Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk live stream of UEFA Champions League groupstage campaign at Bernabeu will be live at 6:45 pm on Wednesday evening.
Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk latest news
- Kick-off time: 6.45pm GMT, Bernabeu
- How to watch live: BT Sport
- Real Madrid team news: Benzema starts, Hazard on the bench
- Prediction: Real Madrid 3-0 Shakhtar Donetsk
Vasquez further forward
Interesting decision from Ancelotti to start with Vasquez seemingly on the right wing.
The 30-year-old played the full 90 minutes at right-back in Ukraine, and that’s where he’s got most of his minutes so far this season.
He did start further forward in the Champions League opener against Inter, but was subbed off in the second-half.
Vasquez will be looking to make more of an impact tonight, especially with Hazard and Marco Asensio waiting in the wings.
Shakhtar Donetsk team
Here’s the Shakhtar team looking to cause an upset in Spain.
Fernando leading the line for them again – he has four goals in four league appearances so far this season. Now to bring that to the European scene…
— FC SHAKHTAR ENGLISH (@FCShakhtar_eng) November 3, 2021
Real Madrid team
Team news is out…
Benzema back into the side as expected, but Lucas Vasquez gets the nod instead of Hazard who is on the bench.
Tried and tested midfield trio of Modric, Kroos and Casemiro in midfield.
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) November 3, 2021
Last time out
Vinicius and his teammates will be hoping it’s more of the same tonight…
Shakhtar held on for 37 minutes at home to Real when the sides met in Ukraine two weeks ago, but the floodgates quickly opened as they fell to a 5-0 defeat.
The Spanish side are unbeaten in their three domestic matches since then, including an El Clasico victory, and that momentum looks set to carry on tonight.
After losing at home to Shakhtar last season, and with this being their first European match at home since that Sheriff defeat, Real will be keen to make amends and put themselves in a strong position in Group D.
Prediction: Real Madrid 3-0 Shakhtar Donetsk
Real Madrid team news
Ancelotti looks set to bring Karim Benzema back into the side, after the Real boss rested the Frenchman for the 2-1 win against Elche over the weekend.
Eden Hazard played six minutes off the bench in that victory, and could be in line for a more prominent role tonight as the Belgian looks to finally put his injury problems behind him.
Rodrygo picked up an injury against Elche though and is not available to face Shakhtar as a result.
Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Vinicius, Hazard, Benzema.
How to watch Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk
TV channel: The action from the Bernabeu will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1, with their coverage beginning at 5.30pm.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch either on their website or through the BT Sport app.
Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Real Madrid’s Champions League clash at home to Shakhtar Donetsk!
The visitors have not scored yet in the group stage and have just one point from their opening three matches.
Real sit second in Group D and level on points with Sheriff Tiraspol, who stunned them at the Bernabeu earlier in the competition.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side will be hoping to avoid anything like that happening again.
Stay tuned for all the match build-up, latest team news and live updates after kick-off, which is at 6:45pm GMT