Live: Braga 1 Manchester United 3

It's all over here and United win 3-1 despite trailing up until the last ten minutes. It wasn't the most convincing of performances but it is more than enough to secure their place in the knockout rounds of the Champions League.

Braga give the ball away cheaply in their own half and United set up an easy chance with good work from both Valencia and Rooney. Hernandez recieves the ball with the simple task of finishing but almost ruins it by trying to walk it into the net. He loses control but is able to finish it eventually when Braga can't clear. Scrappy goal in the end.

GOAL! Hernandez makes it 3-1!!

Final change for Braga as Ze Luis replaces Elderson.

Braga try to create an opening but stall on the edge of the area and Rooney steps in to nick the ball off Mossoro.

De Gea confidently drops his shoulder to free up some space under pressure from Eder.

Double change for Braga as Viana and Amorim are replaced by Mossoro and Barbosa.

It was Coelho's challenge on Rooney which persuaded the referee to point to the spot. It was Giggs' lovely chipped ball into the box which caused Braga problems to begin with.

GOAL! Rooney calmly places the ball into the top right corner, sending Beto the wrong way. It has not been pretty but United now lead after once again coming from behind.

Penalty for Man United!

Braga attempt to respond and Alan crosses well but Douglao fouls Smalling as he tries to win the ball in the air.

Beto makes a bizarre decision to come off his line as United pump the ball forward to van Persie. The striker can't believe his luck when he turns to see an open net and he finishes cooly. All square now. Can United go on to win now?

GOAL! Van Persie scores! 1-1.

A dangerous counter attack from Braga but Eder is unable to connect with Salino's low cross into the six yard box.

Rooney has a shot which deflects behind but United are unable to make the most of the corner. Braga not even under much pressure here, a dissappointing performance from the visitors.

Evra tries a one-two with van Persie on the left flank but the Dutchamn's return ball sees Braga take hold of possession.

Valencia gets the better of Elderson and squeezes a good cross in but Beto rises unchallenged.

Nani is replaced by Rafael, with Valenica likely to push further up the right wing.

Elderson loses control on the left wing and is penalised for holding onto Valencia's shirt. Nani looks like he is going to have to come off.

Custodio is booked for blatently holding back van Persie. Silly foul.

Alan is put through on goal but Evra does very well to get there first and get the ball safe.

Free kick for Man Utd as Salino catches Rooney.

United try to work the ball into the box but Nani's misplaced pass for van Persie is intercepted by the Braga defence.

The move from the corner results in Eder attempting a spectacular scissor kick from the edge of the box, but he connects with Anderson's back instead and receives a yellow card.

Salino crosses from the right wing forcing Valencia to head behind for a corner under pressure from Micael.

He replaces the ineffective Welbeck.

van Persie looks set to come on. About time too.

Coelho hits the free kick with power but de Gea gets down well to his right post to make the save. Micael looks to covert the rebound but it is hacked clear by the United defence.

Micael goes down like he was shot as he makes the most of Anderson's arm touching his face.

Braga look to break with pace but Micael's pass is too soft and United recover.

Valencia crosses from the right for Man Utd but the Braga defence do just enough to get the ball clear.

Ferdinand comes on for Evans as we get underway again.

The lights are back on and the players are out and ready to continue.

A broken generater is the confirmed cause of the mishap here. Hopefully the match will resume as soon as possible.

David writes: "United to come back, they have the character to do it."

Ramesh offers an explanation for the darkness here as he ponders: "Did Fergie leave the hairdryer on?"

While we wait, why not send your thoughts on how this game will pan out when we restart to Can United get the point they need to qualify out of the group? Or will Braga continue to dominate proceedings?

The players are heading back into the tunnel as we expect at least a ten minute wait before we resume the match...

Interuption now as the the floodlights have completely turned off at the stadium. The game is obviously stopped as we wait for some sort of explanation.

