• Short Summary

    MANCHESTER UNITED, THE REIGNING EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS, TOOK A DECISIVE STEP TOWARDS THE SEMI-FINALS OF THIS YEAR'S COMPETITION WHEN THEY DEFEATED RAPID VIENNA 3-0 IN A FIRST LEG QUARTER-FINAL MATCH IN MANCHESTER TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY).

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    MANCHESTER UNITED, THE REIGNING EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS, TOOK A DECISIVE STEP TOWARDS THE SEMI-FINALS OF THIS YEAR'S COMPETITION WHEN THEY DEFEATED RAPID VIENNA 3-0 IN A FIRST LEG QUARTER-FINAL MATCH IN MANCHESTER TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY).

    UNITED PLAYING FROM RIGHT TO LEFT IN THE FIRST HALF, ATTACKED RAPID VIENNA'S NINE-MAN DEFENCE THROUGHOUT THE MATCH AND THRILLED THE 63,000-STRONG CROWD. THE MANCHESTER MEN SHOWED NO LOBS OF FORM ALTHOUGH THEY WERE IN ACTION ONLY 48 HOURS AFTER BEATING BIRMINGHAM CITY 6-2 IN AN ENGLISH CUP TIE.

    A FIRST HALF OF UNRELENTING UNITED PRESSURE BROUGHT LITTLE REWARD UNTIL A MINUTE BEFORE THE INTERVAL WHEN GEORGE BEST SCORED UNITED'S FIRST GOAL AFTER RAPID DEFENDER GEBHARDT HAD SMASHED THE BALL AGAINST HIS OWN GOAL POST.

    UNITED ATTACKED AGAIN IN THE SECOND HALF, THEY REDOUBLED THEIR EFFORTS AND SCORED THROUGH MORGAN AND BEST AGAIN.

    THE WORK OF UNITED'S INTERNATIONAL STARS GEORGE BEST AND BOBBY CHARLTON WERE MAJOR FACTORS IN RAPID'S DEFEAT AND ONLY THE BRILLIANCE OF AUSTRIAN GOALKEEPER FUSCHSBICHLER PREVENTED A HEAVIER DEFEAT.

    RAPID, WHO HAD DEFEATED REAL MADRID IN THE PREVIOUS ROUND, MEET UNITED IN VIENNA FOR THE RETURN LEG ON MARCH 5.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2XBVPFHU1EOSIMIVOIG89F1NX
    Media URN:
    VLVA2XBVPFHU1EOSIMIVOIG89F1NX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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