Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Shakhtar Donetsk were paired in Group B of the Champions League. At this point in October, the first two days of the group stage have already been played and the result of the classification at this time could not be more surprising.
Few could expect that after two rounds, the solo leader of the group would be Shakhtar Donetsk. With four points, the Ukrainians are in the first place, while Inter and Gladbach are tied with two points for second and third places. Closing Group B as the bottom is Real Madrid.
The white team, precisely, fell on the first day against Shakhtar at the Di Stéfano. Those from Donetsk went 0-3 ahead at half-time, but in the second half there was a Madrid reaction and the match ended with 2-3, without being able to complete the comeback.
Six days later, and after having played El Clásico at the Camp Nou, a duel that the meringues won against their eternal rival, Real Madrid again showed their shortcomings and scored this time, two goals down. It was in the last minutes at Borussia Park that the reaction came and first Benzema and then Casemiro tied the game. Tamara Gorro strips completely naked on Instagram and shows off her assThe television woman of Ezequiel Garay has reached the figure of 1,600,000 followers in the famous social network.
Regarding the other Borussia Mönchengladbach game, the German team drew 0-0 in the game that served as their debut in this edition of the Champions League against Inter Milan, while the Nerazzurri signed their second consecutive tabas against Shakhtar Donetsk on matchday 2.
Two key duels
Real Madrid plays being or not being in its fetish competition in the month of November. The double confrontation against Inter Milan will mark what their participation in the 2020/2021 season in the Champions League will be for both teams.
On November 3, Achraf, Lautaro Martínez and company visit the White House. Both teams urgently need the points, as they could even miss out on the round of 16. Perhaps the worst imaginable scenario, but that if they draw the two duels with each other and then fail to beat Shakhtar and Gladbach, it could end up happening.
Right now Real Madrid still continues to depend on itself. If he wins all four of his remaining games to complete the group stage, the thirteen-time European champion will be in the pot of eighth. If they fall against Inter at home, they would still depend on themselves, but they should practically count every game as a victory to achieve the goal.
The pass will be more complicated if they cannot beat Inter Milan either at home or at Giuseppe Meazza. So the Whites will have to win their remaining two games, but also keep an eye on what their rivals do in their respective matches.
If Real Madrid beat Inter in both Spanish and Italian territory, they would not have a pass to the second round guaranteed either, although that would be closer. They should still score at least one win and pull out the calculator depending on what happens in the rest of the games. There are still four days left and the outlook is far from clear for any of the Group B teams, not even for the leader.
Matchday 3 (November 3)
Real Madrid – Inter Milan
Shakhtar Donetsk – Borussia Mönchengladbach
Matchday 4 (November 25)
Borussia Mönchengladbach – Shakhtar Donetsk
Inter Milan – Real Madrid
Matchday 5 (December 1)
Borussia Mönchengladbach – Inter Milan
Shakhtar Donetsk – Real Madrid
Matchday 6 (December 9)
Inter Milan – Shakhtar Donetsk
Real Madrid – Borussia Mönchengladbach