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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

Wednesday 24 August

16:37
16:36
16:20
16:11
15:28
14:59
14:56
14:36
14:18
13:57
13:36
13:35
13:32
13:26
13:12
12:48
12:19
11:35
10:40
09:54
09:26
09:07
07:19
07:08
06:15
04:28
04:26
02:17
01:40
01:31
00:32
00:03
00:02

Tuesday 23 August

23:36
23:29
23:28
23:26
22:46
22:44
22:44
22:13
20:13
20:02
19:58
19:41
19:08
18:37
17:46
17:38
17:31
17:23
17:03
16:44
16:44
15:49
15:34
15:14
14:43
14:15
13:34
13:02
12:54
12:25
11:56
10:26
09:42
09:12
08:57
05:43
03:51
03:35
01:58
01:57
01:16
01:13
01:06
00:16
00:01
00:01

Monday 22 August

23:28
23:08
22:39
21:49
20:52
19:59
19:13
19:03
18:48
17:58
17:02
16:46
15:26
15:11
15:11
14:53
14:50
14:32
13:50
13:47
13:30
13:27
13:13
12:16
12:11
11:47
11:39
10:50
10:28
09:53
09:28
09:16
08:44
07:01
06:53
06:32
05:54
05:20
05:02
04:24
04:10
04:07
03:46
02:17
01:37
00:56
00:36
00:26

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 2 +4 6
2 2 +4 6
3 2 +3 6
4 2 +2 6
5 2 +1 4

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