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Champions League: Real Madrid v Manchester United

Minute-by-minute updates on the last-16 first leg tie at the Santiago Bernabeu

  • Real Madrid 1 Manchester United 1 FULL-TIME
    Welbeck puts United ahead with a header from a corner
    Ronaldo equalises with a brilliant header
    Ronaldo and Van Persie with late chances to win it
    2/13/2013 9:37:57 PM
  • 45 mins Ronaldo has another header at goal, and has Evans well beaten. It goes wide, and with his heading ability Ronaldo should've done better really. Beautiful to watch though
    2/13/2013 8:32:10 PM
  • Half-time Well, what a half. The teams go to the dressing rooms level at 1-1, with both teams going all-out on the attack
    2/13/2013 8:33:18 PM
  • H/T Welbeck's opener was cancelled out by Ronaldo's towering header. United look unable to cope with his aerial ability. Have we seen the last of the scoring? Not by a long shot if it continues like this in the second half
    2/13/2013 8:34:47 PM
  • I'll be happy with a draw if i'm honest :) x
    2/13/2013 8:34:56 PM
  • H/T Although Madrid are controlling the game, United do look like they could easily score a second. It could be the perfect scenario for Chicharito to make a late cameo...
    2/13/2013 8:38:09 PM
  • H/T A couple of things, the ball was touched by Ramos for a corner in the build-up to Welbeck's goal, and Ronaldo refused to celebrate after he scored. Still love him United fans?
    2/13/2013 8:39:53 PM
  • This match is going to be a close one. :) The teams are too equal.
    2/13/2013 8:39:59 PM
  • Pulsating first half. Rafael has disappointed given his previous indiscretions i.e. his dismissal against Bayern Munich in 2010, you'd think he would have provided a more mature display. Looks so vulnerable against Ronaldo and Ozil, and a good red card candidate.
    2/13/2013 8:40:45 PM
  • H/T We've had some good comments coming in, keep them up through-out the second half!
    2/13/2013 8:41:46 PM
  • chicharito needs to start the second half to change the game
    2/13/2013 8:42:05 PM
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has equaled Eusebio as the 8th highest scorer in the European Cup. [opta]
  • H/T Meanwhile, it's half-time in Ukraine with the score Shakhtar Donetsk 1 - Borussia Dortmund 1. Lewandowski equalised just before half-time after Srna's free-kick opened the scoring
    2/13/2013 8:45:41 PM
  • 65% - Man Utd have completed just 65% of their passes so far, their previous worst figure in the CL this season was 85%. Wayward.
  • Manchester united defense need to stop Ronaldo running down the wing, otherwise he is just going to score again.
    2/13/2013 8:47:14 PM
  • 46 mins The teams are back out, we're back underway!
    2/13/2013 8:47:58 PM
  • The worry for United is if they continue to play deep. Van Persie is currently an acting midfielder, with little or no service up to Kagawa and Welbeck. But if the game does open up, expect Ozil, Di Maria and Ronaldo to shine. Goals are an absolute certainty.
    2/13/2013 8:48:00 PM
  • 46 mins Interestingly, Mourinho was back out in seat at least three minutes before the teams emerged. Short-and-sweet for Madrid it seems
    2/13/2013 8:48:51 PM
  • 47 mins United start lively and win a corner as Lopez clears with Kagawa lurking
    2/13/2013 8:49:32 PM
  • 47 mins The corner falls to Jones, who tries to power the header towards goal, but it goes over the bar
    2/13/2013 8:50:12 PM
  • 49 mins Ronaldo turns and quickly gets a shot away, but De Gea is down early and saves well
    2/13/2013 8:51:25 PM
  • 49 mins Jones is making his presence felt, as he clashes with Ozil again, the referee waiving play on
    2/13/2013 8:52:27 PM
  • 51 mins Jones again, but this time he gets called up after a foul on Ronaldo. Did he get the ball? It's a close one
    2/13/2013 8:53:45 PM
  • 52 mins Di Maria has time, and unleashes another fierce shot at goal, but again De Gea is up to the task of saving it
    2/13/2013 8:55:12 PM
  • 53 mins Di Maria again! He's getting closer and closer. With De Gea rooted, the ball just slips past the post. Still 1-1
    2/13/2013 8:56:07 PM
  • 54 mins Of all people, Evra gets behind the Madrid defence, and appears to be pulled down by Varane. No foul was given, But do United have a case that Madrid should be down to 10?
