A comical own goal by Serhiy Kryvtsov is the difference between the two teams at the break. Shakhtar have defended well for much of the first half, but a lapse of concentration has cost them. Lucas Vazquez’s cross into the direction of Karim Benzema was turned beyond his own goalkeeper by Sergiy Kryvtsov. An embarrassing own goal for the Shakhtar captain. Shakhtar 0-1 Real Madrid.
Real Madrid have not been able to find a breakthrough just yet, with Shakhtar defending well as a unit. The Shakhtar players do not seem to be overawed by the occasion and are taking the game to Real Madrid. Perhaps it is because they beat Los Blancos home and away last season.
Back in 2018, Real Madrid lifted their 13th Champions League trophy in the city of Kyiv after beating Liverpool 3-1 in the final, with Gareth Bale grabbing two off the bench. Surprisingly, Real Madrid have not won their first two away matches in the Champions League since the 2014/15 season, so they will be keen to build on their win at Inter when they take on Shakhtar tonight.
The shock result in the last Champions League matchday was Real Madrid’s defeat at home to Sheriff, so Carlo Ancelotti’s side will be determined to get back on track when they take on Shakhtar Donetsk in Kyiv tonight.
It is worth remembering that Shakhtar managed to beat Real Madrid home and away in the group stage last season. Stay with us for build-up to Shakhtar vs Real Madrid and then updates from the match itself.
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