Schalke 04 Vs. Manchester United, 2011 UEFA Champions League: Second Half Underway, Ryan Giggs Misses Huge Opportunity

We're up and running in the second half and Schalke, true to form, immediately go on the attack. If this is anything like the last half that will be their only major venture forward for the rest of the game, but if it is their only attack it's a rather good one, Jefferson Farfan swinging in a delicious cross that causes chaos in the Manchester United box before it's finally hacked clear.

Up the pitch we go, with Manchester United replying with a neat header on a cross saved by Manuel Neuer (surprise), and the corner is half cleared only for the Schalke break to be picked apart by Michael Carrick. Eventually, the ball works its way back into the Ranger zone, where Ryan Giggs picks it up, jukes away two defenders to give himself acres of space in which to shoot form ten yards out, and then shifts the ball onto his right foot and misses by approximately 25 miles. That was... odd.

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