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Highlights: Real Madrid 1-1 Manchester United (UEFA Champions League - Round of 16 - 13/02/13)

0-1 Welbeck 20'

1-1 Cristiano Ronaldo 30'

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buddymagoo1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

Great result and a good tense game. We could have won that if RVP hadn't sliced his shot.

Welbeck was fantastic!

zeddy1198d ago

good defensive performance too, didnt really give madrid loads of chances. reminds me of the defensive performances of 2008.

buddymagoo1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

We could and should have won that game. Varane on any other day could have got a red for fouling the last man Evra.

Welbeck had a one on one with the keeper and could have scored. RVP had a shot brushed on the the bar and then if he hadn't scuffed the shot afterwards Ramos wouldn't have been able to clear the ball off the line. Then the shot at the end that looked to be going in but drew a great save from the keeper

Giggs could have took a first time shot but instead took too many touches.

So many chances from our point of view but Madrid could have grabbed it as well. Great game!

RGB1198d ago

@buddymagoo

Varane challenge was never a red, Ramos was covering and Evra went down way too easy!

Alonso cleared the ball not Ramos! :/

Both teams had plenty of chances.

vulcanproject1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

United clearly went there setup to keep the game tight and snatch a precious precious away goal from a counter or set piece. United did exactly what they set out to do. Mission accomplished. Advantage United. It was even done minus Vidic who was on top form against Everton.

Madrid plainly dominated much of the play, but who DIDN'T expect that? Who goes to the Bernabeu and outplays Madrid? Even Barcelona rarely do such a thing. I seem to recall not 2 weeks ago in the Copa del Ray Madrid pressing Barca all game and Barca managing the same result seen here....

Madrid have everything on this game, knowing their league is shot. They were fully motivated.

Against top level opponents over two legs, its all about the RESULT away from home and United have got a real good one there. Barcelona considered their 1-1 good, so will Ferguson.

United have gone through 17 times out of 19 when they have not lost away in the first leg, and Madrid have not travelled that well in recent years.

I think you have to say advantage Manchester United, Madrid aimed to win but failed, looked vulnerable defensively and could just have easily conceded more. United can take heart from that knowing they will surely get golden chances at Old Trafford as well.

When you hear Mourinho moaning about defensive tactics after the game you know you have annoyed him.

Mourinho, he of Porto, Chelsea and Inter parking the bus fame?

Classic. At least United offered a very real threat on the counter.

krazykombatant1198d ago

Woulda, shoulda. Madrid were hungrier the whole match if the varane tackle on evra was a foul so was the di maria tackle in the box. My worse complain of the match was the ref. Almost every other play he was I the middle of a pass, a run something. Frustrating to see a play from either side stopped cuz the ref doesnt know how to position himself.

De gea saved ManU tonight, but can you hold Madrid to 1 goal or less. I doubt it.

Computersaysno1197d ago

Ummm man utd did keep real madrid to one goal or less last night.

--Onilink--1197d ago

oh please, di maria could have been touched by phil jones finger and still would have been sent flying... it was simply a body to body tackle of one very skinny little man against a huge guy like jones

RGB1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

Need to question Mourinho, he's got nothing this season but the Champions League going for him. Ferguson brings on attacking players and Jose just subs man for man. :/

Welbeck for me was MoTM, to come to Madrid and play that well, could of had a 2nd goal too. De Gea played well after a few wobbles, same with Lopez.

For me Madrid played better (people would say I would say that) and had many more chances but couldn't finish as per usual. If it was Barca, it would of been over already. Overall, fair enough result but could see United go through now! Madrid should of killed it though. :/

Nes_Daze1198d ago

Madrid did play better, and as for Barca, seeing how United and Barca play nothing alike, I think it would've been a different game altogether.

krazykombatant1198d ago

We limited man u to 1 away goal. That could mean the world as I dont see them being able to keep madrid from scoring like so many chances tonight.

vulcanproject1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

You played at home and failed to win despite making it clear that was what you were trying to do, and you conceded an away goal in the process.

United take a lead into the 2nd leg, a very small one easily wiped out but a lead nonetheless as the away goal. This also insulates them from being eliminated by a single away goal, which will be a comforting albeit small buffer.

