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Video: On this day – Paul Scholes’ rocket against Barcelona in Champions League semi-final

On the 29th April 2008, Manchester United played their return leg against an iconic Barcelona side in the Champions League semi-final.

The teams were evenly matched after the first-leg ended 0-0 at the Nou Camp with Cristiano Ronaldo failing to give United a crucial advantage with a missed penalty.

But after 14 minutes had been played at Old Trafford, Paul Scholes provided the decisive moment with a moment of magic.

Scholes picked up the ball around 25 yards from goal and hit a pile driver of  a volley past a helpless Victor Valdes into the top corner.

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Arguably the most talented midfielder of his generation had delivered when Sir Alex Ferguson needed it most.

United went on to win the third European Cup in their history with a penalty shootout triumph over Chelsea in Moscow.

Relive the goal below, courtesy of the UEFA Champions League…

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