Full-time - 90'
3 - 0
19:10 +00:00, August 25, 2004
Old Trafford, England
Referee: Markus Merk
2nd Leg: 5 - 1 (Agg)
Free kick to Dinamo, swung in by substitute Balan, but as the ball sails out of play, referee Merk blows for full time. United are safetly through 3-0 on the night and 5-1 on aggregate.
We are now entering the final minute of this match, with United looking just to play out time and keep a clean sheet.
Free kick to Dinamo for a handball by Richardson.
Three minutes to full time and United's name will definitely be in the hat for the draw for the group stages that takes place in Monaco tomorrow.
But, Richardson wins back possession on the edge of the box and seeing the 'keeper off his line, attempts to chip a wonder goal, that is off target however.
United immediately go up field and win themselves a right-wing corner, which is easily claimed by Munteanu.
Spector gets a round of applause after a fine piece of defending down by the left-hand corner flag.
Bellion almost sets his fellow substitute Richardson clear on goal, but he just cannot quite find the youngster with his pass.
Free kick to Dinamo after Eagles is adjudged to be offside, much to his disgust.
A final change of the night for Dinamo, who bring on Serban for Niculescu.
But, Mr.Merk does decide to give the home side a free kick in a dangerous position, taken by Kleberson, but easily cleared by the Dinamo defence.
Dinamo claim a free kick on the edge of the United area, but referee Merk waves away their protests.
Now it is Fletcher's turn to go close after good work by Eagles and Bellion in the box, but the winger's low shot is blocked by a whole host of Dinamo bodies in the box.
A rare effort on goal from the visitors, this time Niculescu drilling in a shot that again barely troubles Howard.
Dinamo look ragged now, failing to control simple passes and giving the ball away needlessly.
Almost 4-0 to United after Fletcher is put clear down the right wing and his excellent cut-back picks out Bellion on the penalty spot, but his finish is blazed inches over the bar.
The ball is played out to Fletcher on the right touch-line, but the young winger is tackled and Dinamo can break.
Free kick now to United following a tackle from behind on Eagles.
Free kick to Dinamo, deep in the United half, but poorly taken as the ball flies out on the full for a goal kick.
A very satisfactory night all round so far for the Red Devils, who lead 5-1 now on aggregate.
GOAL! Substitute Bellion gets the better of Iordache following Silvestre's ball over the top, and faced with just Munteanu to beat, the Frenchman rolls the ball into the far right-hand corner of the net.
Eagles is flagged for offside and Dinamo can start an attack, looking for three goals in the final 21 minutes to progress.
Now it is Kleberson's turn to give away a free kick, just inside his own half.
Dinamo make a change, bringing on Balan for Petre.
Eagles gives away a free kick for a late tackle on Irimia.
It looks like Bellion will play up front with Eagles - that could be interesting!
A double substitution by Ferguson, who brings on Bellion and Richardson for Smith and Ronaldo.
Petre goes on a good run deep into the United half, and with no other support in sight, he tries his luck from distance, but it dribbles wide of Howard's near post.
United are awarded a free kick, some 30 yards out, in a central position, which is taken by Kleberson, but it strikes the wall and rebounds to safety.
This could be a good omen for United, as when they won the competition in 1999, they also had to come through a qualifying round.
It is now just a game of keep ball for United, until Neville is flagged for offside that is.
Ronaldo's corner is well cleared at the near post by the Dinamo defence.
Fletcher wins a right-wing corner for United following a good dribble.
A rare foray into the United half by Dinamo and substitute Pacurar tries his luck from fully 25 yards out, but the shot is weak and off target.
Ronaldo takes the free kick from the left-hand touch-line with pace and whip, but Munteanu punches clear dramatically under his crossbar.
Phil Neville replaces his brother and takes the captain's armband in the process.
United are attacking again through Ronaldo, Spector and then Smith, who is crudelly felled and the home side win a resulting free kick in a dangerous position.
This tie is virtually over as a contest with those two early strikes, and Phil Neville appears to be coming on as a substitute.
United are rampant now, while Dinamo look more than a little disinterested with proceedings, trailing as they are 4-1 on aggregate.
Smith is now just one goal away from a hat-trick for his new club.
GOAL! 2-0 to United through that man Smith again, who has another simple tap-in at the back post following good work by Neville and Eagles on the right-hand touch-line, before Neville's cut-back finds his England international colleague.
Ronaldo wins his team another free kick, this time from the right-hand side, taken by Ronaldo, but none of his team-mates can make contact with the Portuguese's wicked centre.
GOAL! Smith opens the scoring - Kleberson swings in the free kick and the ball deflects off Iordache's boot and leaves the striker with a simple tap-in. The linesman initially disallows the goal for offside, before being over-ruled by Mr.Merk because the last touch before Smith scored was a Dinamo one.
Immediately United go on the attack with Ronaldo, who has begun the second period on the left, and Smith wins his team a free kick by the right-hand corner flag.
United get the second period under way, kicking from right to left, attacking the Stretford End.
