Reigning champion Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk will take each other on in the UEFA Champions League group F fixture at the Santiago Burnabeu in Madrid.
Real, which has won all of its six previous group stage matches in the Champions League, will look to continue its blistering form.
Meanwhile Shakhtar, which is coming from a gruelling 1-1 draw against Celtic in its previous UCL game, will hope for a morale boosting win against the La Liga giant.
The Los Blancos have the upper hand in head-to-head, winning four out of the six matches against Shakhtar. Its most recent was a 2-1 win in last season’s UCL group stage, where Benzema put on a five-star performance with a brace.
Carlo Ancelotti provided an update on the injuries of his players, revealing that Thibaut Courtois and Dani Ceballos were sidelined with injuries and Luka Modric was back to the training ground but could be left out of the squad.
Where to watch the UEFA Champions League match between Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk?
The UEFA Champions League match between Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk will be live telecast on the Sony sports network and can be live streamed on Sony LIV.
When does Real Madrid play Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League?
The UEFA Champions League match between Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk will start at 12:30am IST on Thursday.
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