Madrid beats Shakhtar to stay perfect in Champions League

MADRID (AP) — It didn’t take long for Real Madrid to get back to winning games. Madrid beat Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 in the Champions League three days after seeing its perfect start to the season end with a home draw against Osasuna in the Spanish league. Rodrygo and Vinícius Júnior scored a goal each in the first half. Oleksandr Zubkov pulled one back for Shakhtar before halftime. The result at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium gave Madrid a five-point lead over second-place Shakhtar in Group F. It was Madrid’s seventh straight group-stage win in the Champions League. It outscored its opponents 19-2 during that run.

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