10.20am: Good morning. Jamie Jackson will be online from 11am to take part in a live webchat.
José Mourinho believes the Champions League tie between Real Madrid and Manchester United remains as even now as it was before the teams played last night: "Everything is open for the second leg and I think this will go to the last minute," said the Madrid coach. "If you ask me for a percentage, it's 50-50. We can score more than one goal over there."
Sir Alex Ferguson can take pride in how his team defended last night, but Madrid dominated for long stages, especially in the first half. If the tie is to turn in United's favour, they will need David de Gea to pull off another huge performance at Old Trafford. United can look back on a job done well in Madrid, but they were also unfortunate not to score more. Robin van Persie hit the bar, had a shot cleared off the line and nearly scored the winner with the last kick of the game.
This last-16 tie feels more like a semi-final and it's set up perfectly for the return leg in three weeks' time. Jamie was at the Bernabéu last night and spoke to a confident Madrid manager after the match.
If you have any questions about the tie, drop them into the comments section below.
Bolbobiggins kicks things off with a question about United's central defence: "How good is Jonny Evans? After being regarded as a liability for a couple of years he has managed to put together a string of strong performances lately. Is he good enough to play for an elite side like United?"
I think he's very good and now has a firm argument for being first choice. Ferguson said he did not risk Nemanja Vidic due to the ongoing nursing of his knee after United played Everton on Sunday, rather than Saturday.
Do you think a season or two ago the manager would not have risked his captain for such a big night if Evans had not improved so much? he's also scoring the odd goal, too, which I know Ferguson likes.
The Guardian's very own Paul Wilson asks: "Why does David de Gea save so many shots with his feet? Is it because he is poorly positioned in the first place, or does he deliberately bring every part of his anatomy into play?"
If anything, his positioning is very good – that's why he makes so many good saves. Using his feet to save appears just another way of keeping the ball from goal so I'm not sure if its a bad sign. Last night he was brilliant, I thought.
Chris Goode writes: "Do you think the press are being a bit hypocritical with De Gea? We all know he's a great shot stopper and his problems lie in commanding the penalty area. Playing against a Spanish side limited the amount of times he faced that challenge last night so therefore greater focus was on his world class shot-stopping abilities. I hope the press get off his back now and realise the guy is only 22. He won't reach his full potential for another five years, so don't keep picking on his every little mistake."
I think generally the media report what they observe, it's part of the job. In a way, you've kind of agreed with this by saying De Gea needs to improve his prowess with crosses and the high ball.
I take the point that goalkeepers get highlighted more, but that's the nature of the position. And as Manchester United's goalkeeper, there will be a harsher spotlight.
In a sense, it's simple really. As long as United keep winning and the mistakes are minimal, Ferguson will not mind. If errors cost points continually then he would have to do something about it. As I think all United fans would agree with.
Utdindeclinesince92 asks: "Are people going over the top in their criticism of Wayne Rooney's performance?"
Hmm... interesting one. Not sure if you read this article, but this was my take on Wayne Rooney last night and I thought he did as well as he could in the position he was asked to play.
I think there is little doubt that he's lost that yard of surge that made him a scary force when he emerged and is now a more considered player.
Also, comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo make all players look a little tame, apart from one man, of course.
Bigridgers asks: "How does Ferguson approach the second leg tactically: same again or be more open to try and score the goals to kill off the tie? Surely he can't play for a 0-0. I for one know my nerves couldn't handle that."
Great question. I think he has to set up to win the game because, apart from this being the Manchester United way, Ferguson is scarred from last season's 1-0 derby defeat at the Etihad, where he admits he was too concerned about City and containing them rather than his own side taking hold of the game and controlling it. I think United will have to go for it. If they were knocked out having sat back that would be the worst scenario.
For me, there has to be a place for Welbeck again as he has now proved how good he is in a big match. He did it for England and the Euros and now last night.
It's three weeks away so a bit can happen but if Vidic, Ferdinand and Evans are all available that will be interesting. And what does he do about Jones? He was outstanding last night in the defensive midfield berth.
