Borussia, Man United, AC Milan win

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:28 IST

Two second-half goals in the space of 90 seconds lifted Manchester United to a 3-1 come-from-behind victory in a Champions League Group D match against Basel. D

Borussia, Man United, AC Milan win

London:

Ruud Van Nistelrooy's two second-half goals in the space of 90 seconds lifted Manchester United to a 3-1 come-from-behind victory on Tuesday in a Champions League Group D match against Swiss side Basel.Defending champion Real Madrid had no such comeback, falling 1-0 at AC Milan on Andriy Shevchenko's strike in the 40th in a Group C clash.In Tuesday's other match in Group D, Deportivo and Juventus played a 2-2 draw in Spain. In the other Group C game, Borussia Dortmund won 2-1 at Lokomotiv Moscow.Basel came close to pulling off the upset of the tournament. Stunned by Christian Gimenez's goal after just 31 seconds, Man United was headed for a shocking loss until Van Nistelrooy struck in the 62nd and 64th, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delivering the clincher five minutes later.The lightly regarded Swiss had ousted Liverpool two weeks ago from Europe's most prestigious club tournament. This time Swiss coach Christian Gross came up short against his former English rivals, who played without a half dozen injured or suspended regulars. Gross, the first to guide a Swiss team to the final 16 of the Champions League, was fired by English side Tottenham after 10 months at the helm four years ago amid constant criticism of his coaching.Tuesday's four matches opened the six rounds of the second phase, which will cut the field of 16 to eight for the quarterfinals.In third-round, first-leg matches on Tuesday in the UEFA Cup, Hertha Berlin defeated Fulham 2-1 in Berlin on Facundo Sava's own goal. Stefan Beinlich scored for the Germans and Steve Marlet had Fulham's goal.In the other match, Paris Saint-Germain defeated Boavista 2-1 in Paris with Ghanaian international Alex Nyarko and striker Fabrice Fiorese scoring for PSG. (AP)



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