Real Madrid saved itself from the second consecutive defeat in the Champions League, after drawing 2: 2 away against Borussia Monchengladbach.
The “Kings” erased a two-goal deficit in the last minutes of the match in Germany, after Marcus Turam (33, 58) gave the “stallions” a solid lead. It was not clear then how the Spanish champion would return to the match, but in the 87th minute Karim Benzema reduced the difference, and in the 93rd Casimiro brought the point.
It can be very important in the fight for a place in the 1/8 finals. The leader in the group is Shakhtar Donetsk with 4 points, while Gladbach remains with 2 points, after missing the victory in the second consecutive match.
Inter has the same trump card, while Real has 1 point. In the next round on October 31, Borussia will visit Ukraine, while Real will welcome the Italians.
At the beginning of the match, Real had the advantage, but it was difficult to overcome the well-organized defense of Gladbach. After just over a quarter of an hour of play, Karim Benzema hit his head, but out. In the 29th minute, Tony Cross made an insidious shot and Jan Somer scored.
For their part, the “stallions” rarely attacked, but in a great way in the 33rd minute they took the lead. Rafael Varane failed to clear well and allowed a counter for the Germans. Alasan Plea took out Marcus Turam, who beat Thibaut Courtois 1: 0 with a shot in the upper right corner!
Gladbach players were in no hurry to rejoice, as the chief referee Orel Greenfeld from Israel reviewed the goal with VAR, but still read it. By the end of the half, Real pressed, but never managed to create a tolerant attack.
A few minutes after the resumption of the game, Marco Asensio shot strongly, but in the left crossbar. Ferlan Mendi later found the Spanish international in the box, but Florian Neuhaus intervened and blocked the shot.
Then Vinicius’ shot did not hit the target, and in the 58th minute the nightmare for Real became complete. Turam was in the right place at the right time. The Frenchman controlled a bounced ball in the penalty area and in front of the door he could not make a mistake for 2: 0!
A little later, Gladbach could have reached the third goal, after Plea was brought out with a graceful pass alone against Courtois, but this time the Belgian national team player managed to save. In the 66th minute, Borussia again failed to put an end to the dispute. Lars Stindel fired diagonally, but a few inches from the left post.
In the 70th minute, Zinedine Zidane took action and put Luka Modric and Eden Hazard in the game to the detriment of Cross and Vinicius. And a little later, the Belgian can reduce the difference with Real. He found Benzema, but sent the ball out.
In the 87th minute, Benzema restored Real’s hopes after Casimiro assisted him from the out. In the 93rd minute, the drama became complete after Casimiro brought a point to the Spaniards. The Brazilian used the pass of Sergio Ramos and with a precise shot in the upper right corner formed the final 2: 2.
Borussia M – Real M 2: 2
Goal scorers: 2: 0 Turam (33, 58), 2: 1 Benzema (87), 2: 2 Casimiro (93)
Borussia: Somer, Benzbein, Elvedi, Gunther, Liner, Kramer, Hoffmann, Neuhaus, Schindl (79-Wolf), Plea (79-Embolo), Turam (71-Herman)
Real: Courtois, Mendi, Varane, Ramos, Vazquez, Valverde, Casimiro, Cross (71-Modric), Asensio (84-Rodrigo), Vinicius (70-Azar), Benzema
St. Park Borussia
Judge: Eagle Greenfeld (Israel)
Yellow cards: Schindl (Gladbach); Casimiro (Real Madrid)