Real Madrid endure worst Champions League first half since 2005
Visitors Shakhtar Donetsk stunned Real Madrid on Wednesday, hitting three goals past the Spanish champions in a remarkable first half.
Shakhtar do demolition job on Real Madrid
Despite missing 10 first-team players due to positive coronavirus tests or injury, Shakhtar ran riot in the opening half of the Group B clash in Madrid. Their three goals came in the space of 13 minutes, with Teté sliding an assured finish into the bottom-left corner to break the deadlock just before the half-hour. Raphaël Varane scored an own goal four minutes later, with Manor Solomon then making it 0-3 from Teté's neat backheel.
It meant Madrid let in three first-half goals in the Champions League for the first time since September 2005, in their Matchday 1 meeting with Olympique Lyon at Stade de Gerland.
Three first-half goals against Bayern 20 years ago
Madrid had not conceded three in the first 45 minutes of a home match in the competition since February 2000, against Bayern Munich.