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English champions Manchester City carried a 2-1 lead into the closing minutes of their trip to Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday. But Real pulled off a 3-2 victory with a late comeback capped by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Karim Benzema equalized for Real in the 87th minute before Ronaldo grabbed the winner three minutes later. Ronaldo cut in from the left, beat a defender and whipped a dipping shot into City's net.
City defender Vincent Kompany seemed to misjudge the ball, and keeper Joe Hart in turn saw it slip past his grasp. The goal can be seen in this video starting around the 9:12 mark (warning: turn down your speakers).
The victory sent Real, the defending La Liga champions, to the top of Group D, the so-called "Group of Death" this season. Real and German champions Borussia Dortmund both have three points after one match.
Jose Mourinho's team returns to Champions League action with a trip to Dutch champions Ajax on Oct. 3.