Football Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid - Team News, Preview & where to watch

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid – Team News, Preview & where to watch

It’s another matchday as Real Madrid travel to Ukrain to face Shakhtar Donetsk at the Olympic Stadium in Kyiv. The first meeting between the two sides ended in favour of Shakhtar Donetsk after an impressive performance was enough to silence Zidane’s men.


Madrid’s last three couple matches excluding the crucial in at Inter Milan hasn’t been convincing. Loosing to Valencia before forcing a draw at Villarreal.

Read: Why The Los Merengues lost to Alaves

Recently, a shock loss against Alaves, which Zidane admitted he had nothing to say about the game.

Heavy injury woes as well some few goalkeeping errors have been the order of the day in recent times for the Los Merengues since Thibaut Courtois has no competitor at the club.


Team News

Eden Hazard has been ruled out of the game automatically after limping off the pitch during the game against Alaves on Saturday. 

He joins Dani Carvajal who was recently diagnosed with a muscular injury.

Ramos, Benzema, Valverde all remain sidelined.

See Real Madrid’s full squad for Shakhtar Donetsk clash on Tuesday

Match Preview

Shakhtar Donetsk’s defeated Madrid 3-2 last time the two teams met in the UEFA Champions League. However, they’ve failed to replicate the same form against other teams in the group.


Shakhtar Donetsk 1-1 Real Madrid

How to Watch the Game

TV3 Sport (Denmark), Super Sport Africa, BT Sports

Ibiye Ambille
Ibiye Ambille
Ibiye Ambille is a senior editor at Interesting Football, specializing in news reporting and analysis. Love's football, follows the game with passion.
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