Champions League: Real Madrid’s Casemiro strikes late to earn draw against Borussia Monchegladbach

Real Madrid’s Casemiro strikes late to earn draw against Borussia Monchegladbach

  • Real Madrid scored two late goals to snatch a draw at German side Gladbach 
  • Marcus Thuram had put the Bundesliga side 2-0 in front with a goal in each half
  • Karim Benzema pulled one back with an acrobatic finish just before injury time
  • Casemiro then found a late equaliser in the third minute of stoppage time

Real Madrid’s Casemiro strikes late to earn draw against Borussia Monchegladbach. 

Real Madrid pulled off a dramatic comeback to deny Borussia Monchengladbach a famous victory, but are still left with just a point after their first two Champions League games.

The Spanish Champions fell behind to a Marcus Thuram double and it seemed the 23-year-old son of former France international Lilian would send them home empty handed.

But Madrid never know when they are beaten and led by Casemiro, and with Eden Hazard on the pitch, they scored late and levelled in injury time.

Monchengladbach took the lead when Alassane Plea won possession high up the pitch and whipped over a cross from the right that Thuram finished past Courtois.

Madrid had dominated the first half but from their ten chances only two had been on target and none had beaten Yann Sommer. Monchengladbach had scored one from one.

From Thuram’s next chance he made it 2-0.

Plea’s shot was saved by Courtois but the Belgian could not hold the effort. With Mendy playing the Monchengladbach attack onside Thuram swept in the rebound from close range.

Casemiro saved a lost cause of a cross from Fede Valverde heading it back from the byline and Karim Benzema hooked the loose ball into the roof of the net on 87 minutes.

And suddenly the German hosts were wobbling. Lucas slung over another cross and when Ramos headed the ball down Casemiro was there to score the equalizer in the 93rd minute and earn Real Madrid their first Champions League point of the season.