Rafael: 'We have the advantage'

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo crosses during his team's match with Manchester United on February 13, 2013
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Rafael da Silva believes that Manchester United have the advantage in their Champions League last-16 tie with Real Madrid following Wednesday's 1-1 draw in Spain.

Rafael da Silva has claimed that Manchester United have the advantage in their Champions League tie with Real Madrid following Wednesday's 1-1 draw in Spain.

Danny Welbeck scored a vital away goal for United at the Santiago Bernabeu before Cristiano Ronaldo levelled against his former club in the first leg of their last-16 encounter.

"We now have the advantage," Rafael told Globo Esporte. "It's like it is still goalless and we have the home leg to come, but I still think we could have won the game. We now have a great chance of advancing to the next round."

United welcome Madrid to Old Trafford for the return leg on March 5.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal against Celta Vigo on January 9, 2013
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