I can see the usual 4-2-3-1 shape that will be told to attack but with Jones again in midfield to try and help shackle Ronaldo.
Young, Kagawa, Nani, Anderson, Scholes and Cleverley face a big fight to even make the bench after last night.
Andre505 asks: "Will United be more pleased with the draw or more disappointed that they didn't take their chances to leave with two away goals? Madrid dominated but you cannot say United didn't have the chance to grab another goal. Van Persie, Welbeck and Giggs all spurned chances. 1-1 is a good result but we know missed opportunities can often come back to haunt teams over the course of a two-legged tie."
A touch of both. 1-1 is great result for Unite. I thought a 2-1 defeat would be nearly as good because of the away goal. I suppose there were a lot of missed changes but that's football, right? I thought Madrid were a bit disappointing. Ronaldo is obviously a few classes above the rest but otherwise United impressed.
NisiOptimum asks: "Everyone seems agreed that Mourinho will leave Madrid at the end of the season, but where exactly will he go? Unless City fire Mancini, there doesn't seem to be any major clubs available. PSG?"
City would be my thinking, if Mancini goes. I don't think the occasion of this tie has done him any favours, as City's hierarchy will be watching and wishing it was them. Which it was, of course, in the group stage.
Zkaj86 asks: "How do you rate Kagawa's play last night? He was good at pressing and also controlled the ball quite well, but he seemed a bit lost sometimes with passing and final decisions. He still hasn't proven his worth at Manchester United. Do you think he can establish himself as a playmaker for seasons to come in the United squad?"
At United, because of the competition, it is all about taking opportunities to play when they come. Kagawa got one last night and may be disappointed with his display but in a sense it wasn't his sort of game as United's attacks were sporadic.
He will get other chances, sure, and he was Bundesliga player of the year so there seems little doubt about his quality. He just needs a run of games.
Happygoth writes: "Two things stood out for me: First, Rafael at right-back needed both Jones and Rooney to cover for him, often simultaneously. Will he play in the return leg, and do United still consider him a prospect? Second, Real seemed to depend on the counterattack to the extent that they seemed very one-dimensional when United didn't go at them. Surely Ferguson will go for the same tactics again in the second leg, which should make for an enjoyably tense evening."
Maybe anyone would need support to try and handle Ronaldo, though I understand why you ask. Ferguson has said that Rafael is his most improved player this season so there seems little doubt he is the established first choice. I like him as a right-back though there was the odd flash of temper last night that Ferguson wants completely eradicated and which might yet be costly. And he can still be rash. But he's still young.
Brulesrules asks: "Did playing Rooney out wide work – is he better there than Valencia? How would you set up for the return leg?"
Crumbs, it depends I suppose. If you want Rooney in the team while also trying to blunt Ronaldo then Valencia becomes a potential fall-guy.
Having said that, Valencia has played at right-back and is a big strong player so maybe he could also do the job
ClamBuster asks: "Is Rio Ferdinand the best English central defender in the Premier League era? John Terry, Tony Adams and Sol Campbell all have good shouts, but Ferdinand has a European elegance about him that the others mentioned never quite reached."
Nice question. In my humble opinion, yes. He's lifted the Champions League trophy, captained England at a World Cup (before it actually started, true), and has the class to keep on playing into his late-30s.
Also, and less importantly maybe, having spent the most time with him of any top player, he is a really nice chap and he really loves football.
Jamie has signed off:
OK, that's it for me. I have a plane to catch. Thanks to everyone for taking part and the great questions. The next three weeks will drag. Cheers.
Thanks for all your questions and comments.
We have plenty of coverage elsewhere on the sport site. Jamie has filed a piece on Phil Jones; Sid Lowe has written about Cristiano Ronaldo; and we have a report on the other Champions League fixture from last night: Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Borussia Dortmund. There's also Classic YouTube and more developments on the Oscar Pistorious story.