And, Mr.Merk decides that is the end of the first half, with the scores goalless and United still leading 2-1 on aggregate.
We are entering the final minute of what has been a fairly low-key first period, with the fourth official indicating that there will be just the one minute to be added on at the end of the half.
Ronaldo has swapped wings yet again, this time on to the right, but still no breakthrough for United following a poor cross by the winger that dribbles harmlessly through to Munteanu.
But, not for the first time this evening, the corner is disappointing and Munteanu punches clear at his near post.
United break up field immediately to win a left-wing corner after a sensational step-over by Ronaldo on the left-hand touch-line.
Grigorie just gives United a wake-up call with a low shot from distance that Howard is forced to save.
The resulting corner is cleared to safety by Dinamo, who will be more than happy to get to half-time on level terms on the night.
United are inches away from taking the lead after Kleberson's accurate right-wing centre is brilliantly headed on to the crossbar by the ever-alert Smith and the referee decides it is a corner.
Spector makes ground into the Dinamo half, before chipping the ball into the box and when the ball is headed clear, Eagles blazes wildly over from 25 yards out.
Another free kick given to United, this time for a trip on Kleberson just inside the visitors' half.
But, Ronaldo rather optimistically goes for goal, rather than pick out one of his team-mates in the six-yard box and Munteanu easily claims.
Smith does brilliantly by the left-hand touch-line to win his team a free kick in a dangerous position.
Now it is Fletcher's turn to go on a dribble in the Dinamo half, and the right-winger wins himself a free kick from a trip.
Mr.Merk gives the visitors a questionable free kick, much to the home fans' disgust, although it comes to nothing.
Neville miscontrols a Kleberson pass and Dinamo can break as a result, until Silvestre comes to the home sides' rescue with a fine interception.
Free kick to United for a foul on Fletcher on the halfway line.
Fletcher is played through on goal by Kleberson, but the midfielder is just offside.
But, the resulting left-wing corner is poor and easily claimed by Munteanu at his near post.
United win a throw-in level with the six-yard box that falls to Eagles, who does well to hook in a centre that causes panic in the Dinamo defence, but there are no United players on hand to tap in the empty net and Dinamo concede a corner.
Neville gets to the byline, but his right-wing centre is very well blocked at the near post and Dinamo then clear up field.
Dinamo will be more than happy with how the opening 26 minutes have gone so far.
At the moment, it just is not running for United, with balls being mishit and attacks breaking down at will almost.
Smith finds Ronaldo with a neat back header and the ball is then played to Fletcher on the right, but the Scotland captain's centre is woefully overhit.
There is a deathly silence in Old Trafford at the moment, with the home fans having very little to cheer about.
O'Shea picks out Ronaldo with a great cross-field pass and the winger beats his man before delivering a great cross that eludes everyone in the centre.
Now it's Djemba-Djemba's time to concede a free kick for a foul.
Smith is in the action again, being flagged for offside on the halfway line.
Neville charges into the Dinamo half and picks out Ronaldo with a lovely chipped centre and although the winger miscontrols, the ball almost breaks kindly to Smith at the back post, before Dinamo clear their lines.
Every time Ronaldo gains possession, two opposing players immediately surround the Portuguese.
Smith now tries his luck from fully 25 yards out, but his effort, although on target, lacks any real power and is easily claimed by Munteanu.
Dinamo attempt to break through the home defence with a long, raking, cross-field pass that is easily headed clear by O'Shea.
Danciulescu picks up the ball outside the area and tries his luck, but the ball goes harmlessly wide without troubling Howard.
Neville crosses in from the right and picks out Kleberson, unmarked, in the box, but surprisingly the Brazilian's first touch is poor and it goes out for a goal kick.
Eagles picks up the first booking of the night for a late tackle. Free kick to Dinamo.
Yet more tricks by Ronaldo, taking the ball past three defenders with a couple of drag backs that delight the crowd.
Ronaldo has now swapped wings, moving over to the right-hand side, but it appears as though the Portugal international winger has been given a free role tonight by Sir Alex Ferguson.
New boy Eagles fails to control on the right-hand touch-line and Dinamo have a resulting throw-in.
Dinamo break up field and win a left-wing corner, taken by Petre, but it is cleared at the near post by skipper Gary Neville.
Now Ronaldo goes on a mazy run, playing a one-two with Smith, but the move breaks down when the striker miscontrols.
Ronaldo, back from the Olympics, has made a quiet start to the match.
Fletcher tries to find Smith with a chipped ball over the top, but Galamaz intercepts.
United are without the services of their injured skipper Roy Keane tonight, who will be out of action for three weeks.
Dinamo are playing keep ball in these early stages, quietening down the home supporters in the process.
But, the right-wing corner is overhit and referee Markus Merk blows for a free kick to the visitors.
Tim Howard is called into action early on to collect a dangerous through-ball, before United break up field through Eagles, but his pull-back is deflected wide of the post for a corner.
Dinamo get the match under way, kicking from right to left, attacking the Stretford End.
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