The form and the confidence of the manager, the odd of the Manchester United to be able to turn the 2 –nil deficit against Olympiakos will simply stack against them but they managed to do what the majority thought was improbable. Not only MANU never turned the two goals in the knock out stages of the champions league until now but on the history of the two-leg format , getting back to 1994 -95 season, there is only 5 teams which were able to turn the 2 or more goals lead deficit. It was 1 nil, from Van Persie on penalty then the Dutch doubled the score by combining so brilliantly with Rooney to level the aggregate.
And after the restart it was Van Persie again who put Manchester United back in control, how did he cross that ball in the goal brilliantly, what a match, what is the worthy, what a hero Van Persie becomes. So it is remarkable that he is the 5th player to score a hat-tricks in champions league and joining Rooney among others who combine so brilliantly to score the second goal, Ryan Giggs also plays huge role in this result who provide that pass that led to the penalty among other things, this match was his 148 appearances in champions league and now just two matches are remaining to equal the record held by Raoul former Real Madrid player.
Anyway is this the turning point for the manager David Moyes? Whether it is or not only the time will tell for there are more challenged matches coming in the premier league which are undoubtedly so crucial for the club and the fans.
The second match sees the German side going through by beaten St Petersburg. Borussia Dortmund has huge lead during the first leg and definitely reaches the second time on the quarter final of the champions’ league. The final score was 5 – 4 in aggregate. So here are the teams who are qualified for the quarter finals and the results of the draw are as follow.