Sheriff Tiraspol produced one of the great Champions League shocks by beating Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium and taking the lead in the group.
Eden Hazard was given the chance to impress after he was left out of the starting XI against Villarreal on Saturday. Hazard was deployed on the left wing and had a fair performance before he was substituted in the 66th minute For Rodrygo when the score line was 1-1.
Hazard was involved in Real Madrid's two big chances in the first half. He had a shot saved by the Sheriff's goalkeeper and created a good chance for Benzema, who also tested the keeper.
Overall, it was not a bad performance, but for a player of his ability to be substituted when Real Madrid were searching for a winning goal, it shows Carlo Ancelotti has little trust in him and he should have done better against a low-quality team.
This season, Hazard has started just 2 La Liga games and he is yet to win his place in Carlo Ancelotti's starting XI. Although the season is still in its early days, it is clear that the Belgium international will need to work harder to win his place in the team.
Final Take: Hazard's withdrawal in the 66th minute shows that Carlo Ancelotti still hasn't fully trusted him and this should be a wake-up call that he needs to do more to win his manager's faith.
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