Real Madrid concede three at home to second-string Shakhtar Donetsk in FIRST HALF of Champions League clash

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Real Madrid were 3-0 down to Shakhtar Donetsk at HALF-TIME in what could be a stunning result.

The Ukrainian champions went into the game missing TEN first-team players due to coronavirus and injury.

Real Madrid were outplayed by Shakhtar Donetsk in the first-half
Real Madrid were outplayed by Shakhtar Donetsk in the first-half

However, they have outplayed 13-time European Cup winners Real Madrid in Spain with three goals in 13 minutes.

Tete gave Shakhtar a 29th-minute lead, before a Raphael Varane own goal made things worse for Zinedine Zidane’s side.

Tete then turned provider when his smart back heel found Manor Solomon, who slotted past Thibaut Courtois three minutes before half-time.

The pressure is mounting on Zidane, whose side lost to newly-promoted Cadiz in LaLiga over the weekend.

Shakhtar Donetsk were expected to heavily lose to Real Madrid – but things aren’t going to plan for the Spaniards
Shakhtar Donetsk were expected to heavily lose to Real Madrid – but things aren’t going to plan for the Spaniards

Zidane chose to rest Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos for their Champions League opener with a daunting trip to Barcelona up next.

Meanwhile, Sergio Ramos and Eden Hazard are injury absentees.