Schalke 04 Vs. Manchester United, 2011 UEFA Champions League: Javier 'Chicharito' Spurns Gilt-Edged Chance

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez has just wasted a huge chance to put Manchester United ahead against Schalke 04, and he really, really should have found the net. Park Ji-Sung slipped him through the Schalke line (left back Hans Sharpei was playing him onside), but Chicaharito couldn't beat Manuel Neuer and the goalkeeper eventually fell on the ball while the rest of the Schalke defence were protesting the decision. One has to wonder whether Chicharito realised he was actually onside - the finish he attempted was woeful. Nonetheless, that was a gilt-edged opportunity to give United the lead.

Schalke, for their part, are looking extremely dangerous on the attack but vulnerable to a pacy counterattack. Their fullbacks are pushing up to allow Jefferson Farfan and Alexander Baumjohann to rove around, but that does leave their back line exposed and it would come as no surprise if Chicharito thoroughly abused their centre backs' lack of pace. The Germans are playing a pretty dangerous game here, although if they score they won't mind too much.

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