The Ukrainian underdogs tore Real to shreds as they raced into a 3-0 lead in an incredible first half.
Real Madrid fell to a shock 3-2 defeat at home to an under-strength Shakhtar Donetsk in a sensational Champions League upset.
Shakhtar had to field a weakened team as a result of coronavirus cases, however the Ukrainian underdogs tore Real to shreds as they raced into a 3-0 lead in an incredible first half.
Luka Modric and Vinicius Junior pulled goals back after the break however they were not able to prevent an embarrassing loss.
Real were dipping into their 6,000-capacity Alfredo Di Stefano training school as structure work takes place at the Bernabeu, however it is Zinedine Zidane‘s squad which looks in need of some major restoration.
BOOOOM! We are whipping Real 3-0 in Madrid after the first 45 minutes!
What a Champions League game! What are your impressions? #RealMadridShakhtar #UCL pic.twitter.com/fUnBsxkUSL
— FC SHAKHTAR ENGLISH (@FCShakhtar_eng) October 21, 2020
They were desperate to bounce back from a surprise 1-0 defeat by Cadiz at the weekend, however things rapidly went from bad to even worse for the 13-time Europeanchampions When
Marlosfinish burst through individually with Thibaut Courtois,to provided them a scare after 15 minutes.former However the winger’s
was too close sign Courtois with the to Chelsea keeper conserving with his legs.to Nevertheless, it was a finish of what was run come and Courtois might not do anything full avoid Tete opening the scoring with a low back after a strong
Viktor Korniienko.second Tete fired only ahead (Manu Fernandez/AP) Three minutes later on the visitors had a to, Courtois parrying Tete’s shot net for defender
Raphael Varanefirst half prod the rebound into his own ball.corner Manor Solomon topped an amazing
with the 3rd, acquiring Tete’s backheel and rolling the into the bottom .back Zidane tossed on second half Karim Benzema
at the break and they pulled one first 8 minutes into the half in Madrid in three with a curler from Modric.
-joining words … #UCL pic.twitter.com/7gom7HFzOlrun– UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) October 21, 2020
Shakhtar Substitute Vinicius Junior then scored within seconds of to the action with a blistering goal and shot.
Real might have gone even more ahead however Courtois made an essential save reject Tete prior to Marlos had a eliminated for offside.
penetrated for an equaliser however Benzema was rejected by a desperate block and stoppage Eder Militao fired over. In Real time
Federico Valverde(*) believed he had actually spared (*)’s blushes with an equaliser however it was eliminated after a video check as Vinicius Junior was offside.(*)