Real Madrid Continues to Struggle in 2-2 Draw at Gladbach

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema in 2019. Photo by Manu Reino/MARINA PRESS/REX/Shutterstock (10215860ab)

After a shock group-stage opener loss to Shakhtar Donetsk at home last week, Real Madrid looked to get back on the right track and move towards a knockout round qualification in a trip to Germany on Tuesday night.

However, despite being the presumptive favorites, Zinedine Zidane’s side left BORUSSIA-PARK with only a point after another disappointing performance.

Real Madrid visited Borussia Monchengladbach in a game that they wanted three points from to make up for their upset loss last week. However, instead of getting off to a good start, Los Blancos went down 2-0 early after Gladbach came out firing.

Marcus Thram scored a pair of goals, one in the 33rd minute and one in the 58th minute after halftime, to put Real Madrid in a hole that signaled big trouble for their Champions League hopes.

Somehow, however, Real Madrid stormed back to tie the match after a Karim Benzema strike in the 87th minute and then a Casemiro rocket as the final minutes of stoppage time expired.

Their late goal-scoring flurry, however, was only enough to secure them one point and leave them in last place in their group.

Zidane’s side will look to win three huge points as they host Inter next week, while Borussia Dortmund will try to keep pace at the top of the group as they travel to Shakhtar Donetsk.