Match statistics

ArsenalMan. United

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target5
 
10
Attempts off target5
 
4
Corners7
 
6
Offsides3
 
4
Fouls committed20
 
10
Yellow cards3
 
0
Red cards0
1

Standings

 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    We expected drama tonight but few would have forseen it coming with United effectively putting the tie to bed inside eleven minutes with goals from Ji-Sung Park and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese added extra gloss to a match United dominated with the only black mark being the red card to Darren Fletcher when conceding a penalty that rules the Scottish midfielder out of the final. United are now just one step away from becoming the first club to retain the UEFA Champions League trophy. They can take that step in Rome against either Chelsea FC or FC Barcelona on 27 May.
  • 90+3
    Nasri (Arsenal) misses the target.
  • 90+1
    Van der Sar (Man. United) makes a save.
  • 90+1
    Adebayor (Arsenal) has an effort on goal.
  • 90+1
    Van der Sar (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 90
    Bendtner (Arsenal) is penalised for a foul on Rafael (Man. United).
  • 89
    Adebayor (Arsenal) is penalised for a foul on Rafael (Man. United).
  • 89
    Ronaldo (Man. United) delivers the free-kick wide.
  • 88
    K. Touré (Arsenal) is penalised for a foul on Ronaldo (Man. United).
  • 88
    Giggs (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 88
    Fàbregas (Arsenal) is penalised for a foul on Carrick (Man. United).
  • 87
    Van der Sar (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 87
    Adebayor (Arsenal) is flagged for offside.
  • 87
    Ronaldo (Man. United) delivers the free-kick wide.
    Cristiano Ronaldo wants his hat-trick and that free-kick moved about in the air before just flying over the Arsenal goal.
  • Yellow Card
    86
    Eboué (Arsenal) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 86
    Eboué (Arsenal) is penalised for a foul on Park Ji-Sung (Man. United).
  • 85
    Van der Sar (Man. United) makes a save.
    Nicklas Bendter flicks on the free-kick but Cesc Fàbregas can only divert it into the grateful arms of Edwin van der Sar from close range.
  • 85
    Fàbregas (Arsenal) has an effort on goal.
  • 85
    Nasri (Arsenal) takes the free-kick.
  • 85
    Rafael (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Eboué (Arsenal).
  • 83
    Fàbregas (Arsenal) misses the target.
  • 83
    Fàbregas (Arsenal) has a shot blocked.
  • 82
    Rafael (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Eboué (Arsenal).
  • 82
    Ferdinand (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    81
    Adebayor (Arsenal) is cautioned by the referee.
    Emmanuel Adebayor catches Michael Carrick on the ankle with the challenge and the United midfielder felt the effects of that one.
  • 81
    Adebayor (Arsenal) is penalised for a foul on Carrick (Man. United).
  • 80
    Van der Sar (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 80
    Adebayor (Arsenal) is penalised for a foul on Rafael (Man. United).
  • Substitution
    79
    Vela (in) - Van Persie (out) (Arsenal)
  • 77
    Fàbregas (Arsenal) takes the corner.
  • 77
    Eboué (Arsenal) takes the free-kick.
  • 77
    Rafael (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Eboué (Arsenal).
  • Goal
    76
    Van Persie (Arsenal) scores from the penalty spot.
    Sir Alex Ferguson does not look impressed as Darren Fletcher clips Cesc Fàbregas as the midfielder runs into the area and concedes a penalty. The red card comes out before Robin van Persie fires the spot-kick into the top corner.
  • Red Card
    75
    D. Fletcher (Man. United) is dismissed.
  • 74
    Fàbregas (Arsenal) was fouled in the penalty area by D. Fletcher (Man. United)
  • 73
    Giggs (Man. United) takes the corner.
  • 73
    Almunia (Arsenal) makes a save.
    Ji-Sung Park charges into the area and brings a decent save out of Manuel Almunia from a tight angle.
  • 73
    Park Ji-Sung (Man. United) has an effort on goal.
  • 72
    Bendtner (Arsenal) misses the target.
  • 70
    D. Fletcher (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 69
