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In European football action, 

Real Madrid were held 1-1 by Manchester United in this morning's round of 16 first leg clash of the UEFA Champions League. 

At the Bernebau Stadium, United took the lead against the run of play in the 20th minute when Danny Welbeck headed past Diego Lopez from a Wayne Rooney corner. 

And it was Cristiano Ronaldo with the equaliser 10 minutes later, with his own brilliant header for Real.

The return fixture at Old Trafford is in 3 weeks time. 

Meanwhile, 

Borussia Dortmund grabbed a late 2-2 draw at Shakhtar Donetsk. 

With the score at 2-1, Mats Hummels headed in an 87th-minute goal for the German club's equaliser. 

The match went ahead despite 5 people reportedly being killed in a plane crash carrying supporters from both clubs. 

With the Donetsk airport covered in thick fog, the plane made an emergency landing and overshot the runway. 

A minute's silence was held inside the Donbass Arena by players and fans before the match kicked off. 


Over to cricket action, 

Defending champions England have been knocked out of the Women's World Cup. 

And that's despite yesterday's 15-run win over New Zealand. 

In order for England to reach the World Cup final, they needed to beat the Kiwis and also hope for an Australian win over the West Indies in their final Super 6 match yesterday. 

But for the 1st time in women's ODI history, the Australians lost to the West Indies, who then went to the top of the Super 6 group table. 

The Aussies were 2nd in the group and also on 8 points, while 3rd-ranked England despite the win over New Zealand, have only 6 points and are out of this Sunday's final.

Onto regional basketball action, 

Our Singapore Slingers were beaten 61-48 by the Indonesian Warriors in Jakarta last night. 

And with their 3rd defeat in 5 games, the Slingers are still in 4th place while the Warriors are top of the ASEAN Basketball League, after their 5th straight win.