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Real Madrid tops Man United for spot in Champions League quarters

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London, Mar 5 (EFE).- Goals by Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo gave Real Madrid a 2-1 win over Manchester United on Tuesday in the second leg of their Champions League knockout clash, allowing the Blancos to advance 3-2 on aggregate.

The two clubs played to a 1-1 draw in the first leg at Sebastian Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.

Both of the visitors' goals on Tuesday came after United's Nani was ejected on a straight red card in the 56th minute for a collision with Alvaro Arbeloa.

The referee's decision infuriated Sir Alex Ferguson and the home crowd at Old Trafford, which had been elated a few minutes earlier when United took a 1-0 lead on an own goal by Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos.

Blancos coach Jose Mourinho said after the game that Man United was really the better team on Tuesday.

"Independent of the decision (of the referee), the best team lost. We didn't deserve to win but football is like this," he told the BBC.

The other Champions League quarterfinal slot up for grabs on Tuesday went to Borussia Dortmund, who routed Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 to advance 5-2 on aggregate.

Felipe Santana, Mario Götze and Jakub "Kuba" Blaszczykowski scored for the German club.

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