Real Madrid will locks horns with Shakhtar Donetsk as they welcome them to Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night. Los Blancos come into the match on the back of a frustrating 1-1 draw against Osasuna in La Liga last weekend but they will be bidding to make it three straight wins in Group F of the UEFA Champions League while Shakhtar have acquired four points from their last two UCL fixtures to sit right below the defending champions.
Real Madrid Vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Talking Tactics
Carlo Ancelotti will opt for the 4-3-3 formation and is expected to make a few changes to his first XI for this game. Eduardo Camavinga, Eder Militao and Federico Valverde will all get the chance to impress from the start in this European contest while Andry Lunin continues in goal.
Igor Jovicevic could set his team up in a 4-1-4-1 formation and could make a couple of changes to the playing XI with Lucas Taylor and Marian Shved set to come back in while Danylo Sikan leads the charge up top.
The European champions will remain without the services of Lucas Vasquez due to a groin problem. Meanwhile, Luka Modric is said to be back in training after recovering from a hip problem but he will be taking a spot on the bench. Furthermore, Thibaut Courtois remains a major doubt due to a back problem, so Andry Lunin might make another start.
Real Madrid Predicted XI
Lunin; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Valverde, Tchouameni, Kroos; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius
Victor Kornienko remains a long-term absentee for the visitors due to a serious knee injury but otherwise, they are in good shape. The rest of the team is fit and available for selection for this away encounter.
Shakhtar Donetsk Predicted XI
Trubin; Taylor, Bondar, Matviyenko, Konoplya; Shved, Bondarenko, Stepanenko, Sudakov, Mudryk; Sikan
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