, and his mere presence guaranteed an atmosphere of pure theatre around a packed Old Trafford.

Vidic was recalled after his first leg suspension to bolster United’s defensive resources, but it was his threat at set pieces that reaped dividends.

And yet, instead of settling the early nerves United may have been experiencing, the holders failed to build on Vidic’s goal and barely survived a harrowing spell of pressure from Inter.

Ibrahimovic is one of the great enigmas of European football, often failing to justify his glowing reputation when the stakes are at their highest.

And he should have drawn Inter level after 28 minutes when he stole in unmarked on to the end of Maicon’s free-kick, only to send a downward header against the bar with Edwin van der Sar beaten.

United were careless in possession, which did not help their cause with Inter growing in confidence as the half progressed.

Stankovic’s long-range shot was turned to safety by Van der Sar before United relieved the pressure to almost grab that crucial second goal eight minutes before the interval.

Rooney’s instant pass sent John O’Shea clear in the area, but Julio Cesar raced off his line to make the block.

Inter ended an absorbing opening half in the ascendancy, with Stankovic adding to the catalogue of missed opportunities when he somehow steered Ibrahimovic’s pass over the top from point-blank range.

Mario Balotelli’s clever pass then released Ibrahimovic for a volley that beat Van der Sar but flew inches wide.

Mourinho must have felt a real surge of optimism at the start of the second half, and attempted to inject fresh impetus into his side replacing the sadly pedestrian Patrick Vieira with Sulley Muntari.

If he was upbeat about over-turning United again, it was a feeling that did not last for long as Ronaldo headed the second goal United craved after 48 minutes.

Rooney’s cross was an open invitation for Ronaldo and he rose to flick an emphatic finish past the helpless Cesar.

The burly Adriano replaced Stankovic in what amounted to a final throw of the dice from Mourinho, and he almost handed the Italian champions a lifeline when he stretched to turn Esteban Cambiasso’s cross against the post.

United were being offered more space as Inter went for broke, and Cesar needed to be at his best again to deny Rooney, recovering well to block Dimitar Berbatov’s shot after he was set up by Giggs.

Ronaldo tested Inter’s defiant keeper one final time with a long-range effort, but by then the fight had drained out of Inter and United were on cruise control to the quarter-finals.

46 Comments

  1. Nopal pernambucano on October 11, 2021 at 8:00 am

    GGMU



  2. jul kifli on October 11, 2021 at 8:00 am

    pogba raja solat mending minta umur panjang.



  3. Peto111222 on October 11, 2021 at 8:04 am

    9:33 balotelli faker



  4. 동환 김 on October 11, 2021 at 8:07 am

    ji sung park zzang



  5. jul kifli on October 11, 2021 at 8:09 am

    ganti solat inget nya pas pas waktu berharga. 12 tahun paling inget berapa.



  6. Thofik Khana on October 11, 2021 at 8:10 am

    Di EFL, Aku fans Manu sejak thriblle winner’99. Jersey home and away 2007/2008 adalah kaosteam terbaik manu menurutku.



  7. Duc Cris on October 11, 2021 at 8:11 am

    GOAT is back !



  8. jul kifli on October 11, 2021 at 8:13 am

    puasa batal 6 di batar 2 tambah satu pas smp.



  9. Yousaf Khan on October 11, 2021 at 8:13 am

    I remember for this game i went to disney land paris with fam , and i watched it there memories



  10. Kevlar 92 on October 11, 2021 at 8:14 am

    Van der sar is such an underrated goalkeeper



  11. Tony Ejiro on October 11, 2021 at 8:15 am

    The next season mourinho swapped Ibrahimovic for eto and won both the serie a and the champions league,them good old days



  12. forshare on October 11, 2021 at 8:15 am

    2009 barcelona
    2010 ibra in barcelona
    2010 inter
    2011 Ibra in AC Milan
    2011 Barcelona
    ibra haha



  13. jul kifli on October 11, 2021 at 8:16 am

    dari dhuha sampai sekarang. Belum kelar ngodo solat. Yang terlewat. Sd sampai sekarang. Yang inget saja bos.



