Real Madrid will have the support of their fans for this game, but they haven’t had great home form of late. After scoring 11 goals and producing wins in their first two matches back at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, they then lost one and drew two of the next, only scoring one penalty across those three games. They’ll look to bounce back against Shakhtar Donetsk tonight.
The man in the middle for this one will be French referee Benoit Bastien. He has refereed both clubs once before, back in 2017/18 on both occasions. He was in charge for a 3-0 Real Madrid win over APOEL and a 2-1 Shakhtar victory against Manchester City.
This is the start of our Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk live blog, with our updates from this Champions League group-stage game following on from here. As always, the entries nearest the top are the most recent ones.
Lucas Vázquez and Modric play a double one-two, before the Croat finds himself inside the box. He strikes at hip height and Trubin dives to his right to keep it at 0-0 but Madrid could be ahead.
Real Madrid are wearing their traditional white kit and play from left to right in the first half. Shakhtar are wearing orange shirts, black shorts and orange socks.
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