Well you can't say that wasn't coming. Ryan Giggs has made it 1-0 to Manchester United after a lovely through ball from Wayne Rooney left him one on one with Manuel Neuer, and the Welshman's first-time shot went straight through the goalkeeper's legs to open the scoring at long last. So, they've finally scored after wasting at least a dozen legitimate chances - are United going to press for more or sit back and relax a little bit?
The sad thing for Schalke is that the goal came after their first spell of sustained pressure so far in the match, although it was all corners and long-range shots. A corner won by drawing Patrice Evra out of position ends up ricocheting back to Raul Gonzalez out wide on the left, and his teasing cross would have left Edu with a free header at the far post if not for a timely interceptionby Rio Ferdinand, and Edwin van der Sar was more than happy to save from a long-range snapshot with Raul following up.