Real Madrid and Dortmund draw 2-2 in pulsating match

first_imgDORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund scored a late equalizer to earn a 2-2 draw against Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday, the latest setback for the 11-time winners.After two consecutive draws in the Spanish league, Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to have ended the winless run by scoring one goal and helping to set up the other. But Andre Schuerrle struck in the 87th minute to earn Dortmund a point.Ronaldo put Madrid ahead in the 17th and provided the cross that led to Raphael Varane’s goal in the 68th after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had leveled for Dortmund in the 43rd.Madrid and Dortmund have four points each from two matches in Group F, while Ronaldo has now scored 95 goals in the Champions League and 98 in all UEFA competitions.The Portugal star opened the scoring after a brilliant move. Luka Modric found Karim Benzema on the left, the France striker sent a long ball to the other side and Ronaldo let it run through to Gareth Bale. Bale moved forward, and then backheeled the ball to Ronaldo, who slotted inside the far post.Dortmund’s first equalizer came after Raphael Guerreiro’s free kick from 25 meters (yards) was punched out by Keylor Navas. The ball hit Varane and bounced toward the net, with Aubameyang pouncing to score from close range.Navas, coming back from three months out after heel surgery, looked unlucky to concede the goal but made a string of fine saves.Madrid restored its lead when Ronaldo crossed from the left, and Benzema connected but hit the crossbar. Varane had a simple tap-in as the ball landed in front of the defender.Dortmund had won its previous three matches at home to Madrid.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

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