    2/13/2013 8:57:43 PM
  • Di Maria looking impressive. United need to find a way to stop him, he's causing problems cutting in onto his left foot.
    2/13/2013 8:57:53 PM
  • 56 mins Ferdinand manages to work his way into trouble, but get's out of it luckily. United give the ball away to Ronaldo though, but the chance comes to nothing
    2/13/2013 8:59:24 PM
  • 58 mins RVP floats elegantly past 2 Madrid players and tries to play in Welbeck, but he's not fast enough to get onto it. He still manages to clash with Varane, and he's not happy about it
    2/13/2013 9:01:45 PM
  • 60 mins Substitution - The ineffective Benzema goes off for Gonzalo Higuain. Will the Argentinean break the deadlock?
    2/13/2013 9:02:49 PM
  • 61 mins Rooney loses Coentrao, whose half-volley is saved. Half a chance, that one
    2/13/2013 9:03:33 PM
  • 62 mins Welbeck charges into the box, but his shot is blocked by Varane for a corner, which nothing comes of. These two are having an intriguing battle this half
    2/13/2013 9:05:23 PM
  • Madrid, third in La Liga, are making United look a second-rate team. The gaps in United's formation are being exploited so readily it's probably fair to say Fergie would be pleased to escape with a draw. The United boss could also do with moving Kagawa into a central role or bringing him off altogether. Madrid are clever and will continue to press, though Arbeloa is a weakness United should have targeted.
    2/13/2013 9:05:42 PM
  • 64 mins Kagawa is removed from proceedings to be replaced by Ryan Giggs
    2/13/2013 9:06:57 PM
  • 67 mins The pace has slowed a little, but Di Maria suddenly bursts down the left wing, forcing a corner for his side
    2/13/2013 9:09:25 PM
  • 67 mins The corner is cleared though, and United win a free-kick to relieve the pressure
    2/13/2013 9:09:57 PM
  • united are playing too deep!! they need to push out more
    2/13/2013 9:11:54 PM
  • 70 mins Higuain crosses for Ronaldo at the front post, but Ferdinand follows his man and blocks the shot well
    2/13/2013 9:13:03 PM
  • Just seen a replay, De Gea made a fantastic save from Coentrao, not the side-netting.
    2/13/2013 9:13:31 PM
  • 72 mins Wow... Rooney runs at the Madrid defence, and feeds RVP, whose fierce shot at goal hits Lopez and then the bar - Lopez didnt know much about it. Then Van Persie get's in behind the defence, and his mis-hit shot loops towards goal but is cleared off the line
    2/13/2013 9:15:26 PM
  • 72 mins Madrid then race up the ther end and Khedira goes close. It all ends with the impressive Welbeck going off for Valencia
    2/13/2013 9:16:24 PM
  • 75 mins Modric - remember him? - comes on for Di Maria, whose had a very good game tonight
    2/13/2013 9:18:07 PM
  • 77 mins Madrid work the ball into the box with some quick one-touch passes, and Higuain gets a shot away, though he's stretching a bit to far and th shot lacks power, De Gea saves comfortably in the end
    2/13/2013 9:20:24 PM
  • This is the sort of game where Fergie's team could do with a target man. Someone like Rickie Lambert, Edin Dzeko or even their old man, Dimitar Berbatov. The movement wouldn't be key so any of them would be suited to the task. Importantly it would allow United an outlet to build around. RVP and Welbeck are willing runners and are doing well. Playing off a target man would bring in the midfielders too and perhaps give Real something else to deal with
    2/13/2013 9:20:48 PM
  • 79 mins Madrid have had a number of corners tonight, but have produced very little from them
    2/13/2013 9:21:44 PM
  • 79 mins What a save! Khedira fires in a rebound but De Gea dives to his right and holds onto the ball well. Mourinho applauds his team from the sideline, but De Gea deserves credit for his performance so far
    2/13/2013 9:23:16 PM
  • 80 mins Giggs receives the ball in the box, but he takes a touch away from the goal and two defenders swarm him quickly. Chance gone. Into the last 10 minutes, will there be a winner?
