Real Madrid’s home game against Shakhtar is a crucial one. Los Blancos must take care of business against the Ukrainian side given that their next two games in the Champions League Group Stage will decide the outcome of the group, with what will be a tough away match against Sheriff and Inter’s visit to the Bernabeu.
Karim Benzema is back with the team after having missed Madrid’s away match in Elche. The Frenchman will be in the starting lineup and his sole presence will surely increase Madrid’s chances to earn the three points. On the other hand, Rodrygo will miss the game with the hamstring injury he picked up against Elche, so Asensio will likely start unless Ancelotti decides to deploy Lucas Vazquez on the right side of the offensive line to help Carvajal.
Could the Italian coach make some more rotations like starting Camavinga to rest either Kroos or Modric? Could Hazard get a chance to start even if it means resting Vinicius?
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
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+, TUDN.com (USA), Fubo.TV (USA).
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