Shakhtar 0 – 5 Real Madrid

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An extraordinary goal by Vinicius puts a smile on Real Madrid’s face, as Los Blancos demolish Shakhtar 5 – 0 and leave doubters behind before the upcoming Clasico.

Real Madrid buried their doubts in Kiev. Whether its first crisis occurred last year, Ancelotti’s team ran over Shakhtar with patience and talent. Los Merengues matured the game, took advantage of the opponent’s errors to unleash themselves after the break. It was yesterday when Vinicius poured out all his class, with a memorable goal to finish the game quite early.

The first half was hopelessly slipping away when Lucas’s exit from the right side called for luck. Benzema ran to the same spot from wherehe scooped up Karius, and this time caused Kryvtsov to panic. The Ukrainian captain tried to clear with his left foot and placed a perfect shot on Trubin, which resulted in a goal for Real Madrid.

With Marlos and Marco Antonio being subbed in, Shakhtar went offensive and left spaces behind, inviting the Real’s forwards to look for them. From behind Dodo, Benzema appeared to throw the diagonal and serve Modric back. The Croatian’s first-touch pass, extraordinarily found Vinicius, who scored. But that was just the appetizer of what was about to come. Nine minutes later, Vini faced Dodo on the left, threw two bicycle dribbles to avoid him, dodged Maycon, stung out against Kryvtsov and, faced with harassment by Marlon, finished confidently, almost without angle, beating Trubin. It was truly a monumental goal.

Later, Vinicius served Rodrygo who placed his left foot in to score the fourth. But Madrid didn’t raise their foot, as Benzema scored the final fifth goal in yesterday’s match. Ancelotti used the changes as a reward, putting Marcelo in, resting Modric and Kroos, and facilitating Vallejo’s debut. Perfect to raise the levels of self-esteem of the entire squad for the Clasico, leaving the doubts behind after a couple of games without winning. Europe witnessed a fearsome face of Ancelotti’s Madrid.

Real Madrid suffer their first defeat of the season

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Espanyol have beaten Real Madrid 2 – 1 at the RCDE Stadium in the 8th round of La Liga, inflicting a first league defeat on the Royal Club.

As expected, Real entered the match more agile, but Espanyol shocked the guests in the 17th minute and took the lead. The scorer was Raul De Tomas. It’s almost unbelievable that Real failed to equalize by halftime as they missed several opportunities from a number of dangerous attacks.

After 15 minutes of play in the continuation of the match, Espanyol doubled the lead, and this time the scorer was Vidal. Real came to the goal only in the 71st minute, and the scorer was the unstoppable Benzema, who scored the ninth goal in La Liga this season in eight matches. He added seven assists to that.

The home team completely withdrew by the end of the game, Real had a series of dangerous attacks and opportunities, but there was no change in the results and the final 2 – 1 remained.

Espanyol jumped to 12th place in La Liga with today’s victory, while Real remained first. Espanyol will meet Cadiz in the next round, while Real will play against Athletic Bilbao.

Benzema: “Mbappe? One day he will play for Real Madrid”

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Benzema talks about everything and everyone in an interview with L’Equipe. The Real Madrid forward analyzes the present, but also the future.

Will Mbappe ever play for the Whites? Karim responds: “He said it himself. He wants to see something else. Someday he will play for Real Madrid. I don’t know when. But he will come. It’s just a matter of time.”

About Camavinga, who has joined the white team this summer, he said: “I did not know him particularly. He is only eighteen years old. And he can only progress in his position in contact with Casemiro, Kroos or Modric. If I have a 40% chance of scoring and the other has 60%, I’ll play for him.”

Although no stars have arrived, Benzema has no doubt of Real Madrid’s potential. “It’s still the best club in the world. Reconstruction or not, it’s a new football, a new generation, new players … We have to invest in young people so that one day they become great footballers. I’m here to help them. I talk a lot with them. I want to improve them. When you improve others, you improve the team and you get a lot of satisfaction”, he says for L’Equipe.

The Frenchman has been at Real Madrid for twelve seasons, has won four Champions League … does he feel at the height of a club legend like Zidane? “I will never be able to compare myself and talk about level with him. I have too much respect for him and Ronaldo. I can only learn from what they did. With Zizou I understand myself very well. We keep talking a lot. He can only help me. But I will never say that I am the one. equivalent of Zizou in the Real. It is unthinkable!”, he indicates.

The years weigh on and Benzema now has to take care of himself much more: “As soon as I finish a match, for example, I go into cold water for five minutes. The next day, I rest a little and then do jogging, weight training and exercises.”

Karim is one of the candidates to win the Ballon d’Or. “We have to think about it when we are ambitious. But it doesn’t have to be an obsession that forces you to say that you just have to shine individually and score goals for yourself. Yes You have to win it, it’s because of who you are, because of what you show on the field, because of what you do.”

Real Madrid 1 – 2 Sheriff

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In the 2nd round of Group D of the Champions League, the Sheriff footballers beat Real Madrid 2 – 1 at the Santiago Bernabeu, making the Moldovan champions the biggest sensation in the history of this competition.

Real dominated the ball from the beginning, but it was difficult to create opportunities. After 18 minutes, Karim Benzema sent a free kick in high over the penalty box. However, Georgios Athanasiadis made a spectacular save. And then a shock for the Kings in the 27th minute. Cristiano nicely centered in the penalty area, where Jasur Jakhshibaev welcomed the ball and with a nice header brought Sheriff into a sensational 1-0 lead.

By the end of the first half, Madrid had two solid chances. Karim Benzema and Eden Hazard threatened, but there was no change in the result. The sequel brought a similar game. Real attacked, but very futile. Hazard and Vinicus tried, to no avail, until referee Lawrence Visser of Belgium pointed to the white spot in the 63rd minute. Vinicius Junior fell after a duel in the penalty area, and Benzema was safe from the penalty spot for 1 – 1.

Real attacked and tried to turn things around, but instead, in the 90th minute, Sheriff froze the Bernabeu. Thill shot phenomenally from the top of the penalty area and scored a great goal for the Sheriff’s sensational 2-1 win. Somewhat earlier, Shakhtar and Inter played in this group, and in the end there were no goals, as the result was 0 – 0.

UEFA withdraws files accusing Super League clubs


UEFA has decided to withdraw the sanction from the three teams that maintain the idea of the Superliga (Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Juventus de Turin) since the deadline for submitting allegations ends this Tuesday and the European body will not make any movement.

UEFA remains firm in its approach to flatly oppose the creation of the Super League and leaves the door open to possible sanctions due to the possibility of future movements in relation to the launch of the project or other similar ones.

The disciplinary proceedings open to Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus have been terminated after the decision adopted by UEFA, but it does not mean that they will admit any competition that could go against their member associations. At present, the aforementioned processes were suspended. UEFA respects all decisions made by the courts, although it does not mean that there may be any possibility that the Superliga will go ahead, according to its criteria.

Judge Ruiz de Lara conveyed to UEFA last week that in five days all sanctioning proceedings against the aforementioned teams should be annulled and this will happen. Next Friday all the parties are summoned in court to present allegations to the case opened after the complaint presented by the 17th court of Madrid.

UEFA’s official statement is as follows: “Following the suspension of the proceedings against FC Barcelona, ??Juventus FC and Real Madrid CF, in the matter related to a potential violation of the UEFA legal framework in relation to the so-called ‘Super League’, the UEFA Appellate Body has declared the process null today, as if the process had never been opened.”