Saturday, August 30, 2008

Zenit St. Petersburg Beats Man United 2-1 To Win European Super Cup

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Zenit St. PetersburgZenit St. Petersburg won the European Super Cup for the first time, upsetting Manchester United 2-1 Friday night on goals by Pavel Pogrebnyak and Danny.
Pogrebnyak scored in the 44th minute from close range after Igor Denisov flicked on a corner kick from Alejandro Dominguez. Danny made it 2-0 in the 59th when he drifted past two defenders and beat goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar with a low shot.
Nemanja Vidic scored in the 73rd for United when his shot went past three Zenit players and into the net. Paul Scholes was ejected in the 90th after leaping and slapping the ball into the net.
Manchester United is the defending Champions League winner and Zenit won last season's UEFA Cup.

News Courtsey: International Herald Tribune

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