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A night to live long in the memory for Manchester United fans as the side claimed their first Champions League Trophy in 9 long years.

It didn't come easy though as the match dubbed 'the biggest in British club football history' produced the goods in a thrilling spectacle in Moscow.

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring, heading home his 42nd goal of the season inside half an hour before Frank Lampard's somewhat fortuitous goal on the stroke of half time meant United's early dominance failed to give them an advantage at the break.

That goal had an obvious effect on Sir Alex Ferguson's men as Chelsea had the upper hand throughout the second half in a fascinating match before extra time saw Didier Drogba foolishly sent off for an unnecessary slap on Nemanja Vidic.

And so it came to penalties. Cristiano Ronaldo's miss undid converted spot kicks from Carlos Tevez and Michael Carrick before United were thrown their biggest lifeline yet when John Terry's match winning kick hit the post via a slip from the Chelsea man. Anderson stepped up to score before Edwin van der Sar saved Nicolas Anelka's kick to win it and claim a domestic and European double for the team.

Speaking after the match, the Dutch keeper said he's delighted to finally win his second Champions League 13 years after Ajax beat AC Milan and paid tribute to his manager for giving him the chance to go to Old Trafford despite his age.




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Date:Thursday May 22 2008

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