Karim Benzema is back in business and has led Real Madrid to a win. The French striker was briefly out of LaLiga with an injury, but was back on top as usual against Shaktar Donetsk in the Champions League: 2-1.
The teams did not differ much from each other in the Bernabeu. There was 1 big difference and it was at the point of the attack with the Royal. Benzema pushed the ball in after 13 minutes and that was also Real Madrid’s 1000th goal in the Champions League and European Cup 1.
Shaktar wasn’t that bad at all. The Ukrainians and especially Brazilians in the team can certainly play well. It led to the equalizer just before half-time. A brilliant goal from Fernando meant the 1-1. He got the ball from Allan and smashed the projectile into the roof of the goal.
After tea, the teams remained evenly matched. 1 attack jumped out. Vinicius Junior and Casemiro combine, after which of course Benzema finishes. It yielded 3 points and with 9 out of 4 Real Madrid can already slowly look forward to the 8th finals. With 1 meager point, Shaktar is really only in the race for Europa League football.