Manchester, March 6: Cristiano Ronaldo scored the essential purpose that despatched Real Madrid by way of to the quarter-finals in opposition to 10-man Manchester United at Previous Trafford.
The Spanish aspect gained 2-1 on the night time and progressed with a 3-2 mixture as United’s Nani was despatched off for a problem on Alvaro Arbeloa.
United had the possibility to take the lead early within the second half, due to Sergio Ramos’ personal purpose within the forty eighth minute. However a controversial crimson card for Nani simply 8 minutes later proved decisive.
Real supervisor Jose Mourinho instantly introduced in Luka Modric for Arbeloa and his techniques labored wonders because the Croatian equalized with an excellent strike. Three minutes later United have been in much more hassle as their former hero Ronaldo slipped from Gonzalo Higuain’s cross to depart United needing two objectives to outlive within the draw.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has made the choice to depart Wayne Rooney on the bench as Ryan Giggs’ one thousandth senior sport led to defeat.
Borrusia Dortmund progress
Dortmund beat Ukrainian staff Shakhtar Donetsk successful 3-0 and passing with a 5-2 mixture.
Felipe Santana opened the scoring with a strong header whereas Mario Gotze made it two after assembly Robert Lewandowski’s cross and Jakub Blaszczykowski made it three to safe Dortmund qualification.