    Rafael (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    69
    Nasri (Arsenal) is cautioned by the referee.
    The first booking of the night goes to Samir Nasri as he fouls Darren Fletcher. The French midfielder would miss the final if Arsenal produce a five-goal miracle.
  • 69
    Nasri (Arsenal) is penalised for a foul on D. Fletcher (Man. United).
  • Substitution
    66
    Berbatov (in) - Rooney (out) (Man. United)
  • 66
    Fàbregas (Arsenal) takes the corner.
  • 66
    Eboué (Arsenal) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    65
    Rafael (in) - Evra (out) (Man. United)
  • 64
    Van der Sar (Man. United) makes a save.
  • 64
    Van Persie (Arsenal) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    63
    Bendtner (in) - Walcott (out) (Arsenal)
  • Substitution
    63
    Giggs (in) - Anderson (out) (Man. United)
  • Goal
    61
    Ronaldo (Man. United) scores!
    There is surely no way back for Arsenal now as United break to put the tie out of reach. Cristiano Ronaldo starts and finishes the counterattack, backheeling the initial clearance to Ji-Sung Park. Park releases Wayne Rooney down the left and his low cross is perfect for Ronaldo to drill into the roof of the net in front on the United fans.
  • 60
    Fàbregas (Arsenal) takes the corner.
  • 60
    Nasri (Arsenal) has a shot blocked.
  • 59
    Van Persie (Arsenal) takes the corner.
  • 59
    Fàbregas (Arsenal) takes the free-kick.
  • 59
    Ronaldo (Man. United) is flagged for offside.
  • 58
    Eboué (Arsenal) takes the free-kick.
  • 55
    Van Persie (Arsenal) delivers the free-kick wide.
    Robin van Persie tries to bend in the free-kick from a difficult angle and there is no danger again for Edwin van der Sar.
  • 54
    D. Fletcher (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Sagna (Arsenal).
  • 53
    Almunia (Arsenal) takes the free-kick.
  • 53
    Anderson (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Djourou (Arsenal).
  • 53
    O'Shea (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 53
    Adebayor (Arsenal) is penalised for a foul on Anderson (Man. United).
  • 52
    Rooney (Man. United) takes the corner.
  • 52
    Almunia (Arsenal) makes a save.
    Arsène Wenger may have made a change but the tide has not turned. Cristiano Ronaldo again gets space on the right, cuts inside, fires in from the edge of the area and Manuel Almunia does well to push it wide.
  • 52
    Anderson (Man. United) has an effort on goal.
  • 52
    Anderson (Man. United) takes the corner.
  • 52
    Almunia (Arsenal) makes a save.
  • 52
    Ronaldo (Man. United) has an effort on goal.
  • 51
    Djourou (Arsenal) takes the free-kick.
  • 51
    Vidić (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 51
    Fàbregas (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on D. Fletcher (Man. United).
  • 50
    Sagna (Arsenal) takes the free-kick.
  • 50
    Walcott (Arsenal) fouls.
  • 46
    Rooney (Man. United) delivers the corner.
  • 46
    Evra (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    46
    Eboué (in) - Gibbs (out) (Arsenal)
    Arsenal need a change of fortune and they have wasted no time in trying to change the pattern of the game. Emmanuel Eboué comes on at half-time for full-back Kieran Gibbs.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
  • 45
    Almunia (Arsenal) makes a save.
    Darren Fletcher tees up Cristiano Ronaldo on the edge of the area again and Manuel Almunia is thankful the low strike is straight at him.
  • 45
    Ronaldo (Man. United) has an effort on goal.
  • 44
    Van der Sar (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 44
    Walcott (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Rooney (Man. United).
  • 41
    Song (Arsenal) takes the free-kick.
  • 41
    Ronaldo (Man. United) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 41
    Van Persie (Arsenal) takes the free-kick.
  • 40
    Evra (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Walcott (Arsenal).
  • 39
    Nasri (Arsenal) takes the free-kick.
  • 39
    Ferdinand (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Adebayor (Arsenal).
  • 38
    Ronaldo (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 37
