Reuters SERGIO PEREZ
The match between Real Madrid and its guest Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine in the Champions League witnessed a record achievement for Brazilian Royal striker Vinicius Junior in a night of disappointment for the fans of the Spanish team.
The 20-year-old Brazilian became the fastest substitute to score a goal in the Champions League, after scoring the visitors’ net less than 15 seconds after entering the field.
However, the Ukrainian team, which missed 8 of its key players, dumbfounded its “royal” host when it knocked him down 3-2 at home.
This is the first time that Real Madrid have lost at home by a hat-trick in the Champions League, in the opening of the group stage since February 2000 against Bayern Munich.
It is also the second successive loss to Real after the first against its guest Kadesh with a goal without response last Saturday in the local league, and the first for him at the beginning of his career at home in the history of his participation in the continental competition that holds the record number of titles in it (13), and the third in a row in the competition Where he lost, back and forth, against Manchester City in the final price of the last edition.