Shakhtar Donetsk beat Real Madrid 3-2 in the first round of the Champions League group stage.
In the first half, Shakhtar, played in a weakened line-up due to the early detection of coronavirus (COVID-19) in a number of team players, managed to score three unanswered goals against the Royal Club. Brazilian Tete, Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, and Shakhtar’s Israeli midfielder Manor Solomon scored a goal.
At the beginning of the second half, Real managed to win back two goals after accurate hits by Luka Modric and Vinicius Junior. In the last seconds of the match, Madrid managed to score the third goal after hitting Federico Valverde, but the goal was canceled after the referee watched a video replay due to offside position of one of the Spanish team’s players.
This group also includes the Italian Inter and the German Borussia (Mönchengladbach).