Tag: el clasico


Worst time for a Madrid blip in form as El Clasico approaches

Zinedine Zidane and his Real Madrid team were at the end of the major surprise result of the first round of group stage matches in the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League competition. The Los Blancos lost 3:2 to Shakhtar Donetsk at Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night and this was a major shock considering that the Ukrainian outfit was missing 10 players due to injuries and COVID-19. Shakhtar Donetsk went 3 nil up at half-time and held on for a famous victory as Real Madrid fought back by getting two goals back in the second half of the game. They scored a third in added time but it was chalked off for offside after VAR checks. The result means that the Los Merengues have lost 2 consecutive home games and this is by no means a welcome development. It can be recalled that they were comin...