Old Trafford - Manchester 05/03/2013 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Round of 16, Second leg

Man. United - Real Madrid
1-2
Aggregate: 2-3
 

Man. United - Real Madrid 1-2 - 05/03/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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Returning Ronaldo nudges Madrid past United

Published: Tuesday 5 March 2013, 22.00CET
Returning Ronaldo nudges Madrid past United 
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Cristiano Ronaldo made a dream return to Old Trafford as he scored the goal that sent Real Madrid CF into the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals at the expense of his old team.

The Portuguese international, the recipient of such a warm ovation before kick-off as the stadium announcer welcomed him back, scored the close-range goal that completed Madrid's turnaround after substitute Luka Modrić had cancelled out the lead given Manchester United FC by a Sergio Ramos own goal early in the second half.

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  • Ronaldo nets winner against former club
  • Modrić strike cancels out Ramos own goal after Nani red card
  • Diego López pulls off several saves to deny United
  • 1,000th senior appearance ends in disappointment for Giggs

Reaction

We are happy to have qualified but I expected more from my team. When your goalkeeper is your best player, it shows you are not controlling the game as you should.

José Mourinho, Real Madrid coach

José Mourinho, Real Madrid coach

We are extremely disappointed. Everyone is sat in the dressing room wondering what happened and how it happened.

Mike Phelan, Manchester United assistant manager

Mike Phelan, Manchester United assistant manager

 

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Match statistics

Man. United
Real Madrid

1

Goals scored

2

38

Possession (%)

62

18

Total attempts

21

12

Attempts on target

16

6

Attempts off target

5

5

Attempts blocked

6

1

Attempts against woodwork

1

9

Corners

12

4

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

3

1

Red Cards

0

7

Fouls committed

12

10

Fouls suffered

7

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    88
    Pepe (Real Madrid) is booked.
  • Substitution
    87
    Valencia (in) - Rafael (out) (Man. United)
  • Substitution
    81
    Young (in) - Welbeck (out) (Man. United)
    Another roll of the dice from Sir Alex Ferguson, who throws on Ashley Young in place of Danny Welbeck.
  • Substitution
    73
    Rooney (in) - Cleverley (out) (Man. United)
    Simon Hart (@UEFAcomSimonH), Old Trafford: On comes Wayne Rooney as United look to chase the match. Can he do what David Beckham did against Madrid in 2003 and score twice as a substitute?

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