After suffering the first league puncture this season, which took them away from the lead, Real Madrid will try to regain victory this Wednesday, October 5, in the match on matchday three of the Champions League group stage, which they will play against Shakhtar Donetsk at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
The match between the whites and the Ukrainian team will be played at 9:00 p.m. and will be seen on Movistar Liga de Campeones, in addition to being able to follow minute by minute through the La Vanguardia website.
Real Madrid: Lunin; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy or Nacho; Tchouaméni, Fede Valverde, Kroos; Rodrygo, Vinicius and Benzema
Shakhtar Donetsk: Trubin; Taylor o Mykhailichenko, Matvienko, Bondar, Konoplya; Stepanenko, Sudakov, Bondarenko, Zubkov, Mudryk; Shved o Sikan.
Carlo Ancelotti's pupils counted all their games for victories until last Sunday Osasuna scratched them a draw against the odds (1-1). Kike García's goal, which led to a draw in the match played at the Bernabeu, separated Madrid from first place in the Santander League in favor of Barça, the leader by goal difference.
In the Champions League, on the other hand, the madridistas are leaders of Group F after winning the first two games, away against Celtic Glasgow in the European premiere this season (0-3) and at home against Red Bull Leipzig (2 -0) in the last day. In both meetings the 'merengues' suffered at the beginning, but in the end they were more effective in front of goal.
With a victory against the Ukrainians, Madrid would leave the pass to the round of 16 seen for judgment, but a defeat would take away the lead, which would go to Shakhtar Donetsk, now second with four points to six of the defending champion. In any case, a victory for Igor Jovicevic's players would be a great surprise, although it would not be the first.
Last season, Madrid also faced Shakhtar in the first phase and won both games (2-1 and 0-5), but in the 2020-21 season, again in the group phase, the Ukrainians won the two games against the whites, at the Valdebebas Sports City (2-3) and at the Kyiv Olympic Stadium (2-0).
Check all the results of the Champions League.