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www.red11.org DAILY NEWS
Date: Thur Nov 26 GMT+00:00 1998
Mail: barry@www.red11.org

This Issue:
1. Brazilian magic denies United
2. Bayern beat Brondby to set up decider against United  
3. CHAMPIONS' LEAGUE   November 25th 
4. Gary Neville on Jaap Stam
5. Eric's Movie - US Reds Not MUFC Related


Daily RED Trivia  Thurs 26th November:

26/11/1913: Billy Bryant born in Shildon, County Durham. Bryant made his debut at
 Blackpool in November 1934 and the dashing winger won a Second Division
 Championship medal in 1936. He made a total of 160 appearances and scored
 44 goals between 1934-39. United transferred him to Bradford City in November 1945.

1966:United beat Sunderland 5-0 at Old Trafford with David Herd scoring 4 times
 and Denis Law once. The Division 1 game was watched by 44,687. Herd scored
 against 3 different goalkeepers in this game. Team was: Stepney, Dunne, Noble,
 Crerand, Sadler, Stiles, Best, Law, Charlton, Herd, Aston.


Barry Daily Comment: 

Tremendous game at Nou Camp both teams could have won.
Yorke and Rivaldo were the match winners WHAT A GAME!! 3-3 again
We can beat Bayern but a draw should be enough to qualify?

Remaining 1998 games: 

ALL Result/Fixture Index:

Sun 29/11 Leeds         (H) PL 14.00 Sky Sports
Wed  2/12 Tottenham     (A) (Worthington Cup 1/4 final) 19.45
Sat  5/12 Aston Villa   (A) PL 15.00
Wed  9/12 Bayern Munich (H) CL 19.45
Sat 12/12 Tottenham     (A) PL 15.00
Wed 16/12 Chelsea       (H) PL Sky Sports time 20.00
Sat 19/12 Middlesbrough (H) PL 15.00
Sat 26/12 Nottm Forest  (H) PL
Tue 29/12 Chelsea       (A) PL Sky Sports time 19.45 UK

UNITED Stats v Leeds:


Date        Opposition                        Score   Pos.   Attend.
15/08/98    Leicester City           Home     D  2-2    11    55,052
22/08/98    West Ham United          Away     D  0-0    11    26,039
09/09/98    Charlton Athletic        Home     W  4-1     9    55,147
12/09/98    Coventry City            Home     W  2-0     5    55,193
20/09/98    Arsenal                  Away     L  0-3    10    38,142
24/09/98    Liverpool                Home     W  2-0     3    55,181
03/10/98    Southampton              Away     W  3-0     2    15,251
17/10/98    Wimbledon                Home     W  5-1     2    55,265
24/10/98    Derby County             Away     D  1-1     2    30,867
31/10/98    Everton                  Away     W  4-1     2    40,079
08/11/98    Newcastle United         Home     D  0-0     3    55,174
14/11/98    Blackburn Rovers         Home     W  3-2     2    55,198
21/11/98    Sheffield Wednesday      Away     L  1-3     2    39,475

Prem Table 21/11:
Pos Team                  P  W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A   GD  Pts
 1  Aston Villa          13  5  1  1  13   8   3  3  0   7   2   10   28
 2  Manchester United    13  5  2  0  18   6   2  2  2   9   8   13   25
 3  Arsenal              14  4  3  0  10   2   2  3  2   4   4    8   24
 4  Chelsea              12  4  2  0  10   3   2  3  1  11   9    9   23
 5  Leeds United         14  4  2  1  10   3   1  6  0  10   8    9   23
 6  Middlesbrough        14  3  4  0  12   5   2  3  2  11  11    7   22

Champions League:

Group D         P  W  D  L  F  A   Pts
Bayern Munich   5  3  1  1  8  5  10   
Man United      5  2  3  0 19 10   8
Barcelona       5  1  2  2  9  9   5    
Brondby         5  1  0  4  4 16   3   

Sep 16 Brøndby         2-1 Bayern München
Sep 16 Man Utd         3-3 Barcelona
Sep 30 Barcelona       2-0 Brøndby
Sep 30 Bayern Munich   2-2 Man Utd
Oct 21 Brøndby         2-6 Man Utd
Oct 21 Bayern Munich   1-0 Barcelona 
Nov  4 Barcelona       1-2 Bayern Munich
Nov  4 Man Utd         5-0 Brøndby
Nov 25 Barcelona       3-3 Man Utd
Nov 25 Bayern Munich   2-0 Brøndby

to play.....
Dec  9 Brøndby          v  Barcelona
Dec  9 Man Utd          v  Bayern Munich
Nov 25 Barcelona        v  Man Utd
Nov 25 Bayern Munich    v  Brøndby



"Peter Schmeichel's last season at OT" Click on image for more!"

