On that day

Defending the indefensible?

May 1, 2009
By John Brewin
Protecting a slender advantage, Manchester United will travel to Arsenal on Tuesday. Their ultimate aim is to defend the title they won last year in Moscow. They are two matches from an achievement not emulated since 1990, when the AC Milan of Gullit, Van Basten, Rijkaard, Baresi and Maldini beat Sven Goran Eriksson's Benfica in Vienna, to follow 1989's crushing of Steau Bucharest at the Camp Nou.

Milan's defence of their title was the first since Nottingham Forest, in 1979 and 1980, ...

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