Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid shared the points in a thrilling match at the Westfalenstadion, in which the home side dominated possession and chances on goal.
Dortmund made a strong start to the match, pressuring the Real midfield and creating good space in attack through Moussa Dembele in particular. However, the German side’s insistence on playing high up the pitch left them vulnerable and Real pounced, as Ronaldo finished a swift counter-attack to put the visitors in front.
The home side began the second half more conservatively, and Real were able to regain the lead in the 68th minute, as Varane found the net at the right end of the field.
However, Dortmund were relentless in their assault of the Madrid goal and were duly rewarded with another equaliser through substitute Andre Schurrle. It set up a nervy finale for Real as waves of Dortmund players flooded forward for a winner, but the Spanish side held on for a point.
Here is the best of the reactions from Twitter:
Dortmund are absolutely battering Madrid so far. Cue Ronaldo goal.
— Conor Kelly (@ConorPacKelly) September 27, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo extends his record as the player with the most goals in the EC/UCL with his 95th goal in the competition.
— Real Madrid Stats (@RMadrid_Stats) September 27, 2016
Keylor Navas with an awful punch decision. Ball bounces back off Varane and Aubameyang pounces! Very well might be an own goal
— Fear The Wall (@FearTheWall) September 27, 2016
BVB all over Real throughout the first half, yet RM somehow led until Varane (who'd been brilliant) somehow scored an own goal. Game of luck
— Clark Whitney (@Mr_Bundesliga) September 27, 2016
— Gianluca Filosi (@GianlucaFilosi) September 27, 2016
1 – Raphaël Varane has scored his first goal in #UCL in his 43 appearance in the competition. Gift.
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 27, 2016
— Shirish Sharma (@shirish18sharma) September 27, 2016
Schürrle with a hammer!!! #UCL
— Onefootball (@Onefootball) September 27, 2016
What a game, didn't want that to end #BvBRMA
— Jack Dowell (@jackdwll) September 27, 2016
— Prateek (@PrtkNavghare) September 27, 2016
BVB could've won it easily. They were in full control of this one. Possession, and attacking display were on top. #BVBRMA
— Becks (@marty_becks) September 27, 2016
— Brock Simpson (@CvilleBrock) September 27, 2016