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Robben volley seals semi place for Bayern

2010-04-08 09:17 BJT

Bayern Munich weathered a fierce Manchester United onslaught on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League on away goals after a 3-2 defeat at Old Trafford.

Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben (R) shoots to score during their Champions League quarter-final second leg soccer match against Manchester United at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England, April 7, 2010.REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben (R) shoots to score during their 
Champions League quarter-final second leg soccer match against
 Manchester United at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England, 
April 7, 2010.REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER 

It was an unlikely triumph for the Bundesliga leaders who seemed as stunned as every one inside the stadium when England striker Rooney ran out ready for action at the start of a sensational night of European action at the Theatre of Dreams.

Rooney's first meaningful touch of the ball released Gibson and he was allowed the freedom of the Bayern half. Gibson cracked a right-foot shot inside Hans-Joerg Butt's post just 3 minutes into the game. 1-0.

Four minutes later, with panic breaking out in the Bayern ranks, Antonio Valencia teased Holger Badstuber near the right touchline and delivered a low cross to Nani. Nani met with an instinctive back heel to lift the roof off the stadium. 2-0.