Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Champions League quarterfinal: Bayern Munich drew with Manchester United

Champions League quarter-final first leg, Old Trafford - Manchester United 1 (Vidic 58) Bayern Munich 1 (Schweinsteiger 67)

Bastian Schweinsteiger scored Bayern Munich's equaliser but was sent off late on in an engrossing 1-1 draw with Manchester United in their Champions League quarter-final first leg at Old Trafford.

David Moyes' side were forced to sit back and soak up large swathes of Bayern pressure before unearthing the opening goal on 58 minutes when Nemanja Vidic rose to head Wayne Rooney's corner into the visiting net.

It was a fine goal from the United captain, but the lead lasted only eight minutes when Schweinsteiger pounced on a cushioned header by Mario Mandzukic to rattle a volley high into the net after a lovely cross by Rafinha.

Bayern had their away goal ahead of next week's second leg on April 9 at the Allianz Arena, but Pep Guardiola's European champions will be without the suspended Javi Martinez and Schweinsteiger.

Martinez was booked for a late challenge on Javier Hernandez while Schweinsteiger walked in the dying moments for a second booking after he clattered Wayne Rooney. He claimed Rooney had taken a dive.

United had enjoyed moments of good fortune moments earlier when Antonio Valencia somehow avoid a second yellow and a red for leaping into a poor tackle on Jerome Boateng. But there is very much life left in this tie with United suddenly contemplating the prospect of toppling Europe's leading side on their home patch.

Source: Eurosport

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