The Real Madrid footballers drew in the 2nd round of the 2020/2021 Champions League at Borussie Mönchengladbach 2: 2 thanks to the goals scored at the end of the Group B match on Tuesday. The Spanish champion at last week’s opening was not enough at home at Shakhtar Donetsk (2: 3) and after two rounds he adds up just one point on his own.
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Zinedine Zidanea’s men had a huge advantage in the percentage of possession and the number of opportunities, but in the pitches they were preceded mainly by Asensio and Junior Vinicius. The record of 13 times European club champion was penalized, in the 33rd minute Thuram with a shot under the crossbar did not give Courtois a chance.
In the 58th minute, the same player secured the Borussie advantage and soon Stindl was only a few centimeters away to adjust to the class difference. Real’s offensive started with Hazard and Modrič entering the field. The favorite managed to reduce in the 87th minute, when Benzema prevailed and saved time by at least one point for the “white ballet” Casemiro. Slovakian midfielder László Bénes sat on the bench for Borussia’s substitutes, who returned to the squad after injuring a member.
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Shakhtar Donetsk – Inter Milan
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Inter Milan drew 0-0 in Shakhtar Donetsk in Kiev in Tuesday’s first Group B match. Once again, the Slovak national team’s tracker was absent from the Italian team squad Milan Škriniar, which has been quarantined for almost three weeks after a positive test for COVID-19.
The Nerazzurri were more active in the 45-minute opening game. Barella and Lukaku’s attempts called for a net, but in both cases building the house saved the goal. Brozovič’s attempt after the team change was initiated by goalkeeper Trubin in front of Martinez, who missed the goal in the fall. Shakhtar, who won sensationally on Real Madrid’s lawn 3: 2 a week ago, resisted pressure from the guests.
He has four points on the account after two rounds and is the leader of the table. Both Inter and Mönchengladbach have added two, Real are in the last fourth position with one point.
Borussia Mönchengladbach – Real Madrid 2: 2 (1: 0)
Goals: 33. to 58. Thuram – 87. Benzema, 90. + 3 Casemiro.
Judge: Grinfeld (ISR)
/ ME. Bénes (Borussia) was on the bench /
Shakhtar Donetsk – Inter Milan 0: 0
Decided: Kabakov (Bul.), Played in Kiev
/ M. Škriniar (Inter) was not included in the minutes of the meeting /