Karim Benzema became the hero of the Real Madrid vs Miner match. A stunning double in his performance helped the team to take first place in Group D, while the gaining momentum Shakhtar suffered another defeat.
For Real Madrid, this match was significant. Thanks to a goal from Benzema, the number of goals scored in this championship from the team has exceeded one thousand. In addition, excellent teamwork from Vinicius Junior, Casemiro, and Benzema allowed them to beat Shakhtar Donetsk and triumphantly take first place in the group.
Luka Modric also showed himself in this confrontation. At the start of the match, he had two excellent opportunities to open an account, but later Real Madrid slowed down. The first goal from Benzema came as a shock for Shakhtar and goalkeeper Anatoly Trubin together with defender Marlon was not ready for such a blow.
A brilliant second goal from the attacking hosts was the final chord of this match. Now, Real Madrid has won four of the last five games in the tournament. In total, the team already has 9 points, they are ahead of Inter Milan by only two points, so the further confrontation will be no less intriguing.
Source: BBC Sport