Gladbach 2-2 Real Madrid: Casemiro rescues Real Madrid with stoppage-time equaliser

Karim Benzema-Real Madrid

A double from Marcus Thuram proved not enough for the home side.

Real Madrid have pulled off an incredible comeback draw against Borussia Monchengladbach, with Casemiro chipping in with an injury-time equalizer.

Gladbach drew first blood around the half-hour mark after Madrid’s lapse of concentration in the first phase. Plea pounced on it and sent a low cross through the legs of Varane to Marcus Thuram, who buried the net with a first time shot.

The hosts went on to double the lead after they caught Madrid on another counter-attack. Plea’s shot was denied by Thibaut Courtois before it got parried away to Thuram, who was onside at that time to complete his double.

The Germans opted to stay compact in their own half after getting the two-goal cushion.

Eden Hazard was brought in as a substitute in the second half and he had the chance to give his side a goal. However, the Belgian side netted the ball after getting picked out by Karim Benzema.

With the game approaching towards the final minutes, Gladbach looked like they had sealed three points, only for Los Blancos to perform a comeback.

Benzema scored the first goal for Madrid at the 87th minute inside the crowded box before Casemiro found the equalizer in the added time. The Brazilian midfielder was at the right position in the box before Ramos picked out him with a header.

Marco Rose’s hopes were scuppered by the fighting Los Blancos and Gladbach have share points just like they did against Inter Milan last week.

Zinedine Zidane would have put a smile on his face following the result. The French manager has been under a lot of pressure lately, but it is now halved with the win against Barcelona and the draw against Gladbach.