In the match against Arsenal at the Emirates, the Red Devils ruthlessly tore theiropposition to shreds. Leading 1-0 from the 1st leg semi-final, they scored their first goal in the 8th minute through Park Ji-sung. Two minutes later, the lead was increased when Cristiano Ronaldo scored through a free-kick from 41 yards out, after being fouled by Robbie van Persie. By now, the match was over for Arsenal. In the second half, Man Utd further strengthen their grip on the match by adding another goal through a lovely counter-attack. From an Arsenal corner kick, Ronaldo picked up the ball and back-heeled to Park who carried the ball up field before passing to Rooney on the left. All this while Ronaldo was continuing with his 70 metre run up field and when Rooney centred, all Ronaldo needed to do was guide the ball pass Almunia. 3-0.
Arsenal earned a consolation goal after being awarded a penalty when Darren Fletcher brought down Cesc Fabregas in the box. Fletcher was shown a straight red card and will sit out the final. Van Persie put the ball pass Edwin van der Sar.
Now onwards to Rome on May 27. Man Utd's final opponent will be FC Barcelona. With the form Man Utd are in right now, Barca might just be left trailing the Red Devils, come rain or shine! CIAO!