Match statistics

Real MadridMan. United

Goals scored1
 
1
on target14
 
9
off target14
 
4
Corners12
 
8
Offsides0
3
Fouls committed14
 
12
Yellow cards0
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)55
 
45

Standings

 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    An excellent game comes to an end, with the tie delicately poised. United will believe they have their noses ahead courtesy of Danny Welbeck's headed away goal, scored on 20 minutes. Madrid controlled the games for long spells and drew level through Cristiano Ronaldo, but it is all to play for in the second leg on 5 March.
  • 90+3
    Van Persie (Man. United) has an effort on goal.
  • 90+3
    Diego López (Real Madrid) blocks a shot.
    United almost steal the win, as Michael Carrick's lofted ball is collected by Robin van Persie on the left of the area. The forward's effort seems destined for the far corner, but the goalkeeper leaps to his left and turns the ball wide.
  • 90+2
    Arbeloa (Real Madrid) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Van Persie (Man. United).
  • 90+1
    Giggs (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Özil (Real Madrid).
  • 90
    Arbeloa (Real Madrid) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Carrick (Man. United).
  • Yellow Card
    88
    A. Valencia (Man. United) is booked.
  • 88
    A. Valencia (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ramos (Real Madrid).
  • 85
    Ronaldo (Real Madrid) delivers the free-kick wide.
    The forward tries an audacious free-kick from 30 metres. The ball swerves and dips and David de Gea is grateful as he watches it skim just over the bar.
  • 85
    Jones (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Modrić (Real Madrid).
  • Substitution
    84
    Anderson (in) - Rooney (out) (Man. United)
    Sir Alex Ferguson opts to introduce the Brazilian, making his fourth appearance in this season's tournament.
  • Substitution
    84
    Pepe (in) - Xabi Alonso (out) (Real Madrid)
  • 83
    Arbeloa (Real Madrid) is penalised for a foul on Giggs (Man. United).
  • 82
    Ronaldo (Real Madrid) is penalised for a foul on Jones (Man. United).
  • 81
    Ramos (Real Madrid) blocks a shot.
  • 81
    Giggs (Man. United) has an effort on goal.
    Madrid fail to clear a ball into the area, and the ball rolls perfectly for the onrushing substitute, but he takes a touch before shooting, allowing Sergio Ramos to get across and block vitally.
  • 80
    Modrić (Real Madrid) takes the corner.
  • 79
    De Gea (Man. United) makes a save.
  • 79
    Khedira (Real Madrid) has an effort on goal.
  • 79
    Jones (Man. United) blocks a shot.
  • 79
    Modrić (Real Madrid) has an effort on goal.
  • 79
    Özil (Real Madrid) takes the corner.
  • 77
    De Gea (Man. United) makes a save.
    An awkward effort from the edge of the area almost slides into the corner, but the goalkeeper scrambles to his right and smothers the danger.
  • 77
    Higuaín (Real Madrid) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    75
    Modrić (in) - Di María (out) (Real Madrid)
  • 74
    Özil (Real Madrid) takes the corner.
  • 74
    Özil (Real Madrid) misses the target.
  • Substitution
    73
    A. Valencia (in) - Welbeck (out) (Man. United)
  • 73
    Khedira (Real Madrid) misses the target.
    A clearance finds the German on the edge of the box, and he rifles an effort which skims just over, with David de Gea beaten.
  • 73
    Özil (Real Madrid) takes the corner.
  • 72
    Higuaín (Real Madrid) misses the target.
    After almost going behind twice, Madrid respond with a swift counter, ending as the Argentinian drives just wide from his position in the left of the area.
  • 72
    Van Persie (Man. United) has an effort on goal.
    A looped ball back into the box is left by Xabi Alonso for his goalkeeper, allowing the Dutch forward to slip in before miscuing a volley. The ball heads goalwards but Alonso gets back to clear off the line.
  • 72
    Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) blocks a shot.
  • 72
    Diego López (Real Madrid) makes a save.
    An outstanding reaction save keeps Madrid level. Robin van Persie is sent into the right side of the area, before drilling at the target but Diego López gets his hand to it to turn the effort on to the crossbar.
  • 72
    Van Persie (Man. United) has an effort on goal.
  • 70
    Özil (Real Madrid) takes the corner.
  • 70
    Ronaldo (Real Madrid) misses the target.