    Fàbregas (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Park Ji-Sung (Man. United).
  • 37
    Ronaldo (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 36
    Song (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ronaldo (Man. United).
  • 36
    Ronaldo (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 35
    Fàbregas (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Anderson (Man. United).
  • 35
    Adebayor (Arsenal) misses the target.
  • 33
    Fàbregas (Arsenal) takes the free-kick.
  • 33
    Vidić (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Adebayor (Arsenal).
  • 32
    Almunia (Arsenal) makes a save.
    Cristiano Ronaldo tries to create a carbon copy of his goal but this free-kick can only find its way into Manuel Almunia's chest.
  • 32
    Ronaldo (Man. United) delivers the free-kick on target.
  • 32
    Sagna (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ronaldo (Man. United).
  • 31
    Ferdinand (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 31
    Nasri (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on D. Fletcher (Man. United).
  • 30
    Van der Sar (Man. United) makes a save.
    Cesc Fàbregas's header was only Arsenal's second shot on target in the whole tie. The frustration is showing in the stands.
  • 30
    Fàbregas (Arsenal) has an effort on goal.
  • 30
    Almunia (Arsenal) makes a save.
    Another strike from Cristiano Ronaldo from outside the area but Manuel Almunia judges the bounce well. Arsenal may feel they need to close United down better in that sort of area.
  • 30
    Ronaldo (Man. United) has an effort on goal.
  • 30
    Van der Sar (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 29
    Adebayor (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Van der Sar (Man. United).
  • 28
    Djourou (Arsenal) takes the free-kick.
  • 28
    Ronaldo (Man. United) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 27
    Van der Sar (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 27
    Adebayor (Arsenal) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 26
    Sagna (Arsenal) takes the free-kick.
  • 26
    Anderson (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Song (Arsenal).
  • 24
    Almunia (Arsenal) takes the free-kick.
  • 24
    Rooney (Man. United) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 23
    Van Persie (Arsenal) delivers the corner.
  • 21
    Rooney (Man. United) misses the target.
  • 21
    Anderson (Man. United) delivers the corner.
  • 20
    Fàbregas (Arsenal) delivers the corner.
  • 18
    Ronaldo (Man. United) misses the target.
  • 18
    Anderson (Man. United) delivers the corner.
  • 18
    Almunia (Arsenal) makes a save.
    Manuel Almunia has to dive full-stretch to his left to tip Wayne Rooney's shot from 20 metres wide. Arsenal still look shell-shocked at the opening to this game.
  • 18
    Rooney (Man. United) has an effort on goal.
  • Goal
    11
    Ronaldo (Man. United) scores from a direct free-kick
    In the blink of an eye it is 2-0. Cristiano Ronaldo was fouled by Robin van Persie and the Portuguese takes aim from more than 30 metres. His free-kick flies over the wall and dips inside Manuel Alumina's near post.
  • 10
    Van Persie (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ronaldo (Man. United).
  • Goal
    8
    Park Ji-Sung (Man. United) scores!
    Anderson played Cristiano Ronaldo into the left channel but the low cross appeared simple enough for Kieran Gibbs to clear. However, the full-back slipped at the vital moment and Ji-Sung Park nipped in, clipped it past the 19-year-old then lifted his finish over Manuel Almunia. Arsenal must score three times to progress now.
  • 6
    Van der Sar (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 6
    Song (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Carrick (Man. United).
  • 4
    Van der Sar (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 3
    Van Persie (Arsenal) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 3
    Van Persie (Arsenal) delivers the corner.
  • 3
    Fàbregas (Arsenal) has a shot blocked.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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