Soccer is not always explained.
As this Madrid is not always reasoned.
When he had football, he was a slipstream from Borussia Mönchengladbach.
When the state of alarm was triggered, a final outburst allowed him to rescue a point.
In front, a boar footballer, one of those who never capitulate.
The ardent Casemiro.
Assistant in the 2-1 of Benzema a blow from the end and executor of the 2-2 when the second hand went to Madrid.
A consolation for this Real who, despite the final roll-up, left Germany as the bottom of a group in which another historical one, Inter Milan, is also distressed.
The Shakhtar is not Cinderella.
And this Borussia is not the one from the 70s. That team (Netzer, Bonhof, Simonsen, Jensen, Vogts, Heynckes, Stielike ...) that even made Bayern Munich abdicate.
But this Borussia manages with order in the rear - with two centrals that were two poles until the final charge of Madrid.
He does not disdain the good fiddling with the ball and in the forefront he has no shortcuts with two lightning bolts like Plea and Thuram.
B. MGladbach Sommer, Rami Bensebaini, Stefan Lainer, Ginter, Elvedi, Christoph Kramer, Jonas Hofmann, Stindl (Hannes Wolf, min. 78), Marcus Thuram (Herrmann, min. 70), Florian Neuhaus and Alassane Plea (Embolo, min. 78) Real Madrid Courtois, Varane, Ferland Mendy, Lucas Vázquez, Sergio Ramos, Federico Valverde, Casemiro, Kroos (Modric, min. 70), Benzema, Vinicius Junior (Hazard, min. 69) and Marco Asensio (Rodrygo, min. 83 )
32: Marcus Thuram.
57: Marcus Thuram.
Referee Orel Grinfeld Yellow cards Stindl (min. 54), Rami Bensebaini (min. 78), Florian Neuhaus (min. 84) and Casemiro (min. 88)
Soccer has so much crumb ... Not infrequently it is a refuted one.
It was in Germany for a long stretch.
Half an hour arrived, only Madrid flowed there.
Perhaps the best Real of the course.
A team without any kinship with which he scared against Cádiz and Shakhtar, when he believed himself against a couple of rivals of altar boys.
Zinedine Zidane stopped being reservists.
Knowing that the skid against the Ukrainian team forces him to be on guard from the start of this European Cup, the French coach ordered the most starting line-up possible.
Nothing was saved and, unlike the Real of a week ago, with everyone ready to squeeze themselves like a lemon.
A patrician team entered the scene from the beginning, with the regiment tightly packed, without warrants.
A Royal in brotherhood, fluid and healthy until the first discharge of Plea and Thuram.
The ball marked the time at visiting feet.
Valverde was the first bugler to block Borussia at his ranch.
Courtois, in the hammock.
Tick, tock, tick, tock ... It seemed an immediate roll of Madrid to his German rival.
There were long shots, from Casemiro, from Benzema, from Toni Kroos.
An adventure by Lucas Vázquez almost hunting Vinicius.
Asensio was also no stranger to dancing, wearing a tailcoat in some actions and with ammunition in a shot that Sommer took from him.
Only a white mark: the mallet did not arrive.
Not even with a dozen shots before the truce at intermission.
One was enough for Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Wounded the colts, a team without regard, that only has a view to the front, an instant turned the game upside down.
A blunder and Madrid was withered.
Kroos missed at the start of the game.
Varane, forced, did not quite hit the clearance and Lucas Vázquez lacked a step forward to knock Thuram out of place.
The powerful Borussia attacker responded with a thunderous whip to Plea's stupendous pass.
One and the other, Thuram and Plea, two daggers, two players with a resounding physique who until then had not appeared at the meeting.
One attack, one goal.
Plea and Thuram
The ZZ group noticed the jolt of the goal.
Nothing was the same.
And that in the first blink of the restart, Asensio slammed the ball into Sommer's crossbar.
Another frustrated onslaught by the Madridistas, who were missing another stop from Vinicius and a greater activation from Benzema.
With Ramos, the one who flirts the most with the goal in a team that does not tag the goal.
Today, there are not many dribblers, the most suitable for assaulting enemy lines.
Vinicius is, but the boy did not find the pedaling that distinguishes him.
ZZ warned that it was not the night of Vinicius, constant in the losses, and did not delay the return of Hazard.
Cast Kroos, neither was Modric's entry delayed.
Before the Belgian and Croatian irruption, the foals were already more threatening.
He was by no means an overwhelming opponent, but with a trickle of cons he had Madrid on permanent alert.
An incursion by Lainer led to a shot by Plea that Courtois did not block and Thuram, under his nose, clinched the 2-0.
Shortly after, the visiting goalkeeper avoided Plea 3-0.
Thuram and Plea.
Plea and Thuram.
Hazard had it, and Benzema did not forgive when the blind was already lowered in Mönchengladbach and Sergio Ramos had already nested as a striker for minutes.
Casemiro did not let go of a ball that was leaving and Benzema led to the last white outburst with the 2-1.
If they lost 2-0 in the 86th minute, Real got on the shoulders of Casemiro, author of the 2-2 in the 93rd minute, and eased the red alert.
All in all, two days, one point.
No margin for error.