Cristiano Ronaldo rose like Michael Jordan to score against his old club as Real Madrid were held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United in the first leg of the clubs' round-of-16 Champions League tie.

The Bernabéu witnessed a riveting encounter between the two clubs, who will meet again at Old Trafford in 20 days.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo (R) of Real Madrid embraces Sir Alex Ferguson

    MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 13: Cristiano Ronaldo (R) of Real Madrid embraces Sir Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United, at the end of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester United at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on February 13, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

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    Manchester United's Robin van Persie has his shot tipped onto the bar by Real Madrid goalkeeper Rodriguez Diego Lopez (left) during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match at Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

  • Manchester United's Rafael, right, challenges Real Madrid's Mesut Ozil from Germany, left, 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)

  • Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa, right, challenges Real Madrid's Alvaro Arbeloa, left, 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)

  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal gestures 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/Andres Kudacki)

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    Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and Real Madrid manager José Mourinho after the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match at Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

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    Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and Real Madrid manager José Mourinho after the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match at Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

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    Manchester United's Robin van Persie (left) and Real Madrid's Alvaro Arbeloa battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match at Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

  • Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand, Jonny Evans, Robin van Persie and Ryan Giggs, from right, applaud spectators at the end of 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. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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    Manchester United's Patrice Evra (left) and Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match at Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

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    Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho watches the action during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match at Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

  • Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Round of 16 - First Leg - Real Madrid v Manchester United - Santiago Bernabeu

    Manchester United's Jonny Evans (left) and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match at Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

  • Manchester United's Danny Welbeck celebrates after scoring the opening goal 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/Andres Kudacki)

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    Manchester United's striker Danny Welbeck celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match Real Madrid CF vs Manchester United FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on February 13, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ DANI POZO (Photo credit should read DANI POZO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 13: Danny Welbeck of Manchester United celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester United at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on February 13, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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    MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 13: Danny Welbeck of Manchester United celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester United at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on February 13, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

  • 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)

  • Manchester United's Danny Welbeck celebrates after scoring the opening goal 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/Andres Kudacki)

  • 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)

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    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match at Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

  • 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)

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    Mnachester United's Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match at Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

  • Manchester United's Patrice Evra, left, and Jonny Evans contest a high ball with Real Madrid's Raphael Varane from France and goalkeeper Diego Lopez, right, 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/Andres Kudacki)

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    Manchester United's Phil Jones and Real Madrid's Karim Benzema (right) battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match at Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

  • Manchester United's Danny Welbeck, right, celebrates scoring a goal 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)

  • Manchester United's Phil Jones, center, takes a header 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/Andres Kudacki)

  • Manchester United's Phil Jones, center, is surrounded by Real Madrid players 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/Andres Kudacki)

  • Manchester United's Patrice Evra, left, and Jonny Evans contest a high ball with Real Madrid's Raphael Varane from France and goalkeeper Diego Lopez, right, 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/Andres Kudacki)

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    Manchester United's Michael Carrick and Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria (right) battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match at Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

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    Manhester United's Rafael Da Silva and Real Madrid's Raphael Varane (right) battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match at Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

  • Manchester United's Danny Welbeck, center, and Robin van Persie battle for the ball with Real Madrid's Fabio Coentrao from Portugal 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/Andres Kudacki)

  • Manchester United's Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring a goal 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)

  • Manchester United's Robin van Persie, right, watches as Real Madrid's Raphael Varane from France tries to intercept the ball 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/Andres Kudacki)

  • Manchester United's Danny Welbeck, left, is challenged by Real Madrid's Alvaro Arbeloa 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/Andres Kudacki)

  • Manchester United's Danny Welbeck celebrates after scoring the opening goal 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/Andres Kudacki)

  • Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa, left, and Jonny Evans battle for the ball with Real Madrid's Mesut Ozil from Germany 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/Andres Kudacki)

  • Manchester United's Danny Welbeck, left, score the opening goal 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/Andres Kudacki)

  • Manchester United's Danny Welbeck, left, celebrates after scoring the opening goal 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/Andres Kudacki)

  • Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa, left, and Shinji Kagawa battle for the ball 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/Andres Kudacki)

  • Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa, left, and Jonny Evans battle for the ball with Real Madrid's Mesut Ozil from Germany, right, 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/Andres Kudacki)

  • Manchester United's Danny Welbeck, foreground, celebrates scoring a goal 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)

  • Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand, top, celebrates with teammates after Danny Welbeck scored the opening goal 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/Andres Kudacki)

  • Manchester United's Danny Welbeck, left, score the opening goal 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/Andres Kudacki)

  • Manchester United's Robin van Persie, top, heads the ball as Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos holds his face 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/Andres Kudacki)

  • Manchester United's manager Sir Alex Ferguson, left, takes his seat ahead of 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/Andres Kudacki)

  • Manchester United's Rafael, left, tackles Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, right, 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)

  • Manchester United's Danny Welbeck, left, is challenged by Real Madrid's Alvaro Arbeloa 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/Andres Kudacki)

  • Manchester United's Danny Welbeck celebrates after scoring the opening goal 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/Andres Kudacki)

  • Manchester United's Danny Welbeck, left, scores against Real Madrid 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)

  • Manchester United's Danny Welbeck, center, celebrates after scoring the opening goal 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/Andres Kudacki)

  • Manchester United's Robin van Persie, top, heads the ball as Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos holds his face 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/Andres Kudacki)