Real Madrid started their new campaign in great fashion by staying unbeaten for a considerable number of games. But things started going a little off track after their main striker Karim Benzema suffered an injury.
Karim Benzema’s injury directly affected the goal-scoring capacity of the XI. But even after the Frenchman returned, he hasn’t found his rhyme. And a huge amount of loopholes were visible when Real Madrid faced Shakhtar Donetsk in UEFA Champions League.
Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid narrowly avoided their first defeat of the season and qualified for the next stage of the Champions League with a stoppage-time equaliser.
Former Chelsea man Antonio Rudiger found the back of the net against the Ukrainian Premier League side in injury time. Carlo Ancelotti’s Los Blancos were pushing hard for an Equalizer and they finally got it in the few dying minutes.
Playing at the Polish Army Stadium, Shakhtar Donetsk’s Oleksandr Zubkov scored just after the second half started. Bohdan Mykhaylichenko and Mykhaylo Mudryk combined effort was gold for the Ukrainian side.
Antonio Rudiger’s goal for Real Madrid was fantastic but he also suffered a head injury after he collided with the Opposition team’s Goalkeeper. After Rudiger’s performance, doubts about the place of Eder Militao are raising.
What was the main problem of Real Madrid in their UEFA Champions League draw against Shakhtar Donetsk?
While Ferland Mendy was the culprit for the only goal from the side of Shakhtar Donetsk. And the fault will surely hamper his image for the Los Blancos supporters.
Los Blancos’ attack looked lethargic and Eden Hazard’s performance was the epitome of disappointment against the Ukrainian Premier League side. While Nacho Fernandes and Antonio Rudiger did a great job.
Carlo Ancelotti and Real Madrid will face their furious rivals, FC Barcelona on Sunday. And the disappointing performance will surely affect the Santiago Bernabéu side before the El Clasico.