Wednesday, November 25, 1998 Published at 21:48 GMT Brazilian magic denies United Barcelona 3 Manchester United 3 Manchester United and Barcelona again shared six goals in a second thrilling Champions League encounter between the two sides this season. The deadly duo of Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole were responsible for the English side's goals, but it was top class Brazilian forward play which denied them a win. Sonny Anderson scored an early goal for the Catalan giants and World Cup star Rivaldo twice pulled the Spanish champions back level with stunning strikes. The first was a beautifully curled free kick, the second a staggering overhead effort. The goals prevented United from being only the second English side to beat Barcelona in the giant Nou Camp stadium. The night started appallingly for the Manchester team, with Barcelona one up with just 49 seconds on the clock. United had made one change from the weekend defeat by Sheffield Wednesday with youngster Wes Brown replacing Phil Neville in the defence. And United's backline had an uncertain look as the early goal was scored. A speculative crosks from the Barcelona left was only partially cleared by the head of Denis Irwin, and the ball fell to Sonny Anderson. As Gary Neville tried to tackle the Brazilian, he turned and shot past Peter Schmeichel's outstretched left hand. The Dane was again called into action in the seventh minute when Rivaldo struck a shot which the Dane saved low to his left. As United pushed forward, Barcelona repeatedly caught them on the counter attack, and on 23 minutes Anderson should have doubled their advantantage. But Schmeichel was quickly off his line to clear the danger and force Anderson's shot wide. Barcelona were made to regret the miss just two minutes later as Jesper Blomqvist raced upfield and played the ball inside from the United left. He found Yorke, who lashed the ball past Barca keeper Ruud Hesp from the edge of the area. The goal was against the run of play, and before the half hour United had Schmeichel to thank again for twice keeping the home side out as no fewer than three forwards bore down on his goal. But United began to come into the game and for a period the match was wonderfully open, as both defences backed away from the attacking talent on view. There were no further goals before half time although it only took eight second half minutes for the first second half strike to arrive. Yorke turned creator, receiving a ball from Roy Keane and exchanging passes with Andy Cole to put the English striker in with a super ball inside. Cole made no mistake to slot the ball past Ruud Hesp for his 14th European goal. The lead lasted only four minutes, with Rivaldo curling a free kick around the United wall and past a wrong-footed Schmeichel. United had another scare soon after as the ball was flashed across the penalty box and Gary Neville miscued a clearance for a corner. Rivaldo also had a fierce shot parried by Schmeichel, before Yorke missed perhaps his best chance of the night. David Beckham played an inviting ball into the path of the striker but he could not control the header which went inches wide. He made no mistake as Barcelona's defence again went to sleep just seconds later, and from an identical chance Yorke buried the header past Hesp. Barcelona had Rivaldo to thank for bringing them back into the game again, with a second piece of Brazilian magic. On 73 minutes, he controlled a cross from the left, and with Neville and Stam either side, let fly with a magnificent bicycle kick which Schmeichel could only stand and watch. He was unable to come any closer minutes later as the Brazilian hammered the ball against the crossbar from all of thirty yards. But the Dane did save United with seven minutes to go, brilliantly rushing out to save a point blank effort from Giovanni. Nicky Butt was brought on for Beckham in the closing stages as United looked to protect a hard won point. That did not stop Andy Cole having one final chance to win it which Hesp saved with his foot. The result keeps United in the hunt for the quarter-finals, but it puts injury-hit Barcelona out following Bayern Munich's 2-0 win at home to Brondby. Barcelona: Hesp, Reiziger, Figo, Celades, Anderson, Giovanni, Rivaldo, Sergi, Okunowo, Zenden, Xavi. Subs: Arnau, Ciric, Roger, Mario, Cuadrado Alonso. Man Utd: Schmeichel, G. Neville, Irwin, Stam, Beckham, Cole, Blomqvist, Keane, Scholes, Yorke, Brown. Subs: Van Der Gouw, Butt, P. Neville, Solskjaer, Berg, Curtis, Wilson. Referee: G Benko (Austria)
"Peter Schmeichel's last season at OT" Click on image for more!"

