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Manchester United Vs Real Madrid leg 2 16 Of Champions Review

Written By muhammad sihabuddin on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 3:51 PM

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Sportslast - MU VS Madrid, Real Madrid conquering host Manchester United 2-1 in the round of 16 Champions League 2012/13 second leg. United's Nani lost due to a red card, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning goal to his former club. Los Merengues successfully get rid of the Red Devils with a 3-2 aggregate and a step closer to their coveted La Decima.

After only a 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg, Jose Mourinho's squad won at Old Trafford on Wednesday (06/3), and through to the quarter-finals. Without a goal in the first half, United broke the deadlock after the break with a goal by Sergio Ramos suicide. However, Nani red card not long ago made the situation changed completely. Madrid then successfully reverse score a spectacular goal by substitute Luka Modric and finishing Cristiano Ronaldo.

United started the game with Wayne Rooney on the bench. Driven by Ryan Giggs, the diving game to 1,000 in his professional career, United threatened twice in quick succession through Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck, but goalkeeper Diego Lopez remains safe.

Madrid, with Ronaldo inspired, the 'home' for the first time at Old Trafford since moving to the capital city of Spain, and Angel Di Maria, who has recorded four asisst against the two Manchester teams in the Champions League this season (three vs. City, one vs. United ), dominated the first half. However, the only chance of Madrid passing shot on target Gonzalo Higuain could not change the situation. Di Maria replaced Kaka even before the break.

Overall, the first half went pretty 'quiet' and the score was 0-0 to survive until the interval.

In the second half, the game level increases. United immediately kicked off and get a goal they were after. Just three minutes after the break, in a chaos in front of goal Lopez, Ramos blunder. Trying to dispel the flick Welbeck crossing the Nani, Madrid defender that just turned the ball into his own net. United were winning 2-1 on aggregate while.

Just eight minutes after Ramos own goal, United had to play with ten men after Nani's red-carded by referee Cuneyt Cakir direct result Alvaro Arbeloa feet high crashing. Sir Alex Ferguson inflamed, because he felt Nani did not do it intentionally. However, an ever expel Turkish referee John Terry, Mario Balotelli, Gary Cahill and Steven Gerrard remains on his decision.

Superior number of players and needed a goal, Mourinho put Luca Modric to replace Arbeloa.

Madrid increasingly dominate. Once confined region United, Los Blancos successfully reverse the situation by kicking distance Luca Modric and flick forward Cristiano Ronaldo crossing Higuain at minute 66 and 69. Only in the past 20 minutes, United's luck changed as dramatically.
Luca Modric

Sir Alex Ferguson then drew Tom Cleverley and Rooney enter. The goal is clear, to increase the power break down United. However, Mourinho responded by issuing Mesut Ozil to make room for Pepe.

United get a golden opportunity header past Carrick, Van Persie flick, Rooney volley, and Vidic's header, but Lopez confront everything. Meanwhile, Ronaldo is likely to add to his tally several times and ended United's resistance, but a score of 2-1 to win the Madrid unchanged even up to five minutes of second half injury time.

This was Mourinho's first victory in the Champions League at Old Trafford. Even more importantly, Mourinho managed to keep the ambitions of Madrid to win his tenth in the competition's most elite European club.

Meanwhile, Sir Alex Ferguson, who have won just twice in 16 meetings with Mourinho, must be willing to look at his team's early exit.

Madrid now just waiting for the opponent. The draw for the quarter-finals will be held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on 15 March.

The composition of players United: De Gea; Rafael (Valencia 87 '), Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra (yellow 18'), Carrick (yellow 72 '), Cleverley (Rooney 73'), Giggs; Nani (red 56 '), Welbeck; Van Persie.
Substitutes: Lindegaard, Evans, Valencia, Young, Kagawa, Rooney (Young 81 '), Chicharito.

Madrid lineup: Lopez; Arbeloa (yellow 38 ') (Modric 59'), Varane, Ramos, Coentrao; Alonso, Khedira; Ronaldo, Ozil (Pepe 71 '- Yellow 88'), Di Maria (Kaka 45 '- Yellow 73 '); Higuain.
Reserves: Adan, Albiol, Pepe, Kaka, Benzema, Modric, Callejon.


United - Madrid
Shots: 19-23
Shots on goal: 7-10
Control of the ball: 37% - 63%
Violation: 7-12
Corner: 9-12
Offside: 4-1
Yellow cards: 2-3
Red cards: 1-0.

Luka Modric - 8.6
Cristiano Ronaldo - 8
Raphael Varane - 8
Diego Lopez - 7.7
Gonzalo Higuain - 7.7

Total Shots
Cristiano Ronaldo - 11
Danny Welbeck - 6
Robin van Persie - 6
Gonzalo Higuain - 4
Nemanja Vidic - 3

Fabio Coentrao - 6
Michael Carrick-5
Ryan Giggs - 4
Sami Khedira - 4
Tom Cleverley - 3

Luka Modric - 4
Ryan Giggs - 2
Cristiano Ronaldo - 2
Tom Cleverley - 1
Danny Welbeck - 1
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