Madrid, Feb 14: Cristiano Ronaldo left his mark in opposition to former membership Manchester United with an outstanding header equalizer within the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 on the Santiago Bernabeu.
Match abstract Real Madrid vs Manchester United
United left the Bernabeu with a vital away aim due to Danny Welbeck’s early header. The Crimson Devils now have a bonus within the home-and-away recreation which shall be settled at Previous Trafford on March 5.
Robin van Persie might have killed the sport within the dying minutes as he hit the publish and Xabi Alonso shoved a poorly kicked shot off the road.
On the opposite aspect, Real dominated possession all through the sport, giving United’s protection a tough time. Rafael struggled at right-back attempting to cease Ronaldo, whereas Mesut Ozil and Angel Di Maria had been at their finest.
Madrid goalkeeper De Gea was maybe the very best participant on the pitch making improbable saves to disclaim Fabio Coentrao twice and playmaker Ozil.
Real’s younger centre-back Rafael Varane put in an excellent efficiency on the again alongside Sergio Ramos, nevertheless it wasn’t the identical with United’s first vital assault. Real seemed totter across the few corners and had been penalized by Danny Welbeck within the twentieth minute.
Nonetheless, their lead solely lasted 10 minutes with their former star Ronaldo scoring a superb header rising above Patrice Evra.
Real stored up the tempo, always testing United’s protection and attempting De Gea in aim.
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Borussia Dortmund
Mat Hummels scored a vital equalizer as Dortmund drew 2-2 within the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie at Donbass Area.
Darijo Srna edged the house aspect with an outstanding curling free-kick earlier than striker Robert Lewandowski equalized for the guests 10 minutes later. Douglas Costa thought he had scored the successful aim within the 68th minute however Hummels smashed a header three minutes from time. Dortmund head into the second leg with a two-goal benefit.