201202 Madrid
Real Madrid's Thibaut Courtois looks dejected as Shakhtar Donetsk's Marlos celebrates their first goal. Image Credit: Reuters

Kiev: Real Madrid suffered a second defeat at the hands of Shakhtar Donetsk in this season’s Champions League, going down 2-0 to the Ukrainians in Kiev on Tuesday to leave their hopes of reaching the last 16 in the balance.

Substitutes Dentinho and Manor Solomon scored second-half goals as Shakhtar stunned the 13-time European champions again, having already won 3-2 in Madrid in October.

The result lifts Shakhtar above Real into second place in Group B thanks to their superior head-to-head record with one round of games remaining. Borussia Moenchengladbach are in first place.