In the Champions League on Tuesday night, Real Madrid bounced back from a stunning setback to Sheriff Tiraspol last time out beating Shakhtar Donetsk with a 5-0 match score in Kyiv. in the first half, Real Madrid had more chances to score which was a bit hectic, and they finally did so in the 37th minute. Real Madrid strolled to a resounding Champions League victory over Shakhtar Donetsk, thanks to a fantastic solo goal from Vinicius Junior.
Lucas Vazquez’s lovely lofted through ball was headed for Karim Benzema, but Shakhtar captain Sergey Krivstov’s sliced interception threw the onrushing Anatolii Trubin – a spectacular own goal. Carlo Ancelotti’s side put the game to bed with two fast goals shortly after the break.
Luka Modric’s exquisite slide rule ball sliced open the Shakhtar defense, allowing Vinicius Jr to finish cleverly past a hapless goalie before the young Brazilian completed his hat trick with a thunderous finish following a mazy solo run. Real made it 4-0 shortly after the hour mark following Vinicius’ cutback was slammed in by fellow Brazilian teenager Rodrygo.
Benzema gave everything he had to make it five for Los Blancos, and he was finally rewarded for an outstanding display in stoppage time. The Frenchman scored after bringing down Marco Asensio’s lofted ball in the box and clinically slotting in from close range.
From their first three Champions League games in Group D Ancelotti’s side now has six points, drawing level with Sheriff, who was defeated at Inter at the same time. Watch football highlights of Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.
Shakhtar Donetsk 0 – 5 Real Madrid
Goals: 0 – 1 Kryvtsov (OG) 37, 0 – 2 Vinicius 51, 0 – 3 Vinicius 56, 0 – 4 Rodrygo 65, 0 – 5 Benzema 90+1
Shakhtar Donetsk: Trubin, Ismaily, Kryvtsov, Marlon, Dodo, Alan, Maycon, Solomon, Pedrinho, Tete, Fernando
Substitutions: Stepanenko, Mdryk, Kroniienko, Antonio, Marlos
Real Madrid: Courtois, Vazquez, Militao, Alaba, Mendy, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicus
Substitutions: Valverde, Marcelo, Vallejo, Camavinga, Asensio