Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes delivered a clutch long-range bomb of a goal to help Man U top Barcelona, 1-0, in the second leg of their semifinal series, earning the Red Devils a place in the UEFA Champions League final for the first time since the club won the treble in 1999.
In what was a fast-paced match throughout, Man U weathered an early onslaught by Barcelona before taking control of the match after a Gianluca Zambrotta turnover left Scholes with a clear shot from 25 yards out. Long known for his long-range shooting prowess, Scholes didn’t disappoint, blasting a right-footed laser into the top right corner of goal.
Here is the goal for those of you who haven’t seen it (or those of you who simply want to see it again):
It’s hard to single out individual performances today for Man U when so many players stepped up. From Edwin Van Der Sar to Rio Ferdinand to Park Ji Sung to Patrice Evra. Barcelona had its chances but Manchester United held together and shut out a struggling Barcelona attack that failed to score in 180 minutes of soccer against Manchester United.
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