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Football: Bayern held by resurgent Man United

Published on Apr 2, 2014 5:58 AM
 
Manchester United's Serbian defender Nemanja Vidic (centre) scores the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match between Manchester United and Bayern Munich at Old Trafford in Manchester on April 1, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

MANCHESTER (AFP) - Under-performing Manchester United produced a vastly improved display to hold defending champions Bayern Munich to a 1-1 draw in the home leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday.

Bayern midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger cancelled out Nemanja Vidic's opener, but was then sent off in the dying stages to give United extra hope ahead of next week's return leg in Munich.

With Bayern having already successfully defended their Bundesliga title and United floundering domestically, the English champions were given little chance of success in the first leg, but they turned in a dogged performance on a night that stirred old passions at Old Trafford.

David Moyes's side defended manfully and after Danny Welbeck had squandered a gilt-edged opportunity late in the first half, they took a 58th-minute lead through Inter Milan-bound captain Vidic.

 
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