Manchester United picked up a late draw away to Lyon in the Champions League last night thanks to a late Carlos Tevez goal. We’d gone a goal behind early on in the second half after Benzema, a target of ours, put the visitors ahead, scoring a “goal out of nothing” according to Ferguson.
Nemanja Vidic was part of the defence that had to deal with the talented young Frenchman all evening and admits they had their hands full trying to keep him at bay.
“Lyon have some good players and Benzema caused us some problems,” Vidic said of the Lyon forward after the match. “But scoring near the end makes it feel a little bit like a victory.”
He also went on to hail the impact of substitutes Carlos Tevez and Nani. It was Nani’s wicked cross in to the box that ended up finding Tevez who scored the goal. United looked like a new team with these two players on the pitch, which suggests maybe Ferguson should be playing both of them from the start. Nani had a fantastic game against Arsenal, ripping their defence to shreds, but the desire for Giggs to get his 100th Champions League appearance almost certainly meant Nani wasn’t going to get a look in against Lyon.
“Nani and Tevez made a big difference when they came on,” Vida added. “We are capable of finishing games strongly because we have so much strength on the bench.”
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