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The 10 curiosities of Real Madrid-Shakhtar

The 10 curiosities of Real Madrid-Shakhtar

The Real Madrid wants encarrilar Wednesday against Shakhtar (18.45 h./Movistar Champions League) qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions before a fall Ukrainian layer team has yet to win in the group stage (a point in three games). Below we give an account of the 10 curiosities of this meeting:
1- Shakhtar coach De Zerbi trained as a player in the AC Milan youth academy and was still at the club when Ancelotti was appointed first team coach in 2001, although he never made his debut with him before his departure in the summer .
2- Yevhen Konoplyanka was a Sevilla player between 2015 and 2016, playing six games for the club in his triumphant 2015/16 Europa League campaign , his only full season with the Andalusian team. He was a substitute in the final of that tournament against Liverpool, although he did score a penalty in Sevilla’s 3-2 loss to Madrid in the 2016 Super Cup . He played 90 minutes with the Sevillian team in the 3-2 victory in League against Madrid on November 8, 2015.
3 – Marlon was a member of the ranks of FC Barcelona between 2016 and 2018, playing two LaLiga games after making his first-team debut from the bench in a 0-2 victory over Celtic on the fifth matchday of the group stage of the 2016/17 Champions League.
4 – Madrid’s Ukrainian goalkeeper Andriy Lunin has played in his country at Metalist Kharkiv (2012–15), Dnipro (2015–17) and Zorya (2017/18). He faced Shakhtar seven times with Dnipro and Zorya, reaping one win and six losses and conceding 16 goals.
5- Karim Benzema (France-Ukraine 3-0, 2014 World Cup play-offs) and Luka  Modric (Croatia-Ukraine 2-2, qualification for the 2010 World Cup) have scored Andriy Pyatov , veteran goalkeeper of the Shakhtar (37 years old).
6- David Alaba, Real Madrid reinforcement this past summer after leaving Bayern Munich, assisted Austria’s only goal in the 1-0 victory against Ukraine in the group stage of Euro 2020.
7- On October 7, 2020, Eduardo Camavinga celebrated his first match as a starter for France, scoring his first goal for the national team nine minutes after a resounding victory in a 7-1 friendly against Ukraine .
8 – Despite last season’s victories against Madrid (2-3 in Madrid and 2-0 in Kiev), Shakhtar have only won seven of their 28 matches against Spanish clubs (six draws, 15 defeats), although their victory in Spain last year was his fourth away from home in his last eight visits.
9 – Real Madrid have scored 999 goals in the European Cup / Champions League and are about to become the first club to reach 1,000 goals in Europe’s top club competition.
10 – Real Madrid have been second in the group three times in the last five seasons.  Under the command of Zinedine Zidane, the Whites finished first in their group in 2020/21 with 10 points, six of them against Inter, and sealed their pass as group winners by defeating Borussia Mönchengladbach (2-0) at home. on the sixth day.


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