This will be enough for the leader of the english premier league in the return game on 5. Marz in manchester already a 0:0 to enter the quarterfinals.
In a fast-paced and high-class encounter under the direction of german referee felix brych (munich), danny welbeck put the guests in the lead with a header (20. Minute). Portuguese superstar cristiano ronaldo also equalized with his head to make it 1-1 against his former club (30.). With his seventh goal in the current champions league season, he took over the sole lead in the kings class goalscoring list.
"This is the game the world is waiting for," real coach jose mourinho said before the explosive duel with his coach colleague sir alex ferguson – and he was right, at least at first. Both teams started the encounter with a high tempo and great offensive enthusiasm. Real in particular was highly motivated. The championship in spain is ticked off in view of the 16-point gap to FC barcelona. A coup in the european championship would be all the more important for the royals.
Before his goal, cristiano ronaldo had already scored the 1:1 on the fub. He first failed to clear a free kick against the wall, then picked up the rebound and just missed the target. Two minutes later, however, he rose into the air after a cross from angel di maria and gave manunited goalkeeper david de gea no chance. The spectators saw opportunities on both sides. Walbeck missed after a mistake by iker casillas deputy diego lopez (34).), ozil failed in the other penalty area to de gea (38.). Due to his broken left hand, casillas will also miss the return match in three weeks’ time.
Even after the change, real remained the dominant team, but was too sloppy with its chances to score. Ronaldo (49.) and di maria (52.) failed to de gea. Robin van persie almost turned the game on its head, but only hit the crossbar (72). ). Ronaldo’s free kick went just over (85.) – the deserved winning goal for the superior hosts just wouldn’t fall anymore.