Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | UCL 2022-23

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Real Madrid will continue the defence of their UEFA Champions League title this Tuesday when they travel to Warsaw to face Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk.

Venue: Stadion Wojska Polskiego (Warsaw) 

Key Statistics

Shakhtar Donetsk are unbeaten in their last seven competitive games as the hosts (W5, D3).

The hosts have lost just one of their last eight competitive games (W4, D2).

Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last 15 competitive games (W13, D2).

The visitors have won their last seven away games.

They are unbeaten in their last eight away games (W7, D1).

Head to head

Real Madrid have won five out of the seven previous meetings between both sides (L2).

Latest performances in all competitions

Shakhtar: L-W-L-D-W

Real Madrid: W-W-D-W-W 

Shakhtar Donetsk 

Shakhtar will look to get back to winning ways when they welcome Real Madrid to their temporary home stadium, which is the Stadion Wojska Polskiego in Poland.

The Ukrainian side who are having to play their home fixture in Poland due to the conflict in their home country were beaten by 2-1 Madrid last week. The result was their first loss in the UCL group stage this season (W1, D1).

As a result, they come into this tie sitting in second place, two points behind Real Madrid. 

With RB Leipzig still struggling, the hosts have the chance to qualify for the next round of the UCL but must put up a better performance in this game to guarantee that they go into their next game with their future in their hands.

Possible Shakhtar Donetsk starting line-up

Anatolii Trubin; Lucas Taylor, Mykola Mativiyenko, Valeriy Bondar, Yukhym Konoplia; Marian Shved, Artem Bondarenko, Taras Stepanenko, Georgiv Sudakov, Mykhaylo Mudryk; Oleksandr Zubkov. 

Injured: None 

Doubtful: None 

Suspended: None 

Real Madrid 

Real Madrid made it 13 wins in 15 games this season when they beat Getafe 1-0 last time out.

The result kept them closely behind table-toppers Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga.

In the UCL, they have enjoyed a perfect start, winning all three of their group games while scoring seven times and conceding only one goal.

Should they win this game, they will secure passage to the next round of the UCL. Given that they are currently on a run of seven consecutive wins away from home, they will fancy their chances of recording another win in this game.

Possible Real Madrid starting line-up

Andriy Lunin; Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Toni Kroos, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni; Vinicius Junior, Federico Valverde, Karim Benzema.

Injured: Daniel Ceballos, Thibaut Courtois

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None.


Shakhtar 1-3 Real Madrid