Real Madrid eliminates United in Champions League
MANCHESTER, England (AP) -Cristiano Ronaldo made a devastating impact on his return to Manchester United, sending Real Madrid into the Champions League quarterfinals by clinching a 2-1 victory.
The forward completed Madrid's comeback in the 69th minute at Old Trafford to secure a 3-2 aggregate win for the Spanish champions.
Madrid had gifted United an opener at the start of the second half when Sergio Ramos scored an own goal.
But the game swung back in the visitors favor in the 55th minute when Nani was sent off for a studs-up challenge on Alvaro Arbeloa.
Madrid seized control of the match with two goals in two minutes, with Ronaldo setting up Luka Modric for a powerful equalizer in the 67th before getting on the score sheet himself.