Match of the Week

Football - Arsenal v Manchester United UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg

*No matter what time of year, no matter what continent one is on, on any given weekend one can catch an entertaining soccer game. The key is to know where to look. Well, look no further -- here's a weekly feature that will preview (and eventually recap) my favorite match of the weekend. Consider this your open thread for all of the weekend's matches.*

**The match:** Manchester United at Arsenal

**TV:** 9:55 a.m. CDT, FSC, on Sunday

**Quick Preview:** Both teams are trailing league leading Chelsea -- who has a game in hand on both -- by less than two points and need a win to keep pace. A loss would be crucial for either side, but especially Arsenal, who sit in third and will be playing at home. Man U can sweep the season series with a win.

**My prediction:** 2-1 Arsenal. I like the Gunners at home. Gut feeling.

**Result:** 3-1 Manchester United. Ooof. Good pick Sam....

Highlights and a quick recap after the jump... It was a horrible day for Arsenal as they fall 3-1 to United at the Emirates. United completely outplayed the home side and they got ahead early, scoring three goals before the 60th minute to pull away from the North-Londoners. The goalscorers for United were Manuel Almunia (OG, 33rd), Wayne Rooney (37th), and Ji-Sung Park (52nd). Center back Thomas Vermaelen (80th) scored for Arsenal. Check out the full highlights below.

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  • Not a very good game at all, Arsenal did not play on United's level. So...ARSENAL LOST 3-1 TO UNITED, BUT LIVERPOOL WON 2-0 ON UNITED! HA HA HA!!! (Sorry, this season has pushed me closer to the edge when it comes to the Reds.)

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