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Oezil confident of trumping Manchester United

4 March 2013 10:14

Mesut Oezil is confident that Real Madrid have what it takes to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

Ahead of their trip to Old Trafford to meet Manchester United on Tuesday, Oezil said his side were high on confidence following their recent wins over Barcelona.

Real and United go into the clash at 1-1 after the first-leg draw at the Santiago Bernabeu.

"It's going to be a difficult match against a really good squad, but we already showed what we're capable of in the first leg. We were clearly better in the first half, with loads of chances," Oezil told Die Welt.

"We have great respect for United but we aim to play our game; that way we can beat anybody. If you can win in Barcelona, you can win in Manchester."

The Germany international then went on to voice his delight with Madrid's success against arch-rivals Barcelona this term.

"I love playing against the best every day," he added. "Everyone's watching. Playing against Barcelona is an enormous motivation. The Clasico has huge repercussions and eliminating them from the Copa was fantastic.

"We've proved that we can play against them strength to strength. We won the Super Cup against them and we've eliminated them from the Copa. We're proud."

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Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
5 March 2013
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
1 - 2
On aggregate
2 - 3
Venue
Old Trafford (Manchester)
Attendance
74959

Goals

Sergio Ramos (OG) 48'  
1 - 0
1 - 1
66' L. Modrić
 (assist by Sergio Ramos)
1 - 2
69' Cristiano Ronaldo
 (assist by G. Higuaín)

Lineups

Substitutes

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10
18
7
6
13
14
26
# Player Bookings
8 73'
19 66'
3 88'
9
13
18
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