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Arsenal celebrate

Arsenal 3-0 Villarreal: Cesc Fabregas's flick plays in Theo Walcott to chip the keeper as the Gunners dominate the first 10 minutes

Emannuel Adebayor, Arsenal; Diego Godin, Villarreal

Arsenal continue to press, with Walcott proving a constant threat, and Emmanuel Adebayor and Robin van Persie going close

Diego Godin outjumps Arsenal

Despite all the play and the chances Arsenal have a late first-half scare as Diego Godin jumps highest to nod over a Villarreal corner

Emannuel Adebayor scores

Arsenal control the second half, too, and Van Persie's precise through-ball finds Adebayor's calm finish to make it 2-0

Robin van Persie scores

Walcott beats the Yellow Submarine defence again, drawing a foul from Godin in the box and Van Persie tucks away the resulting penalty

Diego Lopez, Villarreal, protests

The penalty as good as sends the Spanish side out and their protests lead to the sending off of Sebastian Eguren

Robert Pires, Villarreal

Former north London hero Robert Pires receives the Emirates Stadium applause for trying in vain to keep his side in the game

Cristiano Ronaldo

Porto 0-1 Man Utd: Cristiano Ronaldo, playing in his native Portugal, opens the scoring with a 39.6-yard thunderbolt in the sixth minute

Rio Ferdinand, Edwin van der Sar, Manchester United; Lisandro Lopez, Porto

Rio Ferdinand returns to the United side following a groin injury and does enough to put Lisandro Lopez off a chance on the half-volley

Nemanja Vidic, Manchester United; Cristian Rodriguez, Porto

His defensive partner Nemanja Vidic looks firm as ever at the back but wastes a great close-range opportunity from a corner

Raul Meireles, Porto; Ryan Giggs, Manchester United

The game gets tense with half-an-hour left, both teams knowing that a single goal will send Porto through

Manchester United celebrate

But United hold firm and become the first English club to win at Porto in the competition, and secure an all-Premier League semi-final





see also
Arsenal 3-0 Villarreal (agg 4-1)
15 Apr 09 |  Europe
FC Porto 0-1 Man Utd (agg 2-3)
15 Apr 09 |  Europe


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