Match Today: Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk 11-10-2022 UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid meet Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday, hoping to continue their impressive start to the season.
Real Madrid enters the match against Shakhtar Donetsk after narrowly beating Getafe in the La Liga and they will be full of confidence and momentum at the moment. On the other hand, the weekend match at the home team has been postponed, and the players will be comfortable and eager to play this match.
Their last game was against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu and the Spanish giants won 2-1. The Ukrainian team will imagine their chances of getting something out of Tuesday's match, especially in front of their fans. Real Madrid are currently top of Group F with nine points from three games.
A win here would confirm their place in the competition's playoffs. Shakhtar are second in their group with four points from three matches. Leipzig is breathing from their necks in third place and the host cannot afford to slip.
Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk
While Shakhtar Donetsk would be without the services of Viktor Kornienko otherwise Igor Jovicevich has a fully prepared squad to choose from against Real Madrid.
The Ukrainian team will likely continue their usual 4-1-4-1 setup and they will be looking to attack Real Madrid Shakhtar would not prefer to back down and absorb the pressure and this could be an open competition with a few OK chances for both sides.
Anatoly Tropin is set to start in goal Lucas Taylor and Jokim Konoplia should continue at full-back Expected to contain the likes of Vinicius Junior and Federico Valverde and provide some much-needed supply going forward Valery Bondar and Mykola Matvienko are likely to team up at the heart of the defence. Shakhtar.
Shakhtar will look to use their vast options to create trouble for Real Madrid as they are blessed with two great wingers, Marian Sheved and Mikhailo Modric. Both players have been fantastic this season and their performances have attracted a lot of attention in the Champions League.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid
Real Madrid have won their last five Champions League matches Real Madrid have won their last three matches against Shakhtar Donetsk in all competitions.
Real Madrid have scored at least two goals in six of their last seven matches against Shakhtar Donetsk in all competitions. Real Madrid have scored at least two goals in five of their last six Champions League matches. Shakhtar Donetsk failed to win nine matches out of 1 in the Champions League.
Carlo Ancelotti was without Thibaut Courtois and Dani Ceballos against Getafe, both players to miss the game as well. -3 here.
Andre Lunin deployed as goalkeeper in the absence of Courtois against Getafe Dani Carvajal will retain his place as right-back Ferland Mendy is expected to play as left-back after resting in the previous game Eder Militao made an exceptional display against Getafe and is likely to start here alongside with Antonio Rudiger.