    Gonzalo Higuaín slides a cross in from the right and the scorer of the Madrid goal attempts to slip in front of Rio Ferdinand at the front post, but the defender does just enough to forced the forward to shoot off target.
  • 67
    Fábio Coentrão (Real Madrid) is penalised for a foul on Welbeck (Man. United).
  • 67
    Di María (Real Madrid) takes the corner.
  • 65
    Fábio Coentrão (Real Madrid) fouls.
  • Substitution
    64
    Giggs (in) - Kagawa (out) (Man. United)
    Ryan Giggs comes on to make his 133rd appearance in the UEFA Champions League.
  • 64
    Fábio Coentrão (Real Madrid) is penalised for a foul on Kagawa (Man. United).
  • 62
    Welbeck (Man. United) is flagged for offside.
  • 62
    Rooney (Man. United) takes the corner.
  • 60
    De Gea (Man. United) makes a save.
    Another outstanding save from the goalkeeper, after Fábio Coentrão meets Sami Khedira's cross from the right at the back post. The bouncing effort is set to sneak into the corner but De Gea saves with his feet.
  • 60
    Fábio Coentrão (Real Madrid) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    60
    Higuaín (in) - Benzema (out) (Real Madrid)
  • 57
    De Gea (Man. United) makes a save.
  • 57
    Di María (Real Madrid) has an effort on goal.
  • 56
    Fábio Coentrão (Real Madrid) is penalised for a foul on Rafael (Man. United).
  • 53
    Di María (Real Madrid) misses the target.
    Another Madrid effort fizzes just wide. After steady build up around the United box works space for the Argentinian 20 metres from goal, but the left footed effort is a fraction off target.
  • 52
    De Gea (Man. United) makes a save.
  • 52
    Di María (Real Madrid) has an effort on goal.
  • 51
    Jones (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Ronaldo (Real Madrid).
  • 49
    De Gea (Man. United) makes a save.
    Madrid respond through that man Cristiano Ronaldo, turning from right to left on the edge of the box, but his low left-footed shot is dealt with comfortably by the Spanish goalkeeper.
  • 48
    Ronaldo (Real Madrid) has an effort on goal.
  • 47
    Jones (Man. United) misses the target.
    Madrid fail to clear a corner, as the ball loops skyward off a defensive header. The United defender leaps to meet the dropping ball but sends a header just over.
  • 47
    Rooney (Man. United) takes the corner.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    We are under way in the second period. Expect another thrilling half. Madrid will no doubt be hoping to turn their territorial advantage from the first half in to goals.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Madrid have dominated proceedings in the first period, but United will not be unhappy with the scoreline. The visitors have defended deeply, and rode their luck at times, but Danny Welbeck's header gave the Red Devils the lead, before Cristiano Ronaldo squared it up.
  • 45+1
    Ronaldo (Real Madrid) misses the target.
    A chipped cross in from the left allows the forward to drive towards the ball and is set to head a second, but Jonny Evans does just enough to put him off with a strong challenge.
  • 45+1
    Rafael (Man. United) misses the target.
    The corner finds Robin van Persie at the back post, and a cushioned header to the right-back on the edge of the area allows him to volley well over the bar.
  • 45
    Rooney (Man. United) delivers the corner.
  • 44
    Arbeloa (Real Madrid) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Evra (Man. United).
  • 43
    Ronaldo (Real Madrid) misses the target.
    With United being pushed deep into their area the ball is played out to the forward 25 metres from goal, and he has planty of time to set himself and shoot left-footed at goal, the ball flying just over.
  • Yellow Card
    40
    Rafael (Man. United) is booked.
  • 40
    Rafael (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Özil (Real Madrid).
  • 39
    Ferdinand (Man. United) blocks a shot.
  • 39
    Ronaldo (Real Madrid) has an effort on goal.
    Mesut Özil is causing all kinds of problems for United, and he crosses from the left, though Ronaldo's connection in the centre is blocked by two bodies.
  • 39
    Özil (Real Madrid) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on J. Evans (Man. United).
  • 38
    Özil (Real Madrid) delivers the corner.
  • 38
    De Gea (Man. United) makes a save.
    The quick thinking of Xabi Alonso allows him to send Mesut Özil free with a quick free-kick. The German schemer drives into the right side of the box, but his low effort towards the near post is repelled excellently by the United keeper.
  • 38
