Live UEFA Champions League

Manchester United v Real Madrid

Radio Times
Review by:
James Gill

Cristiano Ronaldo’s levitation trick two weeks ago saved Real Madrid’s blushes. Hovering like a bird of prey above Patrice Evra, Ronaldo pounced for a gravity-defying headed equaliser. This week he returns to earth, to Old Trafford, the turf where he was formed.

The master falconer Sir Alex Ferguson must have been pleased with his side’s one-all draw, yet his work is far from over. With the forward couplet of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie stifled for large parts of the game at the Bernabéu, it was left to Danny Welbeck to stretch his legs and the Madrid defence. An admirable coming of age for the gangly youngster, and yet more proof that the veteran Scot has not lost the art of turning a fledgeling into a top goalscorer.

About this programme

Manchester United v Real Madrid (Kick-off 7.45pm). Adrian Chiles is joined by Roy Keane, Lee Dixon and Gareth Southgate to present coverage of the last-16 second-leg match at Old Trafford, where a place in the quarter-finals is at stake. The tie is delicately poised at 1-1 following the first leg at the Bernabeu, which saw United take the lead through Danny Welbeck, before former Red Devil Cristiano Ronaldo equalised for his current employers. The home side will enter this match as slight favourites seeing as they managed to score an away goal in the Spanish capital, but given both sides' attacking capabilities the prospect of a 0-0 draw seems unlikely, especially as manager Jose Mourinho will be eager to steer Real to a 10th European Cup in what has been a turbulent campaign. Commentary by Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend. Subsequent programmes are subject to change.

Cast and crew

Cast

Presenter
Adrian Chiles
Guest
Roy Keane
Guest
Lee Dixon
Guest
Gareth Southgate
Commentator
Clive Tyldesley
Guest
Andy Townsend

Crew

Editor
Mark Demuth
Categories
Sport

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