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Champions League: Milan reaches final after beating Manchester United 3-0

Champions League: Milan reaches final after beating Manchester United 3-0

AC Milan reached its 11th European Cup final Wednesday by beating Manchester United 3-0 in the second leg of the Champions League semifinals and advancing 5-3 on aggregate.
Kaka, who scored both goals in the 3-2 loss last week at Old Trafford, gave Milan the lead in the 11th minute. The Brazil playmaker beat United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar after Clarence Seedorf headed the ball into his path.
Seedorf made it 2-0 in the 30th, controlling a cross from the right with his chest and shooting past Van der Sar, and Alberto Gilardino scored the third in the 78th after running into the area alone and looping the ball over the United goalkeeper.
Milan, which has won the European Cup six times and will be playing in the final for the third time in the last five years, will face Liverpool on May 23 in Athens, Greece.
The game will be a rematch of the 2005 final, when Liverpool overturned a 3-0 halftime deficit and won the title 3-2 on penalties. In 2003, Milan beat Juventus 3-2 on penalties after a 0-0 draw.
Liverpool, a five-time European champion, beat Chelsea 4-1 on penalties Tuesday after a 1-0 win put the teams level at 1-1 on aggregate.