Real Madrid traveled to face Shakhtar Donetsk in the champions league game on wednesday. Real Madrid got over their disappointing result against Barcelona thrashing Shakhtar Donetsk in the champions league game well atleast in till 70th minute where they lead 4-0 with Ronaldo scoring a brace. But home side mounted a superb comeback with Teixeira scoring twice either side of Dentinho goal to make it 3-4 for Shakhtar.
Shakhtar Donetsk 3-4 Real Madrid – Match Highlights
18′ [0 – 1], 70′ [0 – 4] Cristiano Ronaldo
50′ 0 – 2 Luka Modric
52′ 0 – 3 Daniel Carvajal
85′ [1 – 4], 89′ [3 – 4] Alex Teixeira
83′ 2 – 4 Dentinho
Extended Highlights: (Russian, 9 minutes)
All Goals Video: (Russian, 4 minutes)
Preview & Team News: Madrid are coming into this game on the back of a devastating defeat in the hands of Barcelona. President Fiorentino Perez came out with full support for under fire manager Rafael Benitez which will give him and the team much more confidence. Shakhtar Donetsk still has a chance to qualify but its not entirely in their own hands. If Malmo can upset PSG with a win and Shakhtar defeat Real Madrid than Shakhtar will have a chance to qualify if they can beat PSG next month in the last group game.
In the last meeting between the two sides at Santiago Bernabue Real Madrid won the game by 4-0 when Cristiano Ronaldo scored hattrick while Benzema was on target as well. Both players are expected to lead the line against Shakhtar this Wednesday night and we will have match highlights and goals video right here on this page.
Predictions: Real Madrid will be eager to get back on winning ways after back to back defeats in La Liga on either side of the international break. With Ronaldo, Benzema and Bale playing as the front trio I think Real Madrid will have enough firepower to get the better of Shakhtar and confirm their place as group winners.