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Champions League: Benzema stars in Real win

Real went ahead in the 15th minute when Vinicius Jr stole the ball from a Shakhtar defender and set up Benzema to score with a powerful shot from inside the box
Karim Benzema after scoring Real Madrid’s first goal against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.

Reuters   |   Madrid   |   Published 04.11.21, 04:08 AM

Karim Benzema struck twice to lead Real Madrid to an unconvincing 2-1 home win over Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday in a Champions League Group D match.

Real went ahead in the 15th minute when Vinicius Jr stole the ball from a Shakhtar defender and set up Benzema to score with a powerful shot from inside the box.

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Ukraine’s Shakhtar equalised five minutes before half-time with a stunning counter-attack finished off by Fernando.

Benzema and Vinicius Jr combined again for the Real winner just after the hour mark, the latter linking up well with Casemiro before teeing up the France striker to find the net again.

AC Milan earned their first point of the season with a 1-1 draw against Porto at San Siro, but the result left the seven-time European champions on the brink of elimination.



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