    2/13/2013 9:24:31 PM
  • 83 mins Pepe appears to be warming up, doesn't seem like an obvious attacking option
    2/13/2013 9:25:33 PM
  • De gea is the one who is saving man u
    2/13/2013 9:25:40 PM
  • 84 mins Pepe comes on for Alonso. Looks like Mourinho is shutting-up shop
    2/13/2013 9:26:23 PM
  • United will be chuffed with this result I'd imagine, but Madrid are looking dangerous. David De Gea has been, for me, United's best player. Performances like this will make people stand up and notice what a talented young goalkeeper he is.
    2/13/2013 9:26:33 PM
  • 84 mins Rooney leaves to a chorus of boo's from the Madrid fans. He hasn't quite had the impact he'd have wanted tonight, and Anderson replaces him
    2/13/2013 9:27:22 PM
  • 85 mins Ronaldo hits one of his trademark free-kicks, De Gea doesn't even move, but the ball nestles on the roof of the net, much to Madrid's disappointment
    2/13/2013 9:28:35 PM
  • 88 mins Valencia and Ramos have clashed, with the former glancing Ramos with his elbow. The Spanish defender has made a bit of a meal of that one, and he's back up soon enough
    2/13/2013 9:30:57 PM
  • 90 mins We're into injury-time, will there be a late winner?
    2/13/2013 9:32:15 PM
  • 90 +1 mins Madrid have a free-kick, but they choose to pass it around and United win possession back
    2/13/2013 9:33:48 PM
  • 90 +2 mins Ronaldo has the goal at his mercy! But Jones get's in the way yet again. He's justified Ferguson's faith in him tonight
    2/13/2013 9:34:44 PM
  • 90 +3 mins RVP delivers a free-kick from the left, but no one attacks the ball. Van Persie get's the ball back and almost scores, with Lopez pushng the ball away. Corner...
    2/13/2013 9:35:53 PM
  • Full-time But there's no time for the corner as the final whistle is blown
    2/13/2013 9:36:27 PM
  • F/T Well, it wasn't the goal-fest that we were promised, but it was an enthralling match-up, wasn't it? Ferguson will be happy with the draw - and a potentially crucial away goal - forcing Madrid into a position where they have to score at Old Trafford if they want to progress
    2/13/2013 9:39:47 PM
  • It's unfair to criticise Jones' work ethic, attitude and willingness to sacrifice himself for the teams cause. But, that said, he does lack that little bit of class that Scholes possessed at the same age. Admittedly he's a centre back, but in age when centre backs are becoming more involved (Pique, Luiz, Ramos, Sakho etc) he doesn't look as polished as he, perhaps, could be. That said, he and De Gea have been vital for United tonight.
    2/13/2013 9:40:08 PM
  • Mesut Ozil was awarded man-of-the-match, though there was also good performances from Di Maria, Welbeck, Ronaldo and especially De Gea. That's all from me. I hope you've enjoyed our coverage of tonight's game, and keep an eye out on our website or in the newspaper tomorrow for reaction to the game.
    2/13/2013 9:45:54 PM
  • Ronaldo contemplates what could have been following a late miss against Manchester United

    2/13/2013 9:46:29 PM
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