Ronaldo strike sends United packing

Former Manchester United hero Cristiano Ronaldo stole the show and crowned his first match back at Old Trafford since leaving for Spain with the decisive goal as Real Madrid beat the English side 2-1 in their Champions League last-16 second-leg clash on Tuesday.

Real advanced 3-2 on aggregate, although an uncharacteristically humble Madrid manager Jose Mourinho admitted the win was undeserved.

"The best team lost, independent of the sending-off," he said.

The match took a controversial twist when Manchester United were reduced to 10 men with over half-an-hour to go - Nani seeing red card for a high tackle on Alvaro Arbeloa.

Real, who were one nil down before the sending off, grabbed two goals to seal their advance.

Luka Modric scored the first with a beautiful effort and then came the Ronaldo show, the Portuguese star adding the second.

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