Subject: Bayern beat Brondby to set up decider against United MUNICH, Nov 25 - Bayern Munich beat Brondby 2-0 in the European Champions' League on Wednesday to set up a mouthwatering match against Manchester United to decide first place in group D. Second-half goals from Carsten Jancker and Mario Basler gave Bayern the win over the Danish champions, putting the German club one point ahead of England's United with one game to play. Bayern and United meet at Old Trafford on December 9 to battle for the top spot. Bayern created few chances in the first half of a match played in sub-zero temperatures in Munich's Olympic Stadium. Giovane Elber lobbed the ball over the bar in the 10th minute after Alexander Zickler headed a Mario Basler cross from the right back across goal. Jens Jeremies hit a right-foot shot over the bar four minutes later after good build-up work from Lothar Matthaeus and Basler, this time on the left-hand side. The Danish team grew in confidence as the half wore on and nearly took a shock lead into the interval. Ole Bjur produced a skilful run in the 44th minute and only an alert parry from Oliver Kahn prevented the goal. Bayern, facing competition for the Munich public's attention from Lionel Ritchie in a nearby concert hall, looked as though they could have played all night long without scoring. But they emerged as a better side after the interval, with Jancker off the bench to replace Alexander Zickler. Matthaeus moved from defence into midfield and the veteran soon made his presence felt. He threaded a pass through to Giovane Elber inside the box in the 51st minute, with the Brondby defence caught flat-footed. Elber floated the ball across goal and the unmarked Jancker headed the ball home. "It was important we were able to improve after the poor first half," Bayern coach Ottmar Hitzfeld said. "In the second half my team was very good. The first goal was very important. That was a relief." Jancker turned provider six minutes after his goal, unleashing Mario Basler on the right-hand side. The Germany midfielder ran through on goal and blasted the ball past the helpless Emeka Andersen. Basler's goal killed off the game as a contest and Bayern were able to secure the win without too much further effort. Bayern now travel to Manchester knowing a draw will be enough to put them into the European Cup quarter-finals. But Hitzfeld said his side would have to play for a win. "We can't play for a 0-0. Manchester are far too good at home to do that," Hitzfeld said.
"Peter Schmeichel's last season at OT" Click on image for more!"

