Real Madrid beat Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukraine, 2-1, at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in the Spanish capital, Madrid, in the fourth round of the group stage of the Champions League.
Despite Real Madrid winning and taking the top of the group with 9 points, two points behind runner-up Inter Milan, and 3 points from Macedonian Sheriff Terracol, but coach Carlo Ancelotti’s team suffered because of many negative points.
Winning five in Ukraine contributed to the entry of the white team stars to meet Shakhtar Donetsk with great slack and not making much effort after Karim Benzema scored the first team goal, and decided toPlayers save effort, which caused the first half to end in a draw.
Real Madrid’s biggest advantage in winning the Clasico at the Camp Nou (2-1) was the pressure on the opponent very intense, especially by the midfielders Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Casemiro, while Against Shakhtar Donetsk, the team did not press hard, giving the visitors the ability to build attacks with great comfort.
The center of the Brazilian defense, Eder Militao, did not appear well in the face of the Ukrainians, and even endured the first goal that shook goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, as he lost The Brazilian defense centered its focus in the first half and David Alaba tried to cover it, but to no avail.
Ancelotti did not prefer to rely on Eden Hazard, Eduardo Camavinga or Marco Asensio, and was satisfied with the participation of Luca Jovic and Nacho Fernandez instead of Karim Benzema and Dani Carvajal, options that did not provide the required addition.
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