• Short Summary

    EUROPEAN CUP REIGNING CHAMPIONSHIP MANCHESTER UNITED SUFFERED A 2-0 DEFEAT AT SAN SIRO STADIUM, MILAN, IN THE FIRST LEG OF SEMI-FINAL.

  • Description

    EUROPEAN CUP REIGNING CHAMPIONSHIP MANCHESTER UNITED SUFFERED A 2-0 DEFEAT AT SAN SIRO STADIUM, MILAN, IN THE FIRST LEG OF SEMI-FINAL. A.C. MILAN CUT THROUGH THE ENGLISH TEAM'S DEFENCE WITH A NON-STOP BARRAGE OF PENETRATING ATTACKS.

    THE 80,000 CROWD APPLAUDED THE CHAMPIONS ONTO THE PITCH, BUT THEIR CHEERS TURNED TO JEERS AS UNITED TOTTERED IN THE FACE OF RELENTLESS MILAN PRESSURE. AT THE OTHER END MANCHESTER'S PUNY ATTACKS MADE LITTLE IMPRESSION ON A MILAN DEFENCE WHICH HAS CONCEDED ONLY II GOALS IN 26 ITALIAN LEAGUE MATCHES THIS SEASON.

    MILAN'S ARGENTINE-BORN CENTRE FORWARD ANGELO SORMANI PUT MILAN INTO THE LEAD IN THE 34TH MINUTE. HE COLLECTED THE BALL AFTER A HEADING DUEL WITH FOULKES AND SHOT IT ACROSS INTO THE CORNER OF THE NET. GOALKEEPER RIMER TOUCHED THE BALL BUT COULD NOT STOP IT.

    SECONDS BEFORE HALF TIME SORMANI HAD ANOTHER CHANCE BUT HEADED WIDE OF AN OPEN GOAL.

    MILAN LOST THEIR STAR FORWARD GIANNI RIVERA WITH AN ANKLE INJURY IN THE FIRST HALF, BUT THE UNITED SKILL OF SORMANI, PRATI AND HAMRIN KEPT THEM FIRMLY ON TOP AND ONLY BRAVE GOALKEEPER BY RIMER SAVED MANCHESTER FROM A ROUT.

    THREE MINUTES AFTER THE INTERVAL HAMRIN SCORED MILAN'S SECOND WHEN A CROSS FRO FOGLI LEFT THE MANCHESTER DEFENCE WIDE OPEN. MILAN REDOUBLED THEIR ATTACK IN THE HOPE OF BEING ABLE TO TRAVEL TO MANCHESTER WITH A THREE-GOAL ADVANTAGE.

    TEMPERS ROSE IN UNITED'S RAGGED DEFENCE AND WITH 14 MINUTES TO GO LEFT BACK FITZPATRICK CLASHED WITH HAMRIN LEFT HIM WRITING ON THE GROUND. CZECH REFEREE CONSULTED A LINESMAN AN SENT FITZPATRICK OFF.

    THE MILAN FANS, ANGERED BY UNITED'S TOUGH TACKLING, CHEERED WHEN STILES WAS CARRIED OFF INJURED TWO MINUTES FROM THE END.

    MILAN AND UNITED ??? AGAIN IN MANCHESTER ON MAY 15. THE OVERALL WINNERS WILL MEET EITHER AJAX AMSTERDAM OR SPARTAK TRNAVA (CZECHOSLOVAKIA) IN THE FINAL IN MADRID ON MAY 28.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7NFDIHLVKSBOS4W3EEUCX3T54
    Media URN:
    VLVA7NFDIHLVKSBOS4W3EEUCX3T54
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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