Manchester United drawn against Real Madrid

by admin on Четверг, Декабрь 20th, 2012

Manchester United have been drawn against Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League. The nine-times winners Real take on United for the first time in nine years.

The sides last met in the 2002-03 quarter-final with the Spaniards triumphing 6-5 on aggregate.

Real won the first leg of that tie 3-1 and went through after a virtuoso second-leg performance from the Brazilian Ronaldo, who scored a hat-trick and was applauded off the Old Trafford pitch, as United won 4-3.

United club secretary John Alexander said: «Out of several stand-out ties, I think this is the one. If history has anything in our favour our one [aggregate] victory against Real Madrid in this competition was in the season when we won the final at Wembley.»

Manchester United drawn against Real Madrid

Emilio Butragueno, Real Madrid director, said it would be a special match for the two managers, United’s Sir Alex Ferguson and Real’s Jose Mourinho, who will meet for the 15th time in the first leg.

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