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Manchester United draw in Madrid

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Real Madrid and Manchester United played to a tense 1-1 draw in the first leg match of their Champions League last 16 knockout tie at the Bernabeu Thursday. 

Cristiano Ronaldo was on target in Madrid, but a fantastic display from goalkeeper David De Gea and a goal from the impressive Danny Welbeck helped United secure the draw.

The result gives the Premier League leaders a good chance of progressing after the second leg at Old Trafford on Mar 5.

Welbeck put United in front after 20 minutes with a neat header from a corner, only for Ronaldo to level with an even better attempt 10 minutes later as he hung in the air masterfully to head past De Gea.

United had to endure constant pressure from a Madrid side unbeaten at home in 33 games in all competitions but almost claimed a vital second after 72 minutes when Robin van Persie struck the bar and then seconds later wasted a fantastic opening in front of goal.

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