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CONFIRMED lineups: Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid, 2020 Champions League

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No Casemiro for Madrid as Benzema returns to the XI.

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Real Madrid have published their starting lineup for the upcoming match against Shakhtar in the UEFA Champions League Group Stage.

Real Madrid starting XI: Courtois, Vazquez, Nacho, Varane, Mendy, Kroos, Modric, Odegaard, Asensio, Rodrygo, Benzema.

Shakhtar starting XI (TBC): Pyatov, Dodo, Bondar, Matvienko, Cipriano, Antonio, Maycon, Marlos, Tete, Solomon, Moraes.

A somewhat surprising lineup from Real Madrid as Casemiro doesn’t feature in the XI. Kroos, Modric and Odegaard start in the midfield with Asensio, Rodrygo and Benzema leading Real Madrid’s offense upfront. A crucial game for Madrid, who definitely have the tools to create and finish plays.

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Date: 12/01/2020

Time: 18:55 CET (local time), 12:55pm EST.

Venue: Kyiv Olympic Stadium, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Available TV: TUDN (USA), Movistar Liga Campeones (Spain)

Available Streaming: TUDN.com (USA), Fubo.TV (USA).

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