Real Madrid get late winner


December 07, 2017
Real Madrid's Borja Mayoral, left, and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo go for a header during their Champions League Group H match against Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, yesterday.

MADRID, Spain (AP):

Cristiano Ronaldo helped Real Madrid to a 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League yesterday.

Madrid had already guaranteed second place behind Group H winners Tottenham, who defeated APOEL 3-0 at Wembley Stadium to reach 16 points.

Madrid ended with 13 points, and Dortmund and Cypriot club APOEL finished with two points each. The German club finished third because of a better goal difference and will now play in the Europa League.

Madrid led 2-0 after Borja Mayoral opened the scoring and Ronaldo netted his ninth group-stage goal this season. Dortmund equalised with two by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, one in each half, but Lucas Vazquez got the winner in the 81st minute at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

Ronaldo scored with a well-placed shot from outside the area after a pass by Mateo Kovacic in the 12th minute, curling the ball into the top corner, by the far post.

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