Match Report: Man Utd battle to Real Madrid draw

David de Gea of Manchester United makes a save with his foot

Manchester United managed to hold Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash.

United goalkeeper David de Gea was the hero for the Red Devils - making a string of out of this world saves and keeping them in the tie.

Danny Welbeck gave Sir Alex Ferguson's side an early lead and a crucial away goal but former United legend Cristiano Ronaldo scored a header to draw Real level before halftime.

Both sides created opportunities in the second half and United striker Robin van Persie had a shot cleared off the line.

It was a fair result but United fans will be happier because they have a slight advantage with the away goal.

The second leg will be played at Old Trafford at the beginning of March.

Newsround's man of the match: David de Gea

Match rating: 8/10

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