Real Madrid scored two very late goals to earn a 2-2 draw at Borussia Moenchengladbach


Real Madrid pulled off a dramatic comeback to deny Borussia Monchengladbach a famous victory, but are still left with just a point after their first two Champions League games.

Real Madrid have scored four times and conceded five in their opening two Champions League matches of 2020-21

The Spanish Champions fell behind to a Marcus Thuram double and it seemed the 23-year-old son of former France international Lilian would send them home empty handed.

But Madrid never know when they are beaten and led by Casemiro, and with Eden Hazard on the pitch, they scored late and levelled in injury time.

Casemiro it was who set up the first and scored the second. ‘They scored twice from their first two chances but we fought back,’ said the Brazilian midfielder.

‘That’s what we are all about. This is the Champions League right now, every game is difficult.’

Monchengladbach took the lead when Alassane Plea won possession high up the pitch and whipped over a cross from the right that Thuram finished past Courtois.

Marcus Thuram, son of Lilian, gave Gladbach a first-half lead with an emphatic finish.

Madrid had dominated the first half but from their ten chances only two had been on target and none had beaten Yann Sommer. Monchengladbach had scored one from one.

They made a nervous start to the second half with keeper Sommer kicking the ball out for a corner from Madrid’s first attack.

From the kick the impressive Marco Asensio sent a bouncing volley on to the bar. Fede Valverde then got to the byline but from his pull-back Vinicius screwed his shot horribly wide.


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