Real Madrid look to bounce back

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2020-21 UEFA Champions League

Matchday 2, selected fixtures
27-28 October 2020

European heavyweights Real Madrid will look to bounce back from an opening Group B defeat when they face hosts Borussia Monchengladbach at Borussia Park on Tuesday 27 October, kick-off at 23:00. The match is one of 16 on 27-28 October in Matchday 2 of the UEFA Champions League group stage.

The German side opened their campaign with a fine 2-2 draw away to Internazionale. A penalty from Ramy Bensebaini and a strike from Jonas Hofmann secured a valuable point from their trip to Milan, though it could have been all three had they not conceded a late equaliser to Romelu Lukaku.

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“Without a doubt there are a lot of mixed emotions. It took a long time before we truly believed we could win here. I think before the game, not everyone thought we could take something home with us. And now we’re disappointed by the point we’ve won,” said goal-scorer Hofmann.

Real, meanwhile, got off to a disastrous start when they were beaten 3-2 at home by Shakhtar Donetsk. Los Blancos shipped three goals in the first half and mounted a recovery in the second with strikes from Luka Modric and Vinicius Junior, but ultimately came away from the clash with nothing.

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“It's a bad moment. At least we showed fight in the second half. The players are annoyed, they're champions so it's natural. It's my job to find solutions because these kind of games can't happen,” said Real manager Zinedine Zidane.

The other Group B match on Tuesday 27 October sees Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk host Italian giants Internazionale at the Olympic National Sports Complex Stadium.

UCL Matchday 2 fixtures

Tuesday 27 October
20:55: Lokomotiv Moscow v Bayern Munich
20:55: Shakhtar Donetsk v Internazionale
23:00: Atletico madrid v Salzburg
23:00: Borussia Monchengladbach v Real Madrid
23:00: Olympique Marseille v Manchester City
23:00: Liverpool v Midtjylland
23:00: Atalanta v Ajax
23:00: Porto v Olympiakos

Wednesday 28 October
20:55: Krasnodar v Chelsea
20:55: Istanbul Basaksehir v Paris Saint-Germain
23:00: Sevilla v Rennes
23:00: Borussia Dortmund v Zenit St, Petersburg
23:00: Club Brugge v Lazio
23:00: Juventus v Barcelona
23:00: Ferencvaros v Dynamo Kyiv
23:00: Manchester United v RB Leipzig

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Published: 10/26/2020