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  • Manchester United 1-2 Ajax: Chicharito, Özbiliz , Alderweireld score

    Manchester United's 1-2 defeat of Ajax Amsterdam in the second leg 32 of the Europa League. Despite losing, the 'Red Devils' will qualify on an aggregate basis.

    Manchester United started the game at Old Trafford on Thursday(23/02/2012) very well. Their immediate superior in the early minutes goal by Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez.

    Before the break, Ajax managed to reply. A shot Aras Ozbiliz goalkeeper David de Gea.

    In the second half, the visitors appeared very offensive. But, they can only struck another goal, namely the header past Toby Alderweireld.

    With this defeat, Manchester United will qualify 3-2 on aggregate after a 2-0 win at the first meeting. In the next round, Sir Alex Ferguson's troops will be challenged Athletic Bilbao.

    The game

    MU was ahead when the game was only six minutes. Preceded the success of Park Ji-sung to cut the ball in midfield, Dimitar Berbatov then sent a breakthrough in the direction of Hernandez.

    After trick Alderweireld, Hernandez then faced with goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer. With the cold, the Mexican striker sent the ball into the goal.

    Hernandez again endanger the movement of the Ajax goal in the 15th minute. However, mature feedback Hernandez released towards Berbatov can be driven by Jan Vertonghen at the mouth of the goal.

    Seven minutes later, Ajax have a good chance of passing Ozbiliz kick in the penalty box. But, David de Gea still spry secure Chelsea's goal.

    Entering the 38th minute, Ozbiliz truly the home team's goalkeeper. Hard shot from the front left leg was unable to reach the penalty box by De Gea.

    Tom Cleverley Kans obtained in the 42nd minute could not make Manchester United winning again. His shot from outside the box 16 can be countered by Vermeer.

    At halftime, the score was still 1-1.

    At the beginning of the second half, the visitors launched a barrage against MU. Nicolas Lodeiro a shot at the 57th minute thin float over the bar.

    A few moments later, Ajax almost equalized. Welcoming Christian Eriksen corner kick, Siem De Jong won the duel air and the ball toward the goal. Unlucky for him, De Gea showed tremendous reflexes and can be brushed off the ball.

    MU counter-attack on the 73rd minute almost scored fruitful. Comb from the right wing, Nani and then stabbed into the fire from outside the area. The ball hit the crossbar was Ajax.

    Ajax back ahead in the 87th minute. A free kick by Alderweireld Ozbiliz forwarded to Chelsea's goal with his head. De Gea've tried to block the ball, but the skin round it sped into the net.

    After the goal Alderweireld, Ajax need one more goal to qualify. But, until the end of the game, their efforts were fruitless.

    The lineup
    Man Utd: De Gea, Rafael Da Silva, Jones, Smalling, Fabio Da Silva, Nani, Park, Cleverley (Scholes 61 '), Young (Evans 61'), Hernandez, Berbatov (Welbeck 72 ')

    Ajax: Vermeer, Van Rhijn, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Koppers (Klaassen 46 '), De Jong, Anita, Eriksen (Serero 60'), Ozbiliz, Lodeiro (Blind 81 '), Sulejmani


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