Comedy of errors at the back from Schalke allowing Manchester United to slip in yet again. That said, Schalke have Manuel Neuer and that's pretty helpful for most defences, and the goalkeeper has once again bailed out his teammates. Antonio Valencia beat his man on the right wing twice before passing to Wayne Rooney, but the ball is intercepted - only for the ball to be presented immediately to Chicharito Hernandez in the penalty area! The striker burst free, and shot only for his effort to be magnificently parried off the line by Neuer. Park Ji-Sung's shot, in turn, was blocked by Atsuto Uchida, and eventually the ball fell to Ryan Giggs on the volley, which went well wide. Very close though, and United really should be ahead right now.
Schalke, however, are complaining about a decision at the other end of the pitch. For the first time in several millenia, they get the ball into Edwin van der Sar's area after good work from Raul and Edu, only for Alexander Baumjohann to go down under a challenge from Rio Ferdinand. The referee, quite rightly, waves away the appeals.