The overworked Trubin denied Vinicius and then Benzema in quick succession as Madrid poured forward

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determined to right the wrongs of their draw with Osasuna on Sunday, the first points they have dropped all season in any competition.

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However they were caught on the counter in the 39th minute, with Shakhtar's first attack of note resulting in a goal.

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The unmarked Oleksandr Zubkov met Bogdan Mykhaylichenko's cross with an acrobatic finish to give the visitors a glimmer of hope.

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After three games Madrid have a five-point lead on second-placed Shakhtar, with RB Leipzig, third, beating Celtic 3-1 in the other Group F match.

"There are days like this, when the ball doesn't want to go in," said Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos.

It was a game we could have won 7-1 or something like that, but in the end it's three points, that's the important thing.

Madrid's inability to kill off the game led to a couple of nervy moments, but they maintained the best chances and Benzema was frustrated once more by the indefatigable Trubin