Casemiro snatches point for Real Madrid with late goal against Borussia Monchengladbach

Casemiro scored late in the second half to level the score to rescue Real Madrid from another defeat in the Champions League group stage. A loss against Borussia Monchengladbach would have threatened a serious setback for Zinedine Zidane’s men.

Madrid came into the game at the back of a 3-1 Clasico victory against Barcelona but were almost shocked due to the calamitous defending from the team that saw them lose their first Champions League outing of the Group B against Shakhtar Donetsk. 

An error from Toni Kroos allowed the home side an attack that was profited by Marcus Thuram who put his team ahead against Los Blancos.

The Frenchman netted a tap-in shortly after the hour mark as well to leave Madrid reeling. 

The Spanish Champions were set to be defeated in four consecutive European games for the first time in their club history before Karim Benzema scored an acrobatic effort in the 87th minute and Casemiro followed through with a goal of his own late in the extra time. 

The result may have reduced the pressure from the Spanish giants, but Zidane’s men needs to improve if their European aspirations are to be achieved this season. 

Courtois was also had a stand out performance in the game, one of his effort was when he denied Borussia Monchengladbach a  one-on-one chance to prevent the home side from going 3-0 up in the second halfReal Madrid got control of the game only when Luka Modric and Eden Hazard came on. 

Hazard hit the side-netting 16 minutes to the end of the game and three minutes into added time Luka Modric’s looped in a cross which was headed down by Sergio Ramos and was tocked in by Casemiro to equal the score line from six yards. 

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