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Wednesday 19 March 2014

Champions League: Man Utd through after comeback

Robin van Persie scores a hat-trick against Olympiacos as Man Utd go through to last eight

Robin van Persie celebrates a hat-trick as Man Utd beat Olympiacos 3-0 at Old Trafford

Manchester United are through to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League after beating Olympiacos 3-2 over two matches.

Olympiacos won the first leg 2-0 in Greece, but Man Utd managed to win 3-0 at Old Trafford on Wednesday night to go through.

Robin van Persie scored a hat-trick, including a penalty, a close range finish from a Wayne Rooney pass and a free-kick.

The Red Devils join Chelsea in the last eight of the competition.

Key Points

  • Manchester United are through to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League
  • Robin van Persie scores a hat-trick as Man Utd win the second leg 3-0 at Old Trafford
  • Man Utd lost for the first leg 2-0 in Greece, but they completed the comeback at home