Madrid, Feb 14: Cristiano Ronaldo left his mark towards his outdated membership Manchester United with a excellent headed equaliser within the UEFA Champions League last-16 conflict on the Santiago Bernabeu.
United left the Bernabeu with a the most important away target because of Danny Welbeck’s first header. The Pink Devils now have a bonus over the two-legged conflict which will likely be settled at Previous Trafford on March 5.
Robin van Persie may have killed the sport off within the death mins as he hit the publish and had a mis-kicked shot cleared off the road by way of Xabi Alonso.
At the different finish, Actual ruled ownership right through the sport, giving United’s defence a difficult time. Rafael had a troublesome time at right-back looking to forestall Ronaldo, whilst Mesut Ozil and Angel Di Maria had been at their best possible.
The Madrid-born keeper De Gea was once most likely the most efficient participant at the pitch generating improbable saves to disclaim Fabio Coentrao two times and playmaker Ozil.
Actual’s younger centre-back Rafael Varane installed a wonderful efficiency on the again in conjunction with Sergio Ramos but it surely was once no longer the similar with United’s first significant assault. Actual appeared shaky within the few corners and had been punished by way of Danny Welbeck within the twentieth minute.
On the other hand, their lead lasted best 10 mins with their former superstar Ronaldo scoring an excellent header hiking prime above Patrice Evra.
Actual saved the pace going, continuously trying out United’s defence and having a move at De Gea in target.
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Borussia Dortmund
Mat Hummels scored a the most important equaliser as Dortmund controlled a 2-2 draw inthe first leg in their UEFA Champions League last-16 conflict at Donbass Area.
Darijo Srna out the house aspect forward with a excellent curling free-kick prior to striker Robert Lewandowski equalised for the guests 10 mins later. Douglas Costa idea he scored the winner within the 68th minute however Hummels smashed in a header 3 mins from time. Dortmund head in to the second-leg with a two-goal benefit.