Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 Actual Madrid: Zinedine Zidane says he won’t resign after defeat

Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 Actual Madrid: Zinedine Zidane says he won’t resign after defeat

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane
Shakhtar Donetsk had not gained any of their three Champions League video games since beating Actual Madrid in October

Actual Madrid supervisor Zinedine Zidane stated he’s “not going to resign” after defeat by Shakhtar Donetsk left his aspect’s hopes of reaching the Champions League final 16 within the steadiness.

The 13-time European champions are third in Group B, with all 4 sides nonetheless capable of qualify in subsequent week’s closing spherical of matches.

Actual should beat leaders Borussia Monchengladbach to ensure progress.

“I’m not going to resign, in no way,” stated Zidane following the 2-0 loss.

“We’re at all times going to have tough moments, and we’re on a nasty run, however we have to maintain going,” added the Frenchman, whose aspect suffered a shock 2-1 defeat by Alaves in La Liga on Saturday.

“I’ve the energy wanted to show the scenario round and I’m going to present every little thing to do this. So are the gamers.

“We performed effectively and we deserved extra. We simply have to raise our heads up and take into consideration the following recreation.”

It was Actual’s second defeat by Shakhtar on this season’s competitors, the Ukrainian aspect successful the reverse fixture 3-2 in Madrid.

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Inter Milan beat Monchengladbach 3-2 afterward Tuesday to maintain their hopes of qualification alive.

Group B: Monchengladbach (8), Shakhtar Donetsk (7), Real Madrid (7), Inter Milan (5)
All 4 sides can nonetheless qualify with one spherical of fixtures remaining in Group B – Actual Madrid host Borussia Monchengaldbach and Shakhtar Donetsk are away to Inter Milan

The Spanish champions, at present fourth in La Liga, have been with out injured pair Eden Hazard and captain Sergio Ramos however welcomed again talisman Karim Benzema for his or her return to the stadium the place they have been final topped European champions in 2018.

Actual began effectively as Marco Asensio hit the put up after 5 minutes and Benzema drew goalkeeper Anatoliy Trubin into motion.

Trubin then tipped over from Asensio’s highly effective shot earlier than half-time and once more denied Benzema, earlier than Dentinho and Manor Solomon struck within the second half for Shakhtar.

Dentinho pounced on Raphael Varane’s error after 57 minutes and, fairly than retreat, Shakhtar have been reward for pursuing a second eight minutes from time when Solomon discovered the underside nook.

Shakhtar had not scored in three group video games since their opening victory over Actual and conceded a complete of 10 targets in heavy back-to-back defeats by Monchengladbach.

However their superior head-to-head document over Actual means Shakhtar occupy second place within the group, one level behind Monchengladbach heading right into a dramatic closing spherical.

An early exit for Actual?

Zidane’s aspect have struggled for consistency this season and the lacklustre defeat by Alaves prolonged their winless home run to 3 matches.

Actual endured a nightmare begin to their European marketing campaign as they adopted up their humiliating defeat by a second-string Shakhtar aspect with a 2-2 draw away to Monchengladbach, courtesy of a dramatic late fightback.

Consecutive wins towards Inter Milan seemed to have rescued the La Liga aspect, however one other well-known victory for Luis Castro’s aspect has blown qualification for the knockout levels huge open.

4 victories of their previous 11 video games in all competitions represents a regarding run of kind for Zidane’s males, who sit seven factors adrift of leaders Actual Sociedad in Spain, albeit with a recreation in hand.

They now face the prospect of an unthinkable early exit from Europe’s elite membership competitors heading into their closing group match towards Monchengladbach subsequent Wednesday.

However crucially, following Monchengladbach’s defeat by Inter, Zidane’s aspect are in charge of their future as they eye a final 16 place for a record-extending twenty fourth consecutive season.

Tremendous-sub Solomon – the stats

  • With two defeats, Actual Madrid have misplaced as many group video games within the Champions League this season as they did beneath Zinedine Zidane over the 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2019-20 campaigns mixed, once they misplaced two of 18.
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have gained simply two of their previous 9 matches within the Champions League, each victories coming towards Actual Madrid.
  • Three of Manor Solomon’s 4 Champions League targets have come instead, with two arriving towards Actual Madrid this season.
  • Because the begin of final season, Raphael Varane has made 4 errors resulting in a aim within the Champions League, greater than every other participant.
  • Karim Benzema made his 124th look within the Champions League, the joint-Tenth most within the competitors’s historical past.


Shakhtar Donetsk

  • 81Trubin
  • 2Cordeiro Dos Santos
  • 77Bondar
  • 49da Silva Matos
  • 22Matvienko
  • 11MarlosSubstituted forde Andrade Barberanat 73′minutes
  • 6Stepanenko
  • 20KovalenkoSubstituted forLourencoat 85′minutes
  • 14Cardoso Lemos Martins
  • 10Júnior MoraesSubstituted forDentinhoat 25′minutesSubstituted forDos Santos Pedroat 85′minutes
  • 7TaisonSubstituted forSolomonat 74′minutes


  • 1Shevchenko
  • 8Marcos Antônio
  • 9Dentinho
  • 19Solomon
  • 21Lourenco
  • 27de Andrade Barberan
  • 28Robson Cipriano
  • 30Pyatov
  • 50Bolbat
  • 61Sudakov
  • 99Dos Santos Pedro

Actual Madrid

  • 1Courtois
  • 17Vázquez
  • 5VaraneBooked at 14mins
  • 6Nacho
  • 23Mendy
  • 10Modric
  • 8Kroos
  • 25RodrygoSubstituted forVinícius Júniorat 77′minutes
  • 21ØdegaardSubstituted forIscoat 77′minutes
  • 11Asensio
  • 9BenzemaSubstituted forMarianoat 77′minutes


  • 3Militão
  • 12Marcelo
  • 13Lunin
  • 14Casemiro
  • 20Vinícius Júnior
  • 22Isco
  • 24Mariano
  • 26Altube
  • 30Arribas Calvo
  • 32Chust

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