Real Madrid look to be in disarray.
- 2nd Half
- Vinícius Júnior59'
- JovicVinícius Júnior59'
- 1/2 Time
- 1st Half
- Varane (o.g.)33'
Real Madrid - Shakhtar Donetsk
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FULL TIME: What a game! Shakhtar went 3-0 up at half time after Tete, Varane's own goal and Solomon's strike. Real hit back through Modric and Vinicius Jr and had a stoppage time goal ruled out for off-side. Thanks for following the game with us..
Real's goal is correctly disallowed by the referee for an off-side. It remains 3-2.
GOAL FOR MADRID! Valverde with a low deflected strike which goes into the net. But it looked off-side..
Vitao is on.
There will be 3 added minutes.
Lovely nutmeg from Vinicius, he fires in a cross but its cleared.
The impressive Korniienko heads it behind for a corner. The delivery is missed by the keeper but it goes over everyone, that was a let off.
Militao is booked for clumsily sliding in. Time running out for Real.
- OffDentinhoShakhtar Donetsk
- OnGeorgiy SudakovShakhtar Donetsk
Sudakov is on for the dying minutes.
Good ball into Marcelo. There are some handball appeals but the game carries on. VAR is having a look.
Booking for Bondar for some gamesmanship.
DISALLOWED GOAL! Tete is through on goal, he holds it up and lays it off to Marlos who scoops it over Courtois. But it is chalked off for off-side.
The fastest scoring substitute in the Champions League since records began in 2006-7.
CLOSE! Mendy with a header at the back stick which hits a defender and goes wide.
If it stays like this, question marks will be raised over Zidane's team selection leaving out Kroos, Vinicius Jr and Benzema.
Tete nearly trades passes with Antonio in the box but is tackled, he has been a constant threat.
Marlos and a few of the visitors players look a bit jaded now.
Kroos is on for Modric. Not a bad sub to bring on.
Real are in control now but still look vulnerable on the break.
CHANCE! Casemiro pounces on a poor clearance and fires a shot over the bar.
BIG SAVE! Tete is through on goal, he dallies and his low shot is blocked by Courtois' legs. He should have struck it earlier.
CHANCE! Benzema's shot is blocked for a corner after Vinicius' run. The corner eventually falls to Eder who blazes a long-range effort over.
Vinicius came on for Jovic and with his first touch has reduced Real's deficit in this bizarre, topsy-turvy game.
- GoalVinícius JúniorReal Madrid
GOAL FOR MADRID! Vinicius Jr, who has just come on, dispossesses Marlos then tucks it into the bottom corner Game on.
Jovic remains on the field but has done little.
WHAT A CHANCE! Brilliant run from Korniienko who cuts it back for Tete who fires it wide, he seemed to get in Dentinho's way.
- GoalLuka ModricReal Madrid
GOAL FOR MADRID! Marcelo tees up Modric who pulls of a dummy then rifles the ball into the top corner from 25 yards. Stunning strike.
Real are moving the ball quicker but its still not good enough to penetrate this defence. There has certainly been a lack of movement in the final third. Apart from Marcelo and maybe Asensio, everyone else has been off their game.
CHANCE! Asensio's swerving drive from range is beaten away for a corner. Shakhtar deal with the set-piece.
Real look more on it, although they could not have been any worse than in the first half.
Benzema is on for Rodrygo unsurprisingly.
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF: Real get the 2nd half underway.
- End of 1st Half
HALF TIME: Shakhtar are 3-0 up deservedly through Tete, a Varane own goal and Solom's strike. What a first half we have had.
There will be 1 added minute.
Unbelievable Jeff. An injury-depleted Shakhtar 3-0 to the good..
- GoalManor SolomonShakhtar Donetsk
GOAL FOR SHAKHTAR! A backheel from Tete finds Solomon who rifles a low shot into the corner. Oh my days..
Marcelo with a good cross for Casemiro who heads it on to Rodrygo but the visitors clear, great header away.
