Despite Ronaldo, Man U Grabs Edge

Despite Ronaldo, Man U Grabs Edge

Wednesday night saw the matchup of the Champions League round of 16, as Real Madrid hosted Manchester United at the Bernabeu. The game didn't disappoint, as Sir Alex Ferguson's visiting team took a surprise early lead before it was pegged back by Cristiano Ronaldo in his first match against his former club. It finished 1-1 -- advantage United. Meanwhile in Ukraine, Shakhtar Donetsk tied Borussia Dortmund 2-2 in another exciting encounter. Here's the rundown:

1. Ronaldo stars, but United gets the edge. Ten days ago, Ronaldo did something Lionel Messi had never done: score an own goal (a costly one, too, as Real Madrid lost 1-0 at Granada). Wednesday night at the Bernabeu, in the most eagerly anticipated Champions League tie of the round of 16, Ronaldo did something else that Messi could never have pulled off: leaped like a salmon, hung in the air, and, at the far post, headed an equalizer that kept Real Madrid in this tie.

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