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  • Updated: November 03, 2020

UCL: Gladbach Runs Riot With Shakhtar, Atletico Madrid Held By Salzburg

The UEFA Champions League resumed on Tuesday as Borussia Monchengladbach thrashed Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0 in Ukraine, while Atletico Madrid was held to a 1-1 draw by Red Bull Salzburg on matchday 3.

AllNews understands that Gladbach was outstanding scoring the highest goal in a match since the start of the UEFA Champions League 2020-21, 6 goals in a match.

Gladbach, who secure their largest-ever UEFA Champions League victory, and what a 90-minutes for potent Pléa, who celebrates scoring his first UEFA Champions League goal by adding another two in a rout - to complete a hattrick. 

For Shakhtar, the silver lining is that they will have the chance to avenge this setback when these teams meet again on Matchday 4. For now, though, the bragging rights are Marco Rose's and his rampant side.

Gladbach made a dream start, as Lainer rampaged down the right before cutting a perceptive low cross back towards the edge of the penalty area.

Pléa arrived ahead of a couple of defenders, expertly placing a crisp finish into the far corner of the net to make it 1-0.

The visitor made it 2-0 as Kramer fired in a low shot from a fairway outside of the penalty area in a central position. The strike took a deflection off Bondar, wrongfooted Trubin to make it 2-0.

Gladbach made it 3-0 as Pléa collected possession in a central position outside the penalty area following several neat, low passes by Gladbach.

He took aim with spectacular results, curled an exquisite strike beyond Trubin and into the top right-hand corner of his net.

That was 3 goals before the stroke of half time.

They completed the 4th goal with 44 minutes on the clock, as Bensebaini got on the board after a challenge in the air at the far post from the corner and, as marker Bondar attempted to clear, he reacted quickest to the ricochet to poke in the fourth. 

The half time was a relief for the host who had seen much hostility from the visitors.

Monchengladbach scored their 5th goal as Trubin's goal kick was intercepted by Hoffman, as he fed it to Plea whose one-touch assist superbly dispatched to Stindi and he tucked it away to make it 5-0.

The last goal for Gladbach was at the 78th minute as Shakhtar morale was already gone conceding defeat, Plea got his hattrick, Thuram found Plea in acres of space, fed him and Alassane Plea dispatched it to make it 6-0.

It was heaven for the Frenchman while it was painful for the Ukrainian side.

Atletico Madrid Dropped Point Again

Atletico and Bayern Munich were tipped to qualify from Group A but the Rojiblancos have lost a crucial 2 point in the qualification race as they drew Lokomotiv Moscow on Tuesday.

Gimenez opened the scoring on the right for Atletico as Herrera delivered a cross from deep on the left and José María Giménez, unmarked 10-meters from goal, rose up to head into the bottom corner.

The provider of the goal, Herrera also gave away the equalizer as he was judged to have handled the ball by VAR, as Smolov's delivery into the penalty area and a spot-kick is awarded.

Miranchuk took the spot-kick, sending Oblak the wrong way to level the scores.

 

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