Subject: CHAMPIONS' LEAGUE November 25th Dynamo Kiev 2-1 Panathinaikos Kiev came from behind against their Greek visitors to seal an invaluable victory in their penultimate Group E fixture. The Ukranians trailed at half-time to a Lagonikakis goal, but turned the match around in seven second-half minutes with a Rebrov strike and an Angelos Basinas own goal. Kiev are away to Lens in their final group fixture. November 25th Round-up Manchester United's played out a truly epic encounter in the Nou Camp, when they shared six goals with Barcelona in a match of unrelenting pace and action. Barcelona now cannot qualify, whereas Man Utd must beat Bayern Munich in their final Group match to guarantee qualification. Arsenal saw their European dream shattered at Wembley when they went down 0-1 to the French champions Lens. In an ill-tempered clash, Ray Parlour was dismissed late on, after Debeve's goal had secured the victory for the visitors. Group Tables - November 25th. Group A P W D L F A Pts Olympiakos 5 3 1 1 7 5 10 Ajax 5 2 1 2 4 3 7 Croatia Zagreb 5 2 1 2 4 6 7 FC Porto 5 1 1 3 8 9 4 Sep 16 Porto 2-2 Olympiakos Sep 16 Croatia Zagreb 0-0 Ajax Sep 30 Ajax 2-1 Porto Sep 30 Olympiakos 1-0 Croatia Zagreb Oct 21 Porto 3-0 Croatia Zagreb Oct 21 Olympiakos 1-0 Ajax Nov 4 Ajax 2-0 Olympiakos Nov 4 Croatia Zagreb 3-1 Porto Nov 25 Ajax 0-1 Croatia Zagreb Nov 25 Olympiakos 2-1 Porto Dec 9 Porto v Ajax Dec 9 Croatia Zagreb v Olympiakos -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Group B P W D L F A Pts Rosenborg 5 2 2 1 7 6 8 Galatasaray 4 2 1 1 7 6 7 Juventus 4 0 4 0 4 4 4 Athletic Bilbao 5 0 3 2 4 6 3 Sep 16 Atletico Bilbao 1-1 Rosenborg Sep 16 Juventus 2-2 Galatasaray Sep 30 Galatasaray 2-1 Atletico Bilbao Sep 30 Rosenborg 1-1 Juventus Oct 21 Atletico Bilbao 0-0 Juventus Oct 21 Rosenborg 3-0 Galatasaray Nov 4 Galatasaray 3-0 Rosenborg Nov 4 Juventus 1-1 Atletico Bilbao Nov 25 Galatasaray P-P Juventus Nov 25 Rosenborg 2-1 Atletico Bilbao Dec 9 Atletico Bilbao v Galatasaray Dec 9 Juventus v Rosenborg -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Group C P W D L F A Pts Inter Milan 5 3 1 1 7 5 10 Real Madrid 5 3 0 2 15 7 9 Spartak Moscow 5 2 2 1 6 4 8 Sturm Graz 5 0 1 4 2 13 1 Sep 16 Real Madrid 2-0 Inter Milan Sep 16 Sturm Graz 0-2 Spartak Moscow Sep 30 Inter Milan 1-0 Sturm Graz Sep 30 Spartak Moscow 2-1 Real Madrid Oct 21 Inter Milan 2-0 Spartak Moscow Oct 21 Real Madrid 5-1 Sturm Graz Nov 5 Sturm Graz 1-5 Real Madrid Nov 4 Spartak Moscow 1-1 Inter Milan Nov 25 Inter Milan 3-1 Real Madrid Nov 25 Spartak Moscow 0-0 Sturm Graz Dec 9 Real Madrid v Spartak Moscow Dec 9 Sturm Graz v Inter Milan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Group D P W D L F A Pts Bayern Munich 5 3 1 1 8 5 10 Man United 5 2 3 0 19 10 8 Barcelona 5 1 2 2 9 9 5 Brondby 5 1 0 4 4 16 3 Sep 16 Brøndby 2-1 Bayern München Sep 16 Man Utd 3-3 Barcelona Sep 30 Barcelona 2-0 Brøndby Sep 30 Bayern Munich 2-2 Man Utd Oct 21 Brøndby 2-6 Man Utd Oct 21 Bayern Munich 1-0 Barcelona Nov 4 Barcelona 1-2 Bayern Munich Nov 4 Man Utd 5-0 Brøndby Nov 25 Barcelona 3-3 Man Utd Nov 25 Bayern Munich 2-0 Brøndby Dec 9 Brøndby v Barcelona Dec 9 Man Utd v Bayern Munich -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Group E P W D L F A Pts Dynamo Kiev 5 2 2 1 8 6 8 Lens 5 2 2 1 4 3 8 Panathinaikos 5 2 0 3 5 6 6 Arsenal 5 1 2 2 5 7 5 Sep 16 Panathinaikos 2-1 Dynamo Kiev Sep 16 Lens 1-1 Arsenal Sep 30 Arsenal 2-0 Panathinaikos Sep 30 Dynamo Kiev 1-1 Lens Oct 21 Arsenal 1-1 Dynamo Kiev Oct 21 Lens 1-0 Panathinaikos Nov 4 Dynamo Kiev 3-1 Arsenal Nov 4 Panathinaikos 1-0 Lens Nov 25 Arsenal 0-1 Lens Nov 25 Dynamo Kiev 2-1 Panathinaikos Dec 9 Panathinaikos v Arsenal Dec 9 Lens v Dynamo Kiev -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Group F P W D L F A Pts Kaiserslautern 5 3 1 1 7 4 10 PSV Eindhoven 5 3 0 3 11 10 9 Benfica 5 2 1 2 6 7 7 HJK Helsinki 5 1 2 2 6 7 5 Sep 16 Kaiserslautern 1-0 Benfica Sep 16 PSV Eindhoven 2-1 HJK Helsinki Sep 30 HJK Helsinki 0-0 Kaiserslautern Sep 30 Benfica 2-1 PSV Eindhoven Oct 21 HJK Helsinki 2-0 Benfica Oct 21 PSV Eindhoven 1-2 Kaiserslautern Nov 4 Kaiserslautern 3-1 PSV Eindhoven Nov 4 Benfica 2-2 HJK Helsinki Nov 25 HJK Helsinki 1-3 PSV Eindhoven Nov 25 Benfica 2-1 Kaiserslautern Dec 9 Kaiserslautern v HJK Helsinki Dec 9 PSV Eindhoven v Benfica
"Peter Schmeichel's last season at OT" Click on image for more!"

