clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Real Madrid announce squad for Champions League match against Shakhtar

Benzema is back.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Real Madrid Training Session Photo by Helios de la Rubia/Real Madrid via Getty Images

Real Madrid have published their squad list for Wednesday’s clash against Shakhtar in the 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League Group Stage.


Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin and Fuidias.

Defenders: Carvajal, E. Militão, Alaba, Vallejo, Nacho, Marcelo, F. Mendy and Miguel.

Midfielders: Kroos, Modrić, Casemiro, Lucas V., Isco, Camavinga and Blanco.

Attackers: Hazard, Benzema, Asensio, Jović and Vini Jr.

As expected, Karim Benzema is back with the team after missing the team’s last match against Elche. On the other hand, both Mariano and Rodrygo, who started on Saturday, are out of the list and won’t be available.

Marco Asensio will likely be the player replacing Rodrygo on the right side of the team’s offensive line, with Vinicius and Benzema leading the offense. However, Ancelotti could also start Lucas Vazquez on the right wing with Carvajal returning to the right-back spot.

This should be a manageable game for Los Blancos, but the same was said when they hosted Sheriff Tiraspol last month, so Ancelotti’s men will have to take care of business and earn the three points.


Date: 11/03/2021

Time: 18:45 CET (local time), 01:45pm EST.

Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

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

Available Streaming: Paramount+, (USA), Fubo.TV (USA).

Managing Madrid has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Managing Madrid Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Real Madrid news from Managing Madrid