    Özil (Real Madrid) has an effort on goal.
  • 38
    Rafael (Man. United) fouls.
  • 37
    Arbeloa (Real Madrid) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Welbeck (Man. United).
  • 36
    Rooney (Man. United) misses the target.
    A deep corner from the left finds the England forward, but under pressure from the defence he cannot guide his header on target.
  • 36
    Van Persie (Man. United) delivers the corner.
  • 36
    Rooney (Man. United) delivers the corner.
  • 34
    Rooney (Man. United) misses the target.
    A corner forces Diego López to punch out, only for Shinji Kagawa to drive back at goal. The shot is blocked and falls to the England forward who sends a low effort scrambling wide of the post.
  • 34
    Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) blocks a shot.
  • 34
    Kagawa (Man. United) has an effort on goal.
  • 34
    Van Persie (Man. United) delivers the corner.
  • 34
    Diego López (Real Madrid) makes a save.
    United are almost back into the lead as Robin van Persie crosses from the left and Danny Welbeck sneaks ahead of the goalkeeper, but cannot flick his effort on target.
  • 34
    Welbeck (Man. United) has an effort on goal.
  • 33
    Fábio Coentrão (Real Madrid) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Rooney (Man. United).
  • 32
    Van Persie (Man. United) has an effort on goal.
  • 32
    Diego López (Real Madrid) makes a save.
  • 31
    Khedira (Real Madrid) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Rooney (Man. United).
  • Goal
    30
    Ronaldo (Real Madrid) scores!
    Angel Di María whips a deep cross into the area from the left and the Portuguese forward is waiting at the back post to rise high above Patrice Evra and force a header into the corner.
  • 28
    Welbeck (Man. United) blocks a shot.
  • 28
    Ronaldo (Real Madrid) misses the target.
  • 28
    Ronaldo (Real Madrid) delivers the free-kick on target.
  • 28
    Carrick (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ronaldo (Real Madrid).
  • 26
    Özil (Real Madrid) delivers the corner.
  • 26
    Di María (Real Madrid) delivers the corner.
  • 25
    Van Persie (Man. United) fouls.
  • 23
    Di María (Real Madrid) delivers the corner.
  • 23
    De Gea (Man. United) makes a save.
  • 23
    Di María (Real Madrid) has an effort on goal.
  • Goal
    20
    Welbeck (Man. United) scores!
    With their first real effort at goal United go ahead. Wayne Rooney swings a corner in from the left, and the forward loses Sergio Ramos to thump a header past Diego López from five metres.
  • 20
    Rooney (Man. United) delivers the corner.
  • 19
    Carrick (Man. United) blocks a shot.
  • 18
    Özil (Real Madrid) has an effort on goal.
  • 17
    Özil (Real Madrid) delivers the corner.
  • 16
    Kagawa (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ramos (Real Madrid).
  • 15
    Özil (Real Madrid) delivers the corner.
  • 14
    Di María (Real Madrid) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kagawa (Man. United).
  • 12
    Diego López (Real Madrid) makes a save.
  • 12
    Rooney (Man. United) has an effort on goal.
  • 11
    Rafael (Man. United) blocks a shot.
  • 11
    Benzema (Real Madrid) has an effort on goal.
  • 11
    Evra (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Özil (Real Madrid).
  • 10
    Van Persie (Man. United) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 9
    Rooney (Man. United) delivers the corner.
  • 8
    Ronaldo (Real Madrid) misses the target.
    Madrid break at pace and find they have plenty of room in the United half. the Portuguese forward strikes at goal from 25 metres, but the low effort skips to the left of the goal.
  • 6
    Ramos (Real Madrid) misses the target.
  • 6
    Rafael (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ronaldo (Real Madrid).
  • 6
    Fábio Coentrão (Real Madrid) misses the target.
    Cristiano Ronaldo's cross from the left is cleared to the edge of the area, allowing the left-back to shoot low at goal, but David de Gea leaps to his left to get fingertips to the effort, deflecting it onto the post.
  • Yellow Card
    5
    Van Persie (Man. United) is booked.
  • 5
    Van Persie (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ramos (Real Madrid).
  • 4
    Di María (Real Madrid) misses the target.
  • 3
    Kagawa (Man. United) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 2
    Khedira (Real Madrid) misses the target.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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