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Real Madrid Vs. Manchester United, UEFA Champions League 2013

Welbeck and Cristiano Ronaldo scored and left it all open for the second game of the tie at Old Trafford.

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Ramos, Benzema and Higuaín Need to Play Better

It was a day in which every player was supposed to perform well in order for Real Madrid to have a good chance at the Old Trafford, and although the team played quite well, Ramos' very poor marking on Danny Welbeck and Real Madrid's strikers prevented los merengues from going to the Theatre of Dreams with a better result on aggregate.

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Madrid Still In It As United Get The Away Goal

In a thrilling game that lived up to its billing, David de Gea had the night of his life as Manchester United got the away goal through Danny Welbeck’s header. But there’s everything to play for as the teams go into the second leg at 1-1 thank to Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Match Thread: Pepe On the Bench, Alonso Starts

Everything's ready in the Santiago Bernabéu. Both coaches have released their lineups and the players will soon start their warm-up routines before the big clash. Pepe finally stays on the bench and Varane has another big test. Manchester United decides to play with an offensive lineup and Ferguson leaves Cleverley on the bench.

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Pepe and Alonso Remain Questionable, Says 'Marca'

According to some Spanish tabloids, two of Real Madrid's key players, Pepe and Xabi Alonso, could finally miss the game against Manchester United. Neither one of them is fully recovered, so Mourinho might chose to play with two potential reserves in their respective spot.

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A Tactical Analysis: It's Time To Look At Madrid

We've discussed Alex Ferguson's strengths, possible tactical variations and tried to guess at his line-up. It's time to have a look at Real Madrid.

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Previewing the Clash of the Titans

Real Madrid and Manchester United will go head to head (Wednesday, 20:45 CET) in the first leg of their Champions League tie played at the Santiago Bernabéu. Cristiano Ronaldo will play against Manchester United for the first time since leaving Old Trafford as two of the world's greatest coaches in Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson meet again.

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Alonso and Di María Join The List

It wasn't that big of a secret, but Real Madrid's potential starters Xabi Alonso and Ángel Di María made the team's list for Wednesday's clash against Manchester United after missing out Real Madrid's last Liga BBVA game against Sevilla. Both players are worth of Jose Mourinho's trust, and the Portuguese coach has relied on them in almost every important match Real Madrid has featured in the past three years. Only Iker Casillas is on the team's injury list.

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A Pre-Match Press Review

Cristiano Ronaldo is recognized as a club legend while Football Weekly proves that stopping him is literally a science.

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Scouting Manchester United

In recent years, Manchester United and Real Madrid have produced beautiful football when they meet. Many consider the quarter-final tie between the two sides in 2003 to be the finest in history. That encounter even had repercussions that will be felt in the match on Wednesday: it was reportedly the first match Roman Abramovich ever watched and it was love at first sight. He promptly bought Chelsea and brought in Europe's brightest young prospect to manage the team. It was a certain José Mourinho - who eventually ended up in Spain and will oversee Madrid in this latest meeting between the sides.

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Q&A With 'The Busby Babe' Pt.2

Jose Mourinho watched United win against Everton this Sunday. We're sure he learnt quite some things about Ferguson's team, but The Busby Babe, SB Nation's own Manchester United blog, answered some of our questions to preview Wednesday's game. In this second and last edition, we deal about United's tactics and their style.

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