Manchester United’s Passing Game Sees Them 90 Minutes From Wembley
This pattern of play was highlighted at the Veltins Arena in the first-leg: Ryan Giggs scored the opening goal following an eight-pass move, while Wayne Rooney added a second after a sequence of 12 passes – their longest move leading to a goal in the knockout stages (see goal graphics below).
Schalke will have to stifle Manchester Utd’s build-up play if they are to have any chance of progressing to a final which now seems out of their reach.
Passes leading to a goal – Champions League knockout stages 2010/11
|Team Name||Goals||Passes leading to goals||Passes on average leading to a goal|
Giggs goal (67th minute)
Rooney goal (69th minute)