Real Madrid scored two late objectives to nab a dramatic Champions League point versus Borussia Monchengladbach.
Thirteen-time European champs Real were 2-0 down in the 87 th minute before objectives from Karim Benzema and Casemiro saw them earn an exhilarating draw.
Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram scored with a great finish from Alassane Plea’s pass and included a 2nd when Thibaut Courtois might just parry Plea’s shot.
Benzema’s overhead kick offered Genuine hope before Casemiro’s 93 rd-minute leveller.
Monchengladbach, playing in the group stages of the Champions League for just their 3rd project, were heading top of Group B till Real’s late double.
The hosts had possibilities to kill the video game off when they lead 2-0 as Plea might have included a 3rd when he broke clear of the checking out defence however was denied an one-on-one possibility with Courtois.
Lars Stindl likewise shot directly wide for Monchengladbach, who have actually drawn both of their group matches 2-2 after a comparable scoreline away at Inter Milan recently.
Real have one point from their two video games after a shock 3-2 opening defeat by Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk, who top the group.
” For me, this draw is not a relief, it’s a should have outcome,” said Real coach Zinedine Zidane.
” We had a challenger who had us in problem on 2 or three occasions, however we didn’t panic and came back with character.
” If we continue to play like that, we’ll do fantastic things and we’ll win matches, that’s for sure.”
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Real avoid undesirable club record
Spanish champions Real were just seconds far from setting an unwanted club record as they were on the edge of losing four consecutive European matches for the very first time in their history – consisting of both legs of last season’s last-16 defeat by Manchester City and the game versus Shakhtar.
Since that loss, Real beat Barcelona 3-1 at the Nou Camp in El Clasico on Saturday and would have been confident of beating a Monchengladbach side sixth in the German Bundesliga.
Zidane’s side made an intense start as Benzema shot wide, Sergio Ramos glanced a header off target and Toni Kroos had an effort conserved by Yann Sommer.
But those missed possibilities showed costly as the hosts went ahead in the 33 rd minute as Plea’s great pass, which went through the legs of Raphael Varane and eliminated Lucas Vazquez, was fulfilled by an exceptional newbie finish from Thuram for the first of his 2 objectives.
Ferland Mendy struck the crossbar for Real within seconds of the reboot, before Thuram, the kid of ex-France international Lilian, included his second after Courtois might just parry the ball into his course.
Genuine caused ex-Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric and previous Chelsea forward Eden Risk for his very first appearance of the season in an attempt to rescue the video game.
And the visitors pulled one back when Casemiro did well to reach a header and stop the ball going out of play, with it falling under Benzema’s course and he scored acrobatically.
But Real were not completed and in the 3rd minute of stoppage time a cushioned header from captain Ramos reached Casemiro and he steered his surface into the internet
Genuine have actually reached a minimum of the last 16 of the Champions League in each of the past 23 seasons, and are in the very same position as last year when they only picked up one point from their opening 2 games prior to reaching the knockout stages.
However, Genuine, Champions League winners on 3 celebrations in Zidane’s two spells in charge, find themselves bottom of Group B with a lot of work to do.
Genuine loose at the back – the stats
- Real Madrid avoided defeat in an away Champions League video game having gone two goals behind for the very first time because December 2006 versus Eager Beaver Kyiv.
- Genuine (drew one, lost 3) have failed to win four successive matches throughout all European competitors for the very first time since September 2006 (a run of 5).
- Borussia Monchengladbach have won just one of their last 12 matches in all competitions versus Spanish teams (drew 3, lost 8), winning 4-2 versus Sevilla in November 2015 in the Champions League.
- Genuine have actually conceded five objectives in the Champions League this season – the joint most they have actually conceded at this stage of the competition (likewise in 2004-05 and 2019-20), while they have actually stopped working to win their opening 2 group games in consecutive projects.
- Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram ended up being just the third Frenchman to net a double in their very first house Champions League look, after Thierry Henry (1997, Monaco) and Moussa Dembele (2016, Celtic).
- Monchengladbach became the 30 th different opponent Karim Benzema has actually scored versus in the Champions League – just Lionel Messi (36), Cristiano Ronaldo and Raul (33 each) have actually scored versus more various challengers in the competition’s history.
