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A Chelsea fan chants prior to kick-off

Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea (Man Utd win 6-5 on pens): After long and expensive journeys, the fans finally get to the Luzhniki Stadium

Man Utd fans remember the dead on the 50th anniversary of the tragedy

Some followers of Sir Alex Ferguson's side wear commemorative clothing to remember the players who died in the Munich air disaster

Man Utd's players prepare for kick-off

Having both made the Man Utd starting line-up, Nemanja Vidic and Cristiano Ronaldo take part in the pre-match warm up

Balloons are launched into the air as the players take to the pitch

The players finally emerge from the dressing rooms shortly before 1945 BST as the opening ceremony comes to an end

Michael Essien watches as Ronaldo goes down

The action gets under way and it is not long before Ronaldo is sent flying as he looks to find a way through Chelsea's defence

Terry and Rooney contest possession

The Red Devils make the better start, with Wayne Rooney among those putting pressure on John Terry and his defensive colleagues

Ferdinand tackles Drogba

At the other end, Didier Drogba looks to go on a marauding run but Man Utd captain Rio Ferdinand intervenes to thwart him

Scholes holds his head after the collision

A scuffle develops midway through the half when Paul Scholes collides with Claude Makelele going for a header - both get booked

Ronaldo sends the ball goalwards

The opening goal arrives in the 26th minute when a Wes Brown cross finds Ronaldo who leaves Michael Essien flat-footed to head home

Man Utd celebrate

The goal is the Portuguese's eighth of Man Utd's European campaign and sparks wild celebrations among his team-mates and fans

Lampard equalises for Chelsea

Both sides miss chances before Essien's shot deflects to Frank Lampard who equalises moments before the first half comes to an end

Essien rues his miss

Essien is at the heart of the action again soon after the interval when he charges towards goal only to fire over from 25 yards

Ferdinand goes down with cramp

Vidic looks impressive in defence and repels a couple of further Chelsea attacks before having to help his captain recover from cramp

Ferguson shouts instructions

Chelsea create the better chances, forcing Ferguson to come off the bench and offer instructions to his players

Van der Sar is beaten by Drogba's shot

The Blues almost take the lead in the 78th minute when Drogba's curling effort beats Edwin van der Sar but comes back off the post

Giggs comes off the bench

Three minutes from time Ryan Giggs replaces Scholes to make his 759th appearance for United, beating Bobby Charlton's record

Drogba gets sent off

With the match going to extra time, Drogba gets himself sent off after slapping Vidic right in front of the referee

Terry watches as his penalty goes wide

No further goals materialise and the match goes to a penalty shoot-out - Ronaldo is the first to miss before Terry slips to level things up

Van der Sar saves to win it for Man Utd

The teams successfully convert spot-kicks until Nicolas Anelka sees his effort saved by Van der Sar, handing the victory to Man Utd

Chelsea captain John Terry

Terry is inconsolable as he contemplates his missed kick which would have won the trophy for Chelsea

Man Utd celebrate victory

Ferdinand and Giggs hold the trophy aloft as Man Utd celebrate becoming European champions for the third time in their history




see also
Ferguson delight at Euro success
21 May 08 |  Man Utd
Ferguson's ascent to greatness
21 May 08 |  Man Utd
Spot-on Giggs overtakes Charlton
21 May 08 |  Man Utd
Pundits on Moscow final
21 May 08 |  Europe
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In pictures: Fans at Moscow final
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