Real fight back for dramatic draw at Gladbach
Mönchengladbach, Germany: Casemiro scored a last-gasp equaliser as Real Madrid fought back from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Tuesday and avoid a second straight loss in the Champions League. Marcus Thuram's double put Gladbach on course for a famous victory, but Real roared back with late efforts from Karim Benzema and Casemiro -- three minutes into added time -- to salvage a point. But Real remain at the bottom of Group B after their shock 3-2 home defeat by a depleted Shakhtar Donetsk side in last week's opener. Shakhtar sit three points clear at the top of the early table after a goalless draw with Inter Milan in Tuesday's earlier Group B encounter. Despite having more than 60 percent possession, Real rarely troubled Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer until the frantic final scenes. Benzema had two early half-chances at Borussia Park, before Gladbach struck in style just after the half-hour mark. A bad pass by Germany star Toni Kroos put the Spanish giants under pressure in their own half. Gladbach midfielder Jonas Hofmann snapped up the loose ball and fed Alassane Plea, whose pin-point low pass to Thuram was buried into the back of the net. Real have now kept clean sheets in just two of their last 13 Champions League games. - AFP