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Quick Report: United, Celtic held to goalless draws

SoccerNews in UEFA Champions League 17 Sep 2008

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No goals were scored in the opening games of Champions League Group E. Villarreal held Manchester United and Celtic failed to get past newcomers Aalborg.

Manchester United 0-0 Villarreal

The highlight of the match at Old Trafford was possibly the return of forward Cristiano Ronaldo, after recovering from surgery.

Without Ronaldo, United seemed rather helpless and Guille Franco even hit the post for Villarreal.

The hosts got stronger after Ronaldo’s entrance and hit the post themselves as Evans’ header bounced off the woodwork.

worth noting is that the previous two meetings between these two sides also went by scoreless.

Celtic 0-0 Aalborg

Celtic hoped to have an easy night against Aalborg but failed to make a difference, despite a great opportunity in the first half.

Olfers fouled Maloney in the Danish penalty area but Robson had his following penalty saved by goalkeeper Zaza.

Australian Michael Beauchamp conceded a red card in the 79th minute.

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