Asensio fires in a cross but Bondar is there again to head it away.
Real have a free-kick midway in the opposition half. Modric's delivery finds Jovic whose flicked header is harmlessly wide.
Oh dearie me. What a game this has become in the space of 4 minutes.
- Own-goalRaphaël VaraneReal Madrid
GOAL FOR SHAKHTAR! Courtois parries a shot from Tete from outside the box and Varane on the stretch puts the rebound into his own net!
Expect some choice words from Zidane at the break it it stays like this, his team selection has backfired.
WHAT A CHANCE! Marcelo's pinpoint cross finds Jovic whose attempted header hits his shoulder and is straight at the keeper.
The shot goes through the legs of a defender but it wasnt the hardest of shots, Courtois should have done better.
- GoalTetêShakhtar Donetsk
GOAL FOR SHAKHTAR! Tete with a low finish in the box, he was unmarked, after a mazy run from Korniienko.
This game from a Real perspective is screaming out for a Benzema. its been a bit toothless from them.
Its a free-kick to the home side. Modric plays it short, its eventually crossed into the box and Bondar clears. More good defending from Shakhtar.
Mendy is having to keep using his weaker right foot to put in crosses, the latest one gets blocked.
The Ukraine side have a corner on the left. Its swung in by Marlos into the box and Bondar's header goes wide and he is penalised for a push.
Los Blancos are struggling to create anything of substance since that early burst. Everything is too compact and congested in the middle of the park.
BIG SAVE! The visitors with another counter, Marlos is through on goal and his low shot is saved by Courtois. He could have squared it to Solomon.
Gives me goosebumps every time..
Real dominating possession while Shakhar are camped in their own half looking for the counter.
Good break from the visitors. Marlos delays his pass though and Tete cannot get a shot away and his cross is blocked.
- Yellow cardViktor KorniyenkoShakhtar Donetsk
Crunching challenge from Korniienko on Mendy, definitely yellow. It could have been worse if he had made more contact. From the free-kick, Modric's cross is cleared.
CHANCE! Marcelo backheels the ball through to Asensio whose cross shot is saved by the keeper's foot.
Mendy on the right flank finds Asensio whose drive towards goal is blocked by Khocholava.
The visitors' defenders are playing quite deep in the early stages, some might say that was risky.
There was a doubt about the game going ahead due to Shakhtar's absentee list but they have more than 13 players available so here we are.
KICK OFF: We are underway.
COUNTDOWN: 5 mins till kick off!
19-year old Trubin starts in goal for Shakhtar, making his Champions League debut, as well as defenders Bondar and Korniienko.
Shakhtar forward Dentinho remmbers his side's 4-3 loss to Los Blancos in 2015.
He said: "I remember our game in 2015 - we lost but we played very well.
"We scored three goals, one of them was mine. I hope I can score again. We are very focused on this game. I think it will be a great match."
There is no Sergio Ramos for the hosts tonight due to to injury, so Militao comes in. Benzema is on the bench so Jovic is given a chance to impress.
While Real lost on the weekend, Shakhtar are unbeaten in their past five domestic games with two wins and three draws.
In the buildup to this game Zidane, whose side lost to Cadiz last weekend, has insisted Real are fully focused on the Shakhtar game despite El Clasico looming.
SHAKHTAR: Trubin, Dodo, Khocholava, Marcos, Dentinho, Marlos Tete, Korniienko, Solomon, Maycon, Bondar...Subs: Shevchenko, Pyatov, Mampassi, Vitao, Cipriano, Sudakov, Shostak, VIunnyk, Honcharuk.
REAL MADRID: Courtois, Milito, Varane, Asensio, Modric, Marcelo, Casemiro, Valverde, Jovic, Mendy, Rodrygo...Subs: Lunin, Altube, Nacho, Kroos, Benzema, Lucas V, Vini Jnr, Isco.
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