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Last Updated: Thursday May 22 2008 05:50 GMT

Man United's Champions League win

Manchester United fans

Manchester United fans are celebrating because their team have been crowned champions of Europe after beating Chelsea in Moscow.

Cristiano Ronaldo headed the Red Devils in front after 26 minutes at the Luzhniki Stadium, but Frank Lampard equalised before half-time.

The game went into a penalty shoot out, with Ronaldo missing his penalty, and John Terry hitting the post.

And a save by goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar saw United win 6-5.

The victory, which is the third time United have won the trophy, sparked wild celebrations by Sir Alex Ferguson and his players, and fans in Moscow and the UK.

Ferguson had wanted to take the trophy back to Manchester this year, in memory of an air crash in Munich, Germany 50 years ago, in which eight of the club's players died.


Meanwhile, John Terry had to be comforted by his boss, Avram Grant, after he broke down in tears after missing the penalty that would have given Chelsea the trophy.