Real Madrid get late winner
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.