Great work and a dnagerous cross from Valenica puts Beto is trouble but a strong opening for United is denied as Welbeck is penalised for handball in the box. It was unintentional but it did hit his arm.

It is Braga with a spring in their step though and they are the team controlling the tempo of the match at the moment.

So United are behind, but that has been the case many times this season and they have come out victorious, so you wouldn't rule out a comeback just yet. They now have a corner, but Nani's delivery is poor.

Man Utd fans may feel a penalty shouldn't have been given, with Custodio rather running into Evans. Slightly soft but probably the correct decision.

GOAL! Alan fires the penalty into the top left corner leaving de Gea with no chance. Great strike.

Penalty for Braga! Evans is adjudged to have fouled Custodio inside the box.

Viana's cross from the set piece is poor and Custodio's cross is then cleared by Evans.

Free kick for Braga in a good crossing position from the left after a foul from Nani on Micael.

Valencia races down the right wing but is tackled well by Amorim.

United get the second half underway here in Portugal.

Tricia writes: "It's a tight 1 so far but I'll go for United win after Fergie's half-time hair dryer!!!"

No drastic changes on the betting front after an uneventful first half. United are now 6/4 to win the match, with a draw at the same price, while Braga are available at 3/1. Eder has gone the closest to opening the scoring so far, and you can get him at 8/1 to be the next goalscorer.

Half time here in Braga. No goals but United will be happy enough knowing a point is all they need to qualify from the group.

The last chance of the half goes to the hosts as Micael links up with Amorim but his shot is blocked.

Viana picks out Alan on the right wing, who tries to play Salino through on goal but asks a bit too much of the wing back and de Gea gathers.

Anderson bursts forward from midfield to give United some momentum but Nani struggles to control Valencia's cross from the right and the attack ends.

United started the stronger side tonight but it has been Braga who have created the better opportunities and are showing more willingness going forward.

Braga attack but Viana struggles to keep possession following Micael's soft pass.

Alan's delivery is caught unchallenged by de Gea.

Eder flicks the ball over Smalling on the left wing but is stopped by the United defender's arm, giving the hosts a free kick in a promising position. Smalling is booked for that.

Anderson and Amorim tangle but the Braga defender does well to steward the ball out for a goal kick.

Micael holds the ball up in United's half, but after investigating all other avenues, has no option but to play it back to defence.

Welbeck goes down hurt following Salino's challenge in the air, but is back on his feet now.

End to end stuff as Anderson's shot at goal is blocked before Braga advance before Salino misplaces a decisive pass at the other end.

Braga threaten and have a good chance with Alan showing some good skill before hitting his shot straight at de Gea.

Nani wins a corner for United. It is played short and Valencia ends up crossing for Evans in the box, but the defender's header doesn't have enough power to trouble Beto.

A poor pass from Welback hands possession to Braga in their own half.

Free kick for the visitors in the middle of the park as Viana fouls Nani.

Amorim heads clear Giggs' dangerous corner.

After a quiet spell, United have a corner as Nani's cross is deflected wide.

Viana goes for goal from distance but his shot goes wide of de Gea's left post.

The home side's influence is growing and they look a much more confident team than they did at the start of the match.

Viana's delivery from the corner is not so sweet this time however as he fails to beat the first man, with Welbeck heading away.

Smalling is back on the field to join his team mates.

Braga do trouble the goal moments later though and are desperately unlucky as Eder's header from Viana's fine cross comes back off the post. Braga have a corner.

Alan crosses well for Micael but the intended volley is mishit and doesn't trouble the goal.

Smalling is currently off the field talking to the medical staff, will keep you updated on that one.

Salino tries to play in Alan on the right edge of the box but the assistant raises his flag for offside. Close one but looks the correct decision.

Welbeck and Evra link up well on the left but the captain loses out to Salino as he advances into a crossing position.

Micael spurns Braga's best chance of the game so far as he decides to go alone before firing wide of the goal.

