Create
Notifications

Twitter explodes as Shakhtar Donetsk beat Real Madrid for the second time in the group stage

Another disappointing performance by Raphael Varane
Another disappointing performance by Raphael Varane
Shambhu Ajith
FEATURED WRITER

Real Madrid's fate in the UEFA Champions League is only partly in their hands now after suffering a second defeat against Shakhtar Donetsk in the group stage. Real Madrid conceded two second-half goals to succumb to Shakhtar away from home to drop to third in their group below Borussia Monchengladbach and Luis Castro's men.

Shakhtar Donetsk were able to restrict Real Madrid to a few first half chances though Marco Asensio, Nacho and Karim Benzema did come close. Anatoliy Trubin played a vital part in keeping Shakhtar Donetsk in the game. Subsequently, they stepped up their tempo in the second half and reaped the rewards for it.

It was a Raphael Varane mistake that made way for the first goal after Ferland Mendy's awkward intersection from a Kovalenko pass to the edge of the area was left to roll into a dangerous area by the Frenchman. Detinho pounced on it and stroked the ball home past Thibaut Courtois.

Real Madrid did have their chances even after conceding but substitute Manor Solomon put the game beyond doubt for Shakhtar Donetsk after motoring into the edge of the area, cutting in against Vazquez and then smashing the ball into the netting in the 82nd minute of the game.

Shakhtar Donetsk then held on to their lead with resolve to make it two wins against Zinedine Zidane's men in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. It's a result that blows Group B wide open.

Borussia Monchengladbach are currently the toppers with eight points from four games. Shakhtar Donetsk are second and Real Madrid are third though they are tied on points after five games each. Real Madrid will need to win their next game against Borussia Monchengladbach and hope every other result works out in their favour to seal qualification to the Round of 16.

Let's take a look at how Twitter reacted to Real Madrid's second loss to Shakhtar Donetsk.

Shakhtar Donetsk puts Real Madrid's advancement to the knockout stages in doubt with second win over them

Well, this one's perhaps a bit harsh on Harry Maguire.

Here is what Real Madrid's situation looks like on the table.

The Europa League banter has begun.

Zidane has more than enough reasons to be fuming right now. But what is this?!

Um, well?

Well, we were curious to know this.

Not great this for Zidane, is it?

Edited by Shambhu Ajith
Fetching more content...
App download animated image Get the free App now