Subject: Gary Neville on Jaap Stam Stam's the man, says Gary By CHRIS BAILEY United's Jaap Stam JAAP Stam goes into the biggest game in his short Manchester United career, against Barcelona in tonight's Champions' League clash, with praise from his defensive partner ringing in his ears. Gary Neville is convinced the giant, £10.5m Dutchman has everything it takes to become an all-time Old Trafford great. ``I think Jaap has been outstanding,'' said the England defender, today. ``He is powerful in the air, quick over the ground, and strong in the tackle. Not only that, he reads the game brilliantly. ``It is a pleasure playing alongside him. Those who criticise must remember he has only just moved to a new country, a new culture and a new system of playing and that is a difficult thing to do. ``I think he is adapting superbly and I am sure he'll get even better. He has been our best player over the past few weeks and I am convinced he can go on to become one of United's greats just like Gary Pallister did before him. ``It is a measure of his ability that, if for some reason United put him up for sale for the same amount as we paid for him, I'm sure there would be a queue of buyers.'' Neville, who was a 19-year-old substitute the last time United played in Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium, reckons Stam and striker Dwight Yorke are the last pieces of a jigsaw that forms a picture of Champions' League glory. ``Dwight has been on fire all season and we always look like we are going to score goals,'' said Neville. ``In terms of depth we certainly have a stronger squad now that ever I have known it. If you lose your place in the team you know it is going to be a difficult task to win it back. We have got about 20 players pushing the manager for a place.'' It is that strength, even without the likes of Ryan Giggs and Ronnie Johnsen, that leads Neville to declare that the Reds will go for the kill in Spain tonight. ``We know that if we lose tonight we have a second bite at the cherry when Bayern come to Old Trafford but it would be nice to go to the Nou Camp and win. We are certainly capable of it. ``It is up to us to perform with the kind of confidence, self-belief and style we showed in Brondby and Munich. ``Barcelona versus Manchester United is one of the biggest games in the world in terms of club football and one we are all excited about. If we can do our jobs at the back them I'm sure we have enough firepower to win the game and progress to the next phase. ``When we lost to Barcelona 4-0 four years ago we had a relatively young team in terms of European experience and because of the rules had to perform without Peter (Schmeichel) and Eric (Cantona). This time we have a side stacked full of internationals with big game experience behind us. We have to use that to our advantage.''
"Peter Schmeichel's last season at OT" Click on image for more!"

Subject: Eric's Movie - US Reds Not MUFC Related >For those of you interested in seeing Eric on the big screen, I believe >his new movie, Elizabeth, has been released to theaters everywhere >beginning today. It has been in limited theaters (usually just in big >cities) for a couple weeks, but last night an ad for it said that it would >be in theaters everywhere today. Lo and behold, it is showing at all >three major theaters in my mid-sized city beginning today. >Long live Eric the King Answer: I saw it this weekend. All in all it was a good film, about Elizabeth's first few years on the throne and how she avoided marriage(and why). Cate Blanchett is absolutely superb as Elizabeth, and I feel the strongest supporting actor was Geoffrey Rush. Eric's character, Monsieur de Foix, is the French ambassador, and plays a small yet slightly integral roll. His English in the movie is about as good as it's ever been(didn't understand a few lines but since he was supposed to be French it doesn't matter) and his French was good, obviously. All in all, he did a good job, and the best part about his portrayal were his various facial expressions throughout his part in the movie. The movie does center more around Elizabeth's romantic issues than the political intrigue of the court, which I found more fascinating, but I guess "de gustibus non disputandem". Ethan elfry@ntplx.net
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