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High-flying Ronaldo scores on header in Madrid's 1-1 draw with Manchester United

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    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal celebrates scoring during the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Manchester United at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Wednesday Feb. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza) (The Associated Press)

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    Danny Welbeck festeja tras marcar un gol para Manchester United ante Real Madrid en los octavos de final de la Liga de Campeones el miércoles 13 de febrero de 2013. (AP Foto/Andres Kudacki) (The Associated Press)

Cristiano Ronaldo scored on a spectacular header for Real Madrid in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Wednesday night in the first leg of their final-16 Champions League series.

After Danny Welbeck opened the scoring for United in the 20th minutes with a header off a corner kick, Ronaldo rose high to meet Angel di Maria's swinging cross 10 minutes later for his 183rd goal for Madrid — and first against former his former club.

David de Gea made several impressive saves for United, including a fingertip effort onto the post to deny Fabio Coentrao in the first half.