The European Champions Real Madrid will be on the road to play Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday, 11 Oct. Here you can follow the Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid prediction, team news, probable lineups, head-to-head, kick-off time, and how to watch live on TV and Online.
⚽ UEFA Champions League 22-23
🆚 Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid
🗓 Date: Tuesday, 11 Oct.
🕗 Kick-off Time: 7:00 pm GMT
🏟 Venue: Stadion Wojska Polskiego, Warsaw, Poland
📺 Live Stream: Paramount +
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Real Madrid will look to clinch back-to-back wins against Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk in their fourth match in Group F. The two sides met last week in the Santiago Bernabeu. Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo’s goals in the first half were enough to secure a 2-1 victory.
The Spanish champions Real Madrid are 5 points clear at the top of the group. A win tonight will confirm their spot in the knockout stages.
On the other hand, Shakhtar Donetsk played good football in their last week’s visit to Madrid. They will be keen to return the favor tonight.
Shakhtar is 2nd in Group F with 4 points from three games – a 1-4 win against Salzburg and a 1-1 draw against Celtic before a 2-1 defeat against Real Madrid.
Team News and Lineup
Thibaut Courtois is still out due to a back injury and will miss this game. Lunin will start between the posts. Dani Ceballos will also miss out due to a hamstring.
Karim Benzema has returned from his injury. The French goal machine was rested in their 0-1 victory over Getafe in La Liga. He could play some minutes despite their league match against Barcelona on the weekend.
Carlo Ancelotti could rotate some players to get fresh legs for El Classico.
Probable XI (4-3-3): Lunin; Vazquez, Rudiger, Alaba, Mendy; Camavinga, Tchouameni, Kroos; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius
No fresh injuries for the Ukrainian side. Viktor Kornienko will remain sidelined. Shakhtar hasn’t played since their trip to Madrid. They could be gunning the same lineup.
Probable XI (4-1-4-1): Trubin; Taylor, Bondar, Matviyenko, Konoplya; Stepanenko; Shved, Bondarenko, Sudakov, Mudryk; Zubkov
Shakhtar Donetsk: 2 wins
Real Madrid: 5 wins
Donetsk vs Real Madrid Prediction
The 14-times Champions League winner Real Madrid is on a perfect record in the competition. They have won all three games so far and are 5 points clear at the top.
They will be keen to secure their next-round spot tonight with a win. However, Shakhtar Donetsk has enough firepower to cause an upset and it’s exactly what they will look for.
At the very least, Shakhtar will try to steal a point that can prove to be crucial in the later days in Group F.
Moreover, with the Barcelona clash on the horizon, Ancelotti will look to rotate his players. We predict the spoils will be shared between Shakhtar and Madrid. Shakhtar Donetsk 1-1 Real Madrid.
How Can I Stream Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid Live on TV and Online?
Fans in the UK can watch Real Madrid’s Champions League match live on TV via BT Sport 6. BT Sport subscribers can enjoy the live stream via the BT Sport website and app for free.
In the United States, fans can watch the match live on Paramount +. DAZN will broadcast in Canada.