Featured Matches
Previous
Lille
FC Porto
0
1
ESPNDeportes LIVE 62'
Leg 1
Game Details
NK Maribor
Celtic
1
1
LIVE 64'
Leg 1
Game Details
Standard Liege
Zenit St Petersburg
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Stjarnan
Internazionale
9:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Fulham
Wolverhampton Wanderers
0
1
LIVE HT
Game Details
Colorado Rapids
Los Angeles Galaxy
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Seattle Sounders FC
San Jose Earthquakes
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
AaB
Apoel Nicosia
1
1
ESPN3 LIVE 54'
Leg 1
Game Details
Lille
FC Porto
0
1
ESPNDeportes LIVE 62'
Leg 1
Game Details
NK Maribor
Celtic
1
1
LIVE 64'
Leg 1
Game Details
Slovan Bratislava
BATE Borisov
0
1
ESPN3 LIVE 59'
Leg 1
Game Details
Standard Liege
Zenit St Petersburg
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Hajduk Split
2
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Stjarnan
Internazionale
9:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Fulham
Wolverhampton Wanderers
0
1
LIVE HT
Game Details
Livingston
Heart of Midlothian
1
0
LIVE 56'
Game Details
Colorado Rapids
Los Angeles Galaxy
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Seattle Sounders FC
San Jose Earthquakes
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
DC United
Waterhouse
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
CD FAS
Montreal Impact
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Nacional Potosí
Libertad
9:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
UTC
Deportivo Cali
9:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
General Díaz
Cobresal
11:15 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Peñarol
Wilstermann
11:15 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Deportivo La Guaira
Atlético Nacional
1:30 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
River Plate
Colón de Santa Fe
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Guadalajara
Zacatepec
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Puebla
Necaxa
ESPNDeportes 12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Altamira
Queretaro
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
At. San Luis
Monterrey
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Veracruz
Lobos BUAP
ESPNDeportes 2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Figueirense FC
Botafogo
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Santos FC
Atletico Paranaense
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Sport
Palmeiras
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Bahia
Criciúma
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Coritiba FBC
EC Vitória
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Chapecoense AF
Fluminense FC
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Flamengo
Atlético MG
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Internacional
São Paulo
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Western Sydney Wanderers
Guangzhou Evergrande
1
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Pohang Steelers
FC Seoul
0
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Free State Stars
SuperSport United
3
2
FT
Game Details
Bidvest Wits
Maritzburg Utd
1
0
FT
Game Details
Chippa United
Pretoria Univ
1
2
FT
Game Details
Moroka Swallows
Mamelodi Sundowns
0
2
FT
Game Details
Mpumalanga Black Aces
Silver Stars
0
2
FT
Game Details
Orlando Pirates
Amazulu
1
1
FT
Game Details
Saprissa
Santos
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Sky Blue FC
Houston Dash
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Next
Nov 8, 2012

United maintain perfect European record

Manchester United have avenged their early exit from last season's Champions League, with Wednesday's 3-1 win over Braga securing their qualification to the knockout stages.

• Blog: United far from comfortable
• Braga 1-3 Manchester United

United were once again forced to come from behind to claim the three points, after Alan netted a penalty early in the second half to give Braga the lead.

But goals from Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez maintained the Red Devils' perfect record in Europe this season and guaranteed them a spot in the last 16.

Assistant boss Mike Phelan believes United were buoyed by last year's third place finish in the group phase.

"Our intention this year was to get into [the knockout phase] very quickly," Phelan said. "We were disappointing last year - the players and staff knew that, and I think the supporters wanted a reaction to that.

"I think it was really important that we got into it quickly and we have done that - four games gone and we are more than happy with it.'"

A power outage forced a delay in the match, but it seemed to benefit United who came out on top after the play resumed.

"It is a little bit surprising that we have scored three goals here tonight,'' Phelan said. "In the first half we were not really doing anything in the game other than keeping possession of the ball.

"Possibly with the way the evening panned out - with the lights going out and the heavy rain, and then us having to make a quick substitution, bringing Rio Ferdinand on - that changed things for us, with the tempo of our game going up.

"Robin was instrumental in getting us further up the field. We played a little bit more in behind their midfield once Robin came on, and obviously he took his goal really well.

"It fell to him in a very good position on his left foot, he saw the goalkeeper probably trying to get to the ball a bit too quickly, and managed to hit it into the back of the net."

Phelan admitted he didn't expect Wayne Rooney - who missed from the spot against Arsenal on the weekend - to take the penalty which he converted in the 84th minute.

"We were actually surprised that he took it. We thought maybe someone else would step up to take the penalty, but credit to him - he wanted to get that disappointment behind him quickly and he finished it."

Jonny Evans and Nani were both substituted during the match after picking up minor injuries, but Phelan insists it was merely a safety measure ahead of Saturday's Premier League trip to Aston Villa.

"Jonny Evans felt his groin a little bit - I think it probably happened during the penalty incident," he said. "He did start feeling his groin, so as a precaution we took him off quickly.

"With Nani I think it was probably just a lack of games and his hamstring started to tighten up, so we weren't taking any chances with that.''

Despite Braga slipping to the bottom of the group, coach Jose Peseiro believes his team showed the potential to progress along with Manchester United.

"I didn't see a clear opportunity for Manchester United until 80 minutes," Peseiro said. "I think they played well after the lights went off and we made some mistakes, which will happen against Manchester United.

"But in this game I think my team was fantastic - better than at Old Trafford. My team did not deserve this result, in my opinion.''

Information from the Press Association was used in this report

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.