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.

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.

Hierro would like Ramos to stay

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Real Madrid have been urged to renew Sergio Ramos’ contract, as legend Fernando Hierro wants for “the best centre-back in the club’s history” to get a new contract.

As things stand, a long-serving figure at Santiago Bernabeu is thanks to hit representation when his current deal expires within the summer. Failure to hammer out fresh terms has come as a surprise to several , with variety of clubs now sniffing around Ramos, and Hierro hopes a compromise are often reached that suits all parties.

The Blancos legend, who was once a commanding defender himself, told El Confidencial of a World Cup winner: “Sergio is a legend of Real Madrid and hopefully he will finish his sporting career at this club. I believe that players like him should finish in a great club. In the sporting aspect, he has conditions that I did not have and for me he is the best centre-back in the club’s history.”

“That is clear to me because of everything he has represented and I am happy for him, without a doubt.”

Few sides in Europe can match Ramos’ sporting and financial ambition, even with the Spain international now being 34 years aged . Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United are among people who could do a deal if a chance presented itself, with Ligue 1 and Premier League heavyweights said to be keeping an in depth eye on events in Madrid.

A man who has been at the Bernabeu since 2005 has taken in 668 appearances for Real, many of them as captain, and registered a powerful haul of 100 goals.

He has helped the Blancos to 5 La Liga titles and 4 Champions League crowns, while also savouring World Cup and European Championship success across 178 outings for Spain.

In the present, Ramos is currently nursing a knee injury that has required surgery, but he are going to be back to assist bids for domestic and continental honours in 2020-21.

Zinedine Zidane are going to be delighted to possess a talismanic figure at his disposal, with Hierro adamant that the Frenchman remains the proper man for the foremost demanding of roles despite questions being asked of him sometimes this season.

Benzema saves the day again

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Karim Benzema’s late equaliser cancelled out Luis Suarez’s opener as the Liga leaders missed opportunities and saw their lead cut to just three points.

Karim Benzema was the person to deliver it, playing a one-two with Casemiro and slotting range in the 88th minute to secure a 1-1 draw while keeping Real Madrid’s faint hopes of defending their La Liga title alive and also nourishing Barcelona’s chances.

Atletico had the prospect to effectively knock Real out of the running but, like within the 2014 Champions League final, let during a late goal against their bitter city rivals which changed the entire picture. From an eight-point lead on Real with a game in hand, which might have felt unassailable, to only five points and a way of regret gnawing away at them.

Diego Simeone’s side’s performance implied their recent wobble is over, but they might not kill the sport , and Benzema made them pay. Atletico were bolstered by the double return of Kieran Trippier and Yannick Carrasco, from suspension and injury respectively, while Real Madrid welcomed back their French striker and talisman.

Zinedine Zidane’s Real produced an anaemic first 45 minutes, not threatening in the least , with their only opportunity coming when the ball struck Atletico defender Felipe’s arm from a corner, just for penalty appeals to be waved away following a VAR check.

Only Courtois kept Madrid within the game early within the last half , making an outstanding save to deny Carrasco, with Llorente volleying the rebound over, before the goalkeeper saved from Suarez from close range. Angel Correa, meanwhile, had perhaps the simplest chance to double Atletico’s lead but fluffed his lines after good work from the impressive Trippier.

These were key moments, huge openings against a feeble Real Madrid, which all visited waste. it had been not until the 80th minute that the visitors created a clear-cut chance, and Benzema wasted it, with Oblak pulling off a splendid double stop to twice deny him from close range. The Slovenia shot-stopper then emphatically beat away the Frenchman’s free-kick, as Madrid finally began to take the sport by the scruff of the neck.

Eventually their late pressure told, with Casemiro and Benzema, the club’s two best players this season additionally to Courtois, combining and levelling the sport , snatching hope out of Atletico’s hands and leaving the Spanish title race open.