Shakhtar shocks Real Madrid again to leave Spanish giants on the verge of early Champions League exit for FIRST TIME EVER – RT Sport News


    Le Shakhtar Donetsk a réussi un superbe doublé en Ligue des champions contre le Real Madrid en battant les hommes de Zinedine Zidane 2 à 0 à Kiev pour laisser les géants espagnols au bord d'une toute première sortie anticipée de la compétition.

</p><div><p>Le Shakhtar a poursuivi sa victoire choc 3-2 contre le Real lors du premier tour de la phase de groupes de cette saison avec une autre victoire contre toute attente mardi soir dans la capitale ukrainienne. 

The hosts opened the scoring through substitute Dentinho in the 57th minute after taking advantage of a confused defense in Real Madrid’s ranks as Raphael Varane inexplicably released the ball, allowing the veteran Brazil to come in between him and Lucas Vazquez to finish.

As Los Blancos pressed for an equalizer, they were caught with a punch in the 82nd minute when Israel striker Manor Solomon was allowed to carry the ball unhindered from inside his half before cutting to the l inside and shoot a rough low shot in front of Thibaut Courtois up close. Publish.

The score remained 2-0 as Los Blancos suffered a loss on their return to NSC Olympiyskiy in Kyiv, which was the scene of their last Champions League triumph over Liverpool in 2018.

Shakhtar’s victory means they became the fifth club to win both group stage games against Real Madrid in a single Champions League campaign, following Ajax, Bayern Munich, Juventus and the Russians in CSKA Moscow.

It was all the more remarkable as the Ukrainians had scored 10 unanswered goals in their last two Champions League games against German group leader Borussia Monchengladbach.

The result left Zidane’s side third in Group B, tied with the Ukrainians with seven points, but behind on a head-to-head record with just one round to go.

The 13-time European Champions – who were without injured Eden Hazard and the talisman Sergio Ramos in Kiev – have never failed to come out of the Champions League group stage in each of their appearances in the competition since it has been reformatted by UEFA.

Real will meet Mönchengladbach next week and will potentially have to rely on the results of the Inter Milan vs Shakhtar game.

Mönchengladbach, who started the day with eight points, can qualify as a group winner if he beats Inter Milan without a win in the group’s subsequent kick-off on Tuesday, which would mean Real’s fate was not more in his own hands before the last week. .

The defeat in Kiev put pressure on Zidane, who led Real to the La Liga title last season in his second term as manager, but now faces increasingly scrutiny of stuttering performances. in the league and in Europe.

Some fans have called on the Frenchman to walk after his team’s last abject display.

Others, however, blamed the players at Zidane’s disposal as well as the Madrid board for failing to provide reinforcements during the transfer window.

Zidane himself was defiant, telling reporters after the game: “I am not going to resign.

” We will continue. We were good in the first half. Things would have been different if we had scored the first goal… ”

“Their goal hurt us because we were playing well. We had two out of three chances and hit the post. “

Next up for Real is a La Liga home game against Sevilla on Saturday, ahead of the game against Mönchengladbach which will determine whether they advance to the Champions League round of 16 or face the embarrassing consolation prize. of a place in the Europa League.


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