International Soccer
 
              === Real draws Juve to seize control of Group B ===
 
 Turin,  Italy (SportsNetwork.com)  - Real Madrid seized a commanding lead atop
 Group B of the Champions League on Tuesday thanks to a 2-2 draw at Juventus.
 
 The  Italian  side went in  front three  minutes before halftime after Raphael
 Varane  was whistled for a foul on Paul Pogba in the box, which allowed Arturo
 Vidal to convert the ensuing penalty.
 
 But  Real Madrid  regrouped after  halftime and  equalized just  seven minutes
 after  the restart  when  Karim Benzema  slipped  a pass  into  the stride  of
 Cristiano Ronaldo, who tucked home the finish past the on-rushing Gigi Buffon.
 
 The  visitors grabbed  the lead at the  hour mark when Gareth Bale collected a
 pass  from  Ronaldo and  fired a  low shot past  Buffon at  the near post, but
 Juventus  got  back on level  terms five  minutes later when Fernando Llorente
 connected on a cross from Martin Caceres and nodded the delivery past a diving
 Iker Casillas.
 
 The  draw sees  Real Madrid's lead in  the group extend to six points with two
 matches to go.
 
 Galatasaray remains in second place in the group despite falling in a 1-0 loss
 at  FC Copenhagen, a result that brings both clubs up to four points. Juventus
 bottoms the group on three points.
 
 Group  A  remained unchanged after both  of Tuesday's contests finished as 0-0
 draws.
 
 Manchester  United controlled  much of its match with Real Sociedad but failed
 to  take  advantage of  a number  of clear-cut  scoring opportunities - Javier
 Hernandez  missed a sitter  from five yards out in the 50th minute while Robin
 van Persie rattled a close-range shot off the post in the 65th minute.
 
 The  best  chance of the match  fell to the  visitors in the 70th minute after
 Ashley  Young  was tugged  down in the  box by Markel  Bergara, but Van Persie
 failed to convert from the spot.
 
 United  remains atop  the group  on eight  points, followed  closely by  Bayer
 Leverkusen  and  Shakhtar Donetsk  on  seven  and five  points,  respectively,
 following their scoreless draw on Tuesday.
 
 In  Group C, Olympiakos strengthened its bid for a place in the knockout round
 after  Kostas Manolas'  13th-minute goal was enough to bring the Greek side up
 to seven points with a 1-0 defeat of Benfica.
 
 PSG,  which  played to a 1-1  draw with Anderlecht  at the Parc des Princes on
 Tuesday after Demy De Zeeuw and Zlatan Ibrahimovic exchanged goals two minutes
 apart, remains at the top of the group on 10 points.
 
 And  in  Group D, Bayern  Munich and Manchester  City solidified places in the
 knockout  round  after Mario Mandzukic handed  the German side a 1-0 defeat of
 Plzen and the English club cruised to a 5-2 defeat of CSKA Moscow behind a hat
 trick from Alvaro Negredo and a brace from Sergio Aguero.
 
 
 
 11/05 17:16:19 ET

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