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Buttner delighted with Euro debut

24 October 2012 04:36

Manchester United full-back Alexander Buttner was delighted with his Champions League debut against Sporting Braga on Tuesday.

The off-season signing from Vitesse was handed a starting place by Sir Alex Ferguson as the United overcame a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 at Old Trafford.

And, despite giving a mixed performance, the defender was pleased to have made the step up to Europe's premier cup competition.

Speaking to reporters after the match, Buttner said: "(Champions League) is a higher level. It's my first game, I want to play high-level football."

Buttner has been touted as a potential threat to Patrice Evra's starting position at the club since arriving from the Netherlands, but the 23-year-old insists he has nothing but respect for his team-mate.

"Patrice is also good," he said.

"If he plays, it's OK. I look to him and how he plays, and I learn from that.

"On the training ground, we speak a lot. We are in the same position, we are left-backs."

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Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
23 October 2012
Game week
3
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 2
Full-time
3 - 2
Venue
Old Trafford (Manchester)
Attendance
73195

Goals

0 - 1
2' Alan
 (assist by Hugo Viana)
0 - 2
20' Alan
 (assist by Éder)
J. Hernández 25'
(assist by S. Kagawa) 
1 - 2
J. Evans 62'  
2 - 2
J. Hernández 75'
(assist by T. Cleverley) 
3 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
6 62'
28
2
16
24
26
23
20
10
14 25' 75'
Coach: A. Ferguson
# Player Bookings
33
26 48'
20 53'
4
45
5
27
14
25
30 2' 20'
17
Coach: José Peseiro

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
17
11
5
8
18
19
50
# Player Bookings
10
8
29
1
12
15
80

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18:41
17:52
17:39
17:14
17:12
17:02
16:43
16:38
16:04
15:52
15:47
14:45
14:24
14:19
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14:00
13:38
13:31
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13:04
12:45
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12:30
12:11
11:55
11:32
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09:48
08:32
02:13
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22:40
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20:58
20:39
20:38
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19:54
19:51
19:43
19:41
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19:33
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18:15
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17:56
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08:44
05:24
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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 18 +27 45
2 18 +24 42
3 18 +14 35
4 18 +17 32
5 18 +8 31

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