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MADRID END WINLESS STREAK IN STYLE

Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid ended their three-match winless streak in style after they hit Ukrainian giants Shakthar Donetsk for five in their Champions League Group D clash on Tuesday night. It was an impressive performance for Real Madrid as they took their revenge on Shakthar Donetsk who defeated them home and away in the group stage of the same competition last season.


Real Madrid were on a five-match winning run in all competitions until they met Europa League holders Villarreal in a league game last month. They were forced to a goalless draw at home by the Yellow Submarines and that game was the start of their three-game winless run. The Villarreal result was followed by the shocking 2-1 Champions League loss at home to Moldovan club FC Sheriff Tiraspol. The same scoreline was then recorded in the away game against newly promoted side Espanyol just before the international break.

When league football resumed last weekend, Real Madrid were not in action as their game against Athletic Bilbao was postponed mainly due to the late arrivals of the South American players from World Cup qualifying campaign duties. To this effect, their first game after the October international break was against Shakthar Donetsk and it ended in a 5-0 thumping for Carlo Ancelotti and his Real Madrid players thanks in part to the brace from the in-form Vinicius Junior.
Shakthar Donetsk skipper SerhiyKryvtsov put through his own net eight minutes before the half-time break to give Real Madrid the lead. Vinicius Junior added a brace in five second half minutes including a solo goal to take the game away from the home team. Rodrygo Goes added a fourth Real Madrid goal on 65 minutes thus paving the way for topgoalscorerKarim Benzema to wrap up the five-star showing from the Spanish capital club. The game was a perfect dress rehearsal for Real Madrid ahead of the El Clasico with Barcelona this weekend.