Real Madrid are in danger of a dramatic Champions League group-stage exit after they fell to a 2-0 away defeat against Shakhtar Donetsk.
The Ukrainian Premier League champion Shakhtar Donetsk earned a shock win in October and repeated the trick at home to leave Real Madrid in serious trouble.
Should Borussia Monchengladbach defeat Inter Milan later on Tuesday, 13-time winners Madrid will not have their Group B fate in their own hands.
Shakhtar defeated Madrid in Spain on matchday one and earned another upset victory courtesy of second-half strikes from substitutes Dentinho and Manor Solomon.
Madrid are now third on the table, behind Shakhtar due to their head-to-head record and a point behind Borussia Monchengladbach, who host Inter later on Tuesday.
Gladbach will be out of reach for the Spanish champions should they prevail against the winless Nerazzurri.
Madrid, who next face the Bundesliga side, would then have to better Shakhtar’s result against Inter on matchday six to progress.