Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Manchester United

MOSCOW -- Manchester United beat Chelsea 6-5 in a rain-soaked penalty shootout to win the European Champions League title today after a 1-1 tie.

In the first final between two English teams, Edwin van der Sar batted away Nicolas Anelka's drive on the 14th kick to give Manchester United its third Champions League title. This championship, following titles in 1968 and 1999, came in the 50th anniversary year of the plane crash that killed eight United players in Munich, Germany.