Manchester United powered into the semi-finals of the Champions League here Tuesday, downing Chelsea 2-1 at Old Trafford to clinch a 3-1 aggregate victory. The win put Sir Alex Ferguson’s side into a semi-final against either Schalke 04 or holders Inter Milan, who play each other on Wednesday. “Overall we were the better side, though, it was I thought as well a competitive game and played in a good spirit but also a great advert for the Premier League,” said Ferguson. “I think we’ve hit our form and the players are relishing the challenge on three fronts.” United, leading 1-0 from last week’s first leg at Stamford Bridge, were worthy victors against a Chelsea side who struggled to match their opponents’ precision in the final third. Defeat piled the pressure on Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, who in all probability will see his team finish the season without a trophy. Chelsea’s misery was summed up by Ancelotti’s decision to remove £50 million striker Fernando Torres at half-time after another lacklustre contribution from the Spaniard, still goalless after 11 hours since joining the club. Ancelotti took defeat graciously. “We had good control of the game in the opening 25 minutes but didn’t…
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