Benzema double seals victory for Real against Shakhtar

Karim Benzema of Real Madrid, Dodo of Shakhtar Donetsk during the UEFA Champions League match between Real Madrid v Shakhtar Donetsk at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on November 3, 2021 in Madrid Spain.


Karim Benzema's double took Real Madrid top of Group D as they held off a spirited Shakhtar Donetsk side in the Champions League.

Benzema tapped in the opener to record Real's 1,000th goal in European football's elite club competition.

Karim Benzema of Real Madrid celebrates 2-1 with Carlos Henrique Casemiro of Real Madrid, Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League match between Real Madrid v Shakhtar Donetsk at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on November 3, 2021 in Madrid Spain.


And the France forward then swept in following good work from Vinicius Junior and Casemiro after Fernando had deservedly levelled for Shakhtar.

Sheriff Tiraspol host Inter Milan in Wednesday's other Group D game.

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