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is Real Madrid vs Shakhtar on TV? Channel, live stream and team news

Alfie Culshaw

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is Real Madrid vs Shakhtar on TV? Channel, live stream and team news

Real Madrid host Shakhtar Donetsk tonight at the Bernabeu as they look to build on their opening two wins in Group F of the Champions League.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side top the group after two matchdays, having eased past Celtic in early September, before requiring two late goals to beat RB Leipzig last time out.

Los Blancos also sit joint top of La Liga with rivals Barcelona, having accumulated 19 points from a possible 21 thus far.

However, they come into tonight’s game off the back of a frustrating draw against 10-man Osasuna at the weekend.

Vinicius Junior’s long range effort wasn’t enough to see off the Pamplona-based side as Kike Garcia equalised just after the break.

As for Shakhtar, they come into this game in excellent form, having thrashed Metalist Kharkiv 6-1 at the weekend. 

The victory saw Igor Jovicevic’s side retain their place at the top of the Ukrainian Premier League, one point clear of SC Dnipro-1 after five games.

Emerging star Mykhaylo Mudryk, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal, has begun the Donetsk team’s Champions League campaign in electric form, having scored against both Leipzig and Celtic thus far.

Here’s everything you need to know about Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk.

is Real Madrid vs Shakhtar on TV? Channel and live stream

This game will be available to watch on BT Sport 6HD and can be streamed on the BT Sport app..

Fans will also be able to find highlights of the game on the BT Sport YouTube channel.

What time does Real Madrid vs Shakhtar kick off?

Shakhtar’s encounter with the Champions League holders kicks off at 8pm (BST) at the Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid.

Real Madrid Team News

Ancelotti could be without his number one in between the sticks, with Thibaut Courtois a major doubt with a back issue, meaning Andriy Lunin is expected to retain his place from the weekend.

Luka Modric has returned to training following a hip injury that saw him sidelined against Osasuna, and is expected to be involved in this one in some capacity.

Lucas Vasquez remains absent with a groin problem, while Eduardo Camavinga is expected to be fit despite missing Monday’s training session.

Shakhtar Donetsk Team News

Jovicevic has the majority of his squad available to him, although Viktor Kornienko remains a long-term absentee with a knee injury.

Aside from Kornienko, Shakhtar have no fitness concerns, although they are expected to make a few changes, with Lucas Taylor and Marian Shved likely to return to the side.

The highly-rated Mudryk will start off the left of a front three for the Ukrainian outfit. 



Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Champions League

Alfie Culshaw
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