Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Photos: RVP made it as easy as A.B.C with a hat-trick against Olympiacos

    Delighted: Van Persie runs towards the Stretford End after putting United ahead in the tie
MANCHESTER UNITED 3-0 OLYMPIACOS (AGG 3-2) A Robin van Persie hat-trick sent Manchester United through to the Champions League quarter-finals and lifted the pressure off manager David Moyes. The Dutchman scored twice in the first half and grabbed the winning goal in the tie just after the break with a free-kick.

More pics after the cut....

  All yours: Van Persie and strike partner Wayne Rooney celebrate on their knees after the third goal

  Treble: Van Persie completes his first ever Champions League hat-trick just after half-time with a free-kcik

   Ahead: Rooney stepped over the free-kick and left it for Van Persie, who wrong-footed Roberto

    Equaliser: Van Persie wheels away after levelling the score in the tie at Old Trafford

                                                                                                                                                                       Double up: Van Persie slots home from close range to make it 2-0 to United

    The old days: Old Trafford erupted as Van Persie came up with the goods just before half-time

   All smiles: United players celebrate Van Persie's second goal, but there was more to come

   Get on: There was little time to celebrate the first goal as United rushed back to the centre circle

    There's hope yet: Van Persie puts United ahead on the night from the spot in the first-half

    Beyond grasp: Goalkeeper Roberto went the right way but Van Persie's effort was too strong

    Under pressure: Van Persie was attempting to get on the end of Wayne Rooney's superb pass

    Penalty! And the Dutchman was hauled down by Jose Holebas, before the referee pointed to the spot

    Nasty: Antonio Valencia United takes a knock on the eye from Joel Campbell of Olympiakos

   Ouch: Valencia is assessed by medical staff after the clash early on

  Brave man: Valencia continued playing after the incident despite the black eye

     From behind: United defender Patrice Evra competes with Hernan Perez of Olympiacos   

     Tussle: United defender Phil Jones vies with Olympiakos' Brazilian defender Leandro Salino 

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