Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donesk, in what will definitely pass as one of the greatest Champions League nights in the club’s history, defeated La liga giants in Madrid on Wednesday.
The Pitmen showed the enormous potential of their youngsters with their remarkable possession-based football and effective counterattacking by defeating Real Madrid 3:2.
This is Real Madrid’s first home defeat by a Ukrainian club. And only Shakhtar’s sixth win against a Spanish side in their 26th fixture – but a second successive victory in Spain.
Luis Casto, Shakhtar coach: “It’s a great result for us. We knew what difficulties we could expect and planned our strategy accordingly. The players have done everything absolutely fantastically. We were a united team from the first until the last minute.”