Rodrigo and Vinicius get the most credit, Real Madrid beat Shakhtar Donetsk2022-10-06 10:22
The Brazilian scores in the first half
The way the game started, there were too many goals, the score gap widened significantly, and the goal difference was also good. An important bonus, of course, is to have several players supplementing their stats, especially Karim Benzema who could have benefited the most from a good confidence-boosting game.
It was exciting to watch Real Madrid in the first half. The quartet of Karim Benzema, Fede Valverde, Rodrigo Goss and Vinicius Jr came together perfectly. Benzema had four key passes at half-time, while Vinicius Jr. had five shots and some dazzling dribbles that put the Bernabeu on their feet.
Rodrigo is a right-winger on paper, but far from that. He played number 10 and played his role perfectly. He floated to the sides, roamed the field, freely connecting with everyone. He provided vertical passes for Toni Kroos and Aurelian Chuameni and played tight football for the rest of the attack. Rodrigo played a fluid role, with Fede Valverde and Dani Carvajal occupying the right flank.
Despite all the chances Real created, their finishing boots weren't on. Carlo Ancelotti 's side had 35 shots , 13 of which were on target . The two goals above were their only two of the night, with Shakhtar pulling one back in the first half through an Alexander Zubkov strike.
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