Shakhtar Donetsk 0-5 Real Madrid: Vinicius Junior stars as Real win away

Vinicius Junior challenges for the ball for Real Madrid
Vinicius Junior (right) has already scored more goals this season (seven) than in any other campaign

Vinicius Junior scored two goals, including a brilliant solo effort, as Real Madrid thrashed Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.

An own goal by Sergiy Kryvtsov, who turned in a Lucas Vazquez cross, gave Real a one-goal lead at the break.

Vinicius scored twice in five minutes after the restart, sweeping in from close range before beating three players to add a brilliant third.

Rodrygo swept in Vinicius’ pass before Karim Benzema slid home late on.

It was a superb second-half display by Real and in particular Vinicius, who continued his fine run of form this season.

The 21-year-old has now scored seven goals in nine appearances for Real in all competitions – and these were his first in the Champions League this season.

Victory means Real are second in Group D, level on six points with leaders FC Sheriff, who lost 3-1 at home to Inter Milan.

The Serie A side ended the Moldovans’ perfect start in their debut Champions League campaign as goals from Edin Dzeko, Arturo Vidal and Stefan de Vrij secured victory. Sebastien Thill had briefly levelled for Sheriff.


Shakhtar Donetsk

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 81Trubin
  • 2Cordeiro Dos Santos
  • 4Kryvtsov
  • 5Santos da Silva Barbosa
  • 31dos SantosSubstituted forKorniienkoat 75′minutes
  • 7de Andrade Barberan
  • 21LourencoSubstituted forStepanenkoat 79′minutes
  • 14Cardoso Lemos MartinsSubstituted forMarlosat 45′minutes
  • 38Delmino da Silva
  • 19SolomonSubstituted forMarcos Antônioat 45′minutesBooked at 46mins
  • 99Dos Santos PedroSubstituted forMudrykat 74′minutes


  • 3da Silva Matos
  • 6Stepanenko
  • 8Marcos Antônio
  • 9Dentinho
  • 11Marlos
  • 20Mudryk
  • 25Sudakov
  • 26Konoplya
  • 30Pyatov
  • 44Korniienko
  • 45Sikan
  • 77Bondar

Real Madrid

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Courtois
  • 17Vázquez
  • 3MilitãoSubstituted forVallejoat 87′minutes
  • 4Alaba
  • 23MendySubstituted forMarceloat 69′minutes
  • 10ModricSubstituted forCamavingaat 78′minutes
  • 14Casemiro
  • 8KroosSubstituted forValverdeat 78′minutes
  • 21RodrygoSubstituted forAsensioat 78′minutes
  • 9Benzema
  • 20Vinícius Júnior


  • 5Vallejo
  • 6Nacho
  • 11Asensio
  • 12Marcelo
  • 13Lunin
  • 15Valverde
  • 24Mariano
  • 25Camavinga
  • 26López Andúgar
  • 27Blanco
  • 35Gutiérrez

Srdjan Jovanovic


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