The Straits Times
Published on Nov 08, 2012

Manchester United reach Champions League knockout stage


BRAGA, Portugal (AFP) - English giants Manchester United became the third side to reach the knockout stage of the Champions League this season after a come from behind 3-1 win over Portuguese opponents Braga.

All the United goals came in the second-half through substitute Robin van Persie, a penalty from Wayne Rooney and Mexican star Javier Hernandez after Alan had given the hosts the lead early in the second-half from the penalty spot.

United join 2004 champions Porto and debutants Malaga of Spain - who both qualified on Tuesday - in the last 16.