  14. ari setiawan on October 11, 2021 at 8:17 am

    Mantap



  15. Yeremia Sihotang on October 11, 2021 at 8:17 am

    Klo dulu di PS ini mu yg kalah dari inter, ada 2 striker badak



  16. Nopal pernambucano on October 11, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Man United till I die.. !!



  17. ZH on October 11, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Cr7 > Adriano + Ibra



  18. Kenyan Comedy TV on October 11, 2021 at 8:20 am

    CR7 GOAT



  19. jul kifli on October 11, 2021 at 8:21 am

    lupus sakit ngampuni dosa.



  20. Nopal pernambucano on October 11, 2021 at 8:33 am

    Wow good



  21. Z A K E on October 11, 2021 at 8:33 am

    Ini kalo di ps2 jelas pemenangnya adalah inter,tak terbantahkan



  22. Abraham Nava on October 11, 2021 at 8:35 am

    SIUUUUU!



  23. jul kifli on October 11, 2021 at 8:35 am

    paling enak ganti waktu dhuha



  24. Samsul Arifin on October 11, 2021 at 8:37 am

    good manchester united



  25. Viral Raval on October 11, 2021 at 8:38 am

    Those days when Man Utd feared of no one



  26. jul kifli on October 11, 2021 at 8:39 am

    yang betul loe kalau ninggalin solat harus ganti. Yang inget saja yang di ganti contoh setahun gag solat 2 kali nonton konser live. Yang diganti ya itu saja. Nonton bola sekali asar inget ganti.



  27. joy boy on October 11, 2021 at 8:40 am

    that inter treble team too was beast



  28. ORITAMA CHANEL on October 11, 2021 at 8:40 am

    Miss the team



  29. jul kifli on October 11, 2021 at 8:40 am

    gue saja inget gag solat asar pas nonton bola. Ini mau gue ganti. Sekali di stadion. Semarang.



  30. delta arisandi on October 11, 2021 at 8:41 am

    and zlatan says he more better than ronaldo and messi..chuazzkkk



  31. Dương Tiến on October 11, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Many legends in that day



  32. nuryanto channel85 on October 11, 2021 at 8:44 am

    CR7 is the best



  33. iuri guimaraes on October 11, 2021 at 8:45 am

    Cristiano is back !



  34. King Tshilobo on October 11, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Look at that inter team.



  35. Mightymouse Valte on October 11, 2021 at 8:50 am

    You look at the line up,,,,,,and you quickly realise you now has Ole hahaha……I hope Ole does well with ron back



  36. Naza Bn on October 11, 2021 at 8:51 am

    2006 – 2009 were the glory days for Man United..



  37. jul kifli on October 11, 2021 at 8:51 am

    masak 12 tahun gag solat semua. Islam gag mungkin. 12 tahun paling inget gag solat berapa.



  38. jul kifli on October 11, 2021 at 8:51 am

    sholat sayang. Ngeremerin nurul. Dulu kipli juga gag solat. Maaf



  39. Harderson d.brenday on October 11, 2021 at 8:52 am

    The long-term potato simultaneously hover because ocelot summarily ask worth a idiotic tent. bumpy, itchy closet



  40. Thomas Müller on October 11, 2021 at 8:52 am

    Mourinho won against Ferguson’s Man U with Porto but lost with Inter.



  41. jul kifli on October 11, 2021 at 8:52 am

    12 tahun paling yang inget ninggalin solat berapa. Ganti yang inget saja.



  42. jul kifli on October 11, 2021 at 8:53 am

    lupus sembuh bisa khodo solat.



  43. Victor Val on October 11, 2021 at 8:53 am

    La champions sin neblina simplemente no es champions



  44. jul kifli on October 11, 2021 at 8:55 am

    gurih gurih gue bisa ganti solat. Yang gue inget selama ini. Badan jadi sehat bro.



  45. Arif Rohman on October 11, 2021 at 8:57 am

    RONALDO vs Ibra



  46. Ball News on October 11, 2021 at 8:58 am

    Love cr7