Real Madrid will play at home with Shakhtar Donetsk in the 3rd round of the Champions League group stage. The match will take place on October 5, starting at 19:00 GMT.
Champions League 2022-23
The team from Spain scored the maximum 6 points in two rounds of the Champions League. And the team has not yet conceded a single goal.
Real Madrid lost points in their last league game. As part of the Examples, they could not defeat Osasuna at home, having played in a draw (1-1).
The team before this has several injured players: Luka Modric, Lucas Vazquez and goalkeeper Thibault Courtois.
But the team has very good attacking players who are able to score and bring success to the club.
The Donetsk club has changed a lot lately. Now the basis of the team is not the usual Brazilians, but young Ukrainians.
In the last round of the group stage of the Champions League, Shakhtar Donetsk played a draw with Celtic (1-1). Moreover, the club is now the main pursuer of Real Madrid.
As you know, after two rounds of the Champions League, the team from Ukraine scored 4 points. In the first round, Leipzig unexpectedly won away with a score (4-1).
In their championship, the team gave a brilliant match. Before the meeting with Real Madrid, the guests defeated Metalist (1-6).
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Players to watch
Karim Benzema scored both goals in this semi-final last season, with nine of his 15 Champions League goals last season coming at the hour mark.
Also dangerous at the end of the game is Lassina Traore, who scored after 70 minutes in Shakhtar’s last two away games. A football player can help his team succeed.
Head to Head
Real Madrid are playing well against Shakhtar Donetsk and have won four of the six matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Shakhtar’s two victories.
Both games against their Ukrainian rivals in the 2020-21 season were won by the Spanish club. As you know, both clubs meet for the third year in a row between themselves.
Real Madrid form guide: D–W–W–W–W
Shakhtar Donetsk form guide: W–L–D–W–W
We go again! 😀#UCL
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) October 5, 2022
|Real Madrid win 1.22
|Shakhtar Donetsk win 10.00
Real Madrid have an impressive squad at their disposal and will need to bounce back from a bad game against Osasuna. Karim Benzema missed a penalty at the weekend and looks set to show his best form this match.
Shakhtar Donetsk can strike in their day and will need to play to their limits to deal with the Spanish club. Real Madrid are the best team at the moment and they should win this game.
Prediction for this match: Handicap for Shakhtar Donetsk (+1.5).
- Both will score – yes.