I don't see how you think Madrid can suddenly beat United any easier at Old Trafford than they failed to do tonight on home soil.

You talk as if the impetus was with United to come beat you, when really it was your responsibility to beat them at home and take a lead. You failed.

Madrid now must come out, and they must set out to attack away from home.

That will be very dangerous and risky. Especially against a United team built on a foundation of counter attacking.

You should be more worried about how many times Madrid's fragile defence could be breached, with United at home, better rested, with probably Vidic back in the side as well.

United had to travel off the back of a potentially tricky Sunday Everton fixture-now Madrid have to do it but they have to face Barcelona 3 days before going to Manchester.

Ferguson will be most pleased.

krazykombatant1198d ago

@vulcan, De Gea kept madrid out of the goal. Ill take my chances at old trafford, I expect RM to take more chances next time around. Itll be great match non the less do man u have an advantage, yeah a slight one, but I dont think they can keep Madrid from scoring 2 goals.

Corepred41198d ago

Is it me or is vulcanproject the new magoo? Lol I've been enjoying the input magoo puts in now but Vulcan, yeesh!

shadowraiden1197d ago

this the same i dont see them having any chance and being beaten 5-0 at home like every madrid fan was saying before the game.

face it you got showed up on the night by a team of maybe less skilled individually but a better team.

i cant remember seeing a real clear cut chance for real madrid other then long shots taken from outside or just inside the box while United created more clear cut chances that on another day Van Persie would have ended the tie with United winning 1-3.

so what if you have the possession who cares the game is about scoring goals something you could only do from a wonder goal header.

vulcanproject1197d ago (Edited 1197d ago )

Thats De Gea's job. Your GK kept United from scoring a second. Thats his job.

United will get even more chances at OT now I believe, and Madrid less.

I love how you said you don't think United can prevent Madrid scoring twice, when that is what they just did, and at the Bernabeu to boot! LOL!

Now you have to play Barcelona the weekend before you fly to Manchester, frankly if you can't admit that United got a good result and have the advantage you are rather delusional.

The fact is you failed to beat United at home, and now you somehow think it'll be easier to pull it off at Old Trafford.

You didn't beat Man City when you went to their ground, you have only won once in England in the past 5 games you played there and that was against Spurs.

You can keep shouting as if you'll walk over United at OT but everything is stacked against you now. Even when you performed at your very best at OT and Fat Ronaldo got his hat trick you still lost the game and United would progress now with a repeat of that result!

krazykombatant1197d ago

@vulcandalm down, I havent said itll be easier but madrid have a lot riding next couple of games. Barcelona leg should get us in good from for OT test. I think de gea had a phenomenal game but I dont know if he can repeat that result, one goal from madrid puts us ahead on aggregate. Id be worried if we had lost 2-1. If anything next leg willl be extra time.

vulcanproject1197d ago (Edited 1197d ago )

Real Madrid have never gone through after drawing the first leg 1-1 at home. 18 times in Champions league history a knockout first leg has ended 1-1, just 4 times from 18 the away side in the second leg has gone through.

United have nearly always gone through (17 from 19) when they haven't lost the first away leg in a knockout.

United can (and probably will) rotate virtually the whole team the weekend before against Norwich at home to give everyone required a rest. Madrid almost certainly will not against Barca in the Copa del Rey.

Madrid's away record is not very good in recent times. 8 losses and 5 draws from 20 away games this season.

Needless to say I think Man Utd have plenty to be positive about.

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doncorleone1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

Madrid dominated the game and amazing goal from ronaldo, but Manu had great chances... and its incredible how madrid keeps conceding goals from corners this season. Anyway really entertaining match that didnt disappoint, and the hype just got bigger for the second leg, can't wait!

asmith23061198d ago

Great game. It's still wide open which is nice. Thought the ref had an off night. De Gea had a great game, don't know why he gets so much stick.

Anderson81198d ago

great game to watch.. both teams could of won it, de gea, welbeck and di maria were the best players on the pitch... hopefully we can win it at old trafford. a shame rvp missed his best oppertunity

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