United are keeping the ball patiently but the move ends with Evra's cross into the box which Beto gathers.

A loose ball by Anderson intended for Hernandez is seized upon by Viana but Braga struggle to hold on to the ball.

Rooney picks up the ball from a deep position again, but this time fails to find Nani on the right and it goes out for a goal kick.

Strong work by Alan and Eder creates an opening for Braga but Salino's effort from outside the box is well off target.

A spell of Braga possession comes to an end as Nani cuts out Viana's pass.

Hernandez is waiting to return to the pitch after being seen to for a knock.

Rooney is looking very comfortable playing in a deep role, picking out some lovely passes.

Rooney lofts a ball into the box for Nani but the Portugese winger loses out in the air and it's comfortable for the Braga defence to compose themselves.

A super through ball leaves United exposed at the back but Eder can't make the most of the opportunity and blasts his shot across goal, with it ending up going out for a throw.

The visitors enjoy some possession in Braga's half but Nani is called offside as he moves too early to recieve Rooney's defence splitting pass.

Alan chips the ball ahead to Eder as Braga look to threaten but the forward can't direct his flick on and the United defence collect the ball.

Salino dispossesses Welbeck well to earn a goal kick as United get forward again.

United settle early on with some possession before Rooney searches out Nani on the right wing but nothing comes of it.

Tonight's referee is Felix Brych from Germany.

Seconds away from kick off now. Remember, Man Utd just need to avoid defeat to secure their place in the knockout phases of the competition.

Phil writes: "Valencia playing right back? Smalling just coming back from injury? Evans in charge at the back? Man U must be planning to simply score more than Braga tonight. I'm calling 5-4 to Man U..."

So, it looks like an attacking line up from Sir Alex this evening, but how will they cope without the likes of Fletcher and Scholes in the middle of the park? United fans will no doubt be pleased to see Smalling back in the starting line-up, but how will he fare in what is bound to be a highly competitive game? Not long now until we find out.

Shaks writes: "Man united to win 3-1 come on you red devils!!!!"

Justin Lazenby writes: "Morning! Just finishing night shift in Brisbane, hoping to catch second half at home! Going for a 2 all draw although we (UTD) may just sneak it, with Rooney and Hernandez on the scoresheet!!"

Sanjit Mann writes: "United to win 0-2. Anderson to start and hopefully continue in good form with a motm performance!!"

Davinder Sandhu writes: "An away win for united today would be perfect!! Wrap the group up with 2 games to spare, giving SAF the chance to rest the big guns and play the kids in the final group games. Although sending the kids to Galatasary away (aka Hell) might have long lasting traumatic effects. C'mon you reds!!!!"

United are expected favourites for this one, with Sky Bet pricing them at 6/5 to win the match. The home side are 9/4 while the draw tonight is available at 12/5. Priceboosts include van Persie to score first at 5/1 and Braga to win 2-1 at 12/1. I feel this game should have a few goals in it, so backing the visitors to win 3-1 looks a wise choice, which you can get at 16/1.

Here are the teams...

Braga: Beto, Leandro Salino, Nuno Andre, Douglao, Elderson, Custodio, Hugo Viana, Alan, Ruben Micael, Ruben Amorim, Eder. Subs: Quim, Mossoro, Helder Barbosa, Baiano, Ismaily, Djamal, Ze Luis.

Man Utd: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Evans, Evra, Nani, Anderson, Giggs, Rooney, Hernandez, Welbeck. Subs:Lindegaard, Da Silva, Ferdinand, Carrick, Young, van Persie, Cleverley.

Hello and welcome to coverage of tonight's Champions League Group H clash between Braga and Manchester United at Estadio Municipal de Braga. Oliver Bell here to steer you through the action. In the meantime send your thoughts and predictions on the match to and I'll publish as many as I can. Team news coming right up...

Kick-off is 1945 GMT.

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