Del Bosque: Ronaldo is playing at his best

The 62-year-old believes the Champions League tie between Real Madrid and Manchester United could go either way after their 1-1 draw on Wednesday

Spain head coach Vicente del Bosque says Cristiano Ronaldo is at the peak of his powers.

The Portuguese attacker scored a superb header to ensure Real Madrid shared the spoils in their 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Wednesday night, and has carried over his fine from last year into 2012.

Del Bosque, a former Blancos boss, believes the Champions League last 16 tie is finely poised heading into the second leg in early March at Old Trafford.

"The tie [between Real Madrid and Manchester United] is open,” he told reporters at the unveiling of his wax figurine at the Madrid Wax Museum. "Real Madrid have a great team that are capable of anything, and there are still possibilities. Moreover, Cristiano is playing very well; he is at his best."

Danny Welbeck’s header had put Sir Alex Ferguson’s side 1-0 ahead but Ronaldo’s goal left the tie level heading into the second leg on March 5.

The Champions League will be a key competition for Madrid this season as it sits third in La Liga with no realistic hope of catching Barcelona, though they have reached the semifinals of the Copa del Rey.

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