- Sergio Ramos made his 125 th Champions League appearance genuine Madrid – only six players have actually played more video games for a single club in the competition’s history.
Gamer of the match
Thuram Marcus Thuram
with approximately 8.49
Squad number10 Gamer name Thuram
Team number25 Gamer name Bensebaini
Squad number36 Gamer name Embolo
Team number14 Player name Plea
Team number28 Player name Ginter
Team number30 Player name Elvedi
Squad number 6 Player name Kramer
Team number32 Gamer name Neuhaus
Squad number 7 Player name Herrmann
Team number13 Player name Stindl
Squad number18 Player name Lainer
Team number23 Gamer name Hofmann
Team number11 Gamer name Wolf
Team number 1 Player name Sommer
Squad number 9 Gamer name Benzema
Squad number 7 Gamer name E Threat
Squad number14 Gamer name Casemiro
Team number10 Player name Modric
Squad number20 Gamer name Vinícius Júnior
Squad number25 Gamer name Rodrygo
Team number 8 Gamer name Kroos
Squad number 4 Player name Ramos
Team number15 Player name Valverde
Squad number11 Player name Asensio
Squad number23 Player name Mendy
Squad number 1 Gamer name Courtois
Squad number 5 Player name Varane
Team number17 Gamer name Lucas Vázquez
- 1 Sommer
- 18 Lainer
- 28 Ginter
- 30 Elvedi
- 25 Bensebaini Booked at 79 mins
- 6 Kramer
- 32 Neuhaus Scheduled at 85 mins
- 23 Hofmann
- 13 Stindl Booked at 55 mins Replacemented For Wolf at79′ minutes
- 10 Thuram Alternatived To Herrmann at71′ minutes
- 14 Plea Substituted for Embolo at79′ minutes
- 3 Lang
- 7 Herrmann
- 11 Wolf
- 16 Traoré
- 17 Wendt
- 19 Lazaro
- 21 Sippel
- 22 Bénes
- 24 Jantschke
- 31 Grün
- 36 Embolo
- 43 Reitz
- 1 Courtois
- 17 Vázquez
- 5 Varane
- 4 Ramos
- 23 Mendy
- 15 Valverde
- 14 Casemiro Booked at 89 minutes
- 8 Kroos Alternatived To Modric at71′ minutes
- 11 Asensio Alternatived To Rodrygo at84′ minutes
- 9 Benzema
- 20 Vinícius Júnior Substituted for E Risk at70′ minutes
- 3 Militão
- 7 E Danger
- 10 Modric
- 12 Marcelo
- 13 Lunin
- 18 Jovic
- 22 Isco
- 25 Rodrygo
- 26 Altube
- 40 Santos
Match ends, Borussia Mönchengladbach 2, Real Madrid 2.
Second Half ends, Borussia Mönchengladbach 2, Real Madrid 2.
Offside, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Hannes Wolf attempts a through ball, however Breel Embolo is caught offside.
Objective! Borussia Mönchengladbach 2, Real Madrid 2. Casemiro (Real Madrid) best footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Helped by Sergio Ramos with a headed pass.
Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a complimentary kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Breel Embolo (Borussia Mönchengladbach).
Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) wins a complimentary kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Hannes Wolf (Borussia Mönchengladbach).
Effort missed. Ramy Bensebaini (Borussia Mönchengladbach) left footed shot from outside the box is too expensive from a direct totally free kick.
Casemiro (Real Madrid) is revealed the yellow card for a bad nasty.
Foul by Casemiro (Real Madrid).
Patrick Herrmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a totally free kick in the attacking half.
Goal! Borussia Mönchengladbach 2, Real Madrid 1. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) left footed shot from extremely close quarters to the high centre of the objective. Assisted by Casemiro with a headed pass.
Casemiro (Genuine Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Breel Embolo (Borussia Mönchengladbach).
Florian Neuhaus (Borussia Mönchengladbach) is shown the yellow card for a bad nasty.
Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a complimentary kick on the right wing.
Foul by Florian Neuhaus (Borussia Mönchengladbach).
Effort obstructed. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) header from the left side of the six backyard box is blocked. Helped by Luka Modric with a cross.
Substitution, Real Madrid. Rodrygo changes Marco Asensio.