European giants Manchester United and Real Madrid drew 1-1 in the first leg of their 2012/13 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 series at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night.
England international Danny Welbeck gave United the lead in the 20th minute when he headed in Wayne Rooney’s Corner kick. Cristiano Ronaldo responded with a header of his own ten minutes later to level affairs.
Real pressed for a match winner throughout the second half but were repeatedly denied by the heroics of Madrid-born Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.
Real Madrid: Diego López; Arbeloa, Varane, Ramos, Coentrao; Xabi Alonso (Pepe, 83’), Khedira; Di María (Modric, 75’), Özil, Cristiano; y Benzema (Higuaín, 60’).
Manchester United: De Gea; Rafael, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra; Carrick, Jones; Rooney (Anderson, 84’), Kagawa (Giggs, 63’), Welbeck (Valencia, 73’); y Van Persie.
Goals: 0-1. M. 20: Welbeck. 1-1. M. 29: Cristiano Ronaldo.