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The shock result in the last Champions League matchday was Real Madrid's defeat at home to Sheriff, so Carlo Ancelotti's side will be determined to get back on track when they take on Shakhtar Donetsk in Kyiv tonight. It is worth remembering that Shakhtar managed to beat Real Madrid home and away in the group stage last season. Stay with us for build-up to Shakhtar vs Real Madrid and then updates from the match itself.

Shakhtar 0-1 Real Madrid LIVE - Latest Updates

This, then, is the start of our Shakhtar vs Real Madrid live blog, with our updates from this Champions League night following on from here. As always, the entries nearest the top are the most recent ones.

Minute 41: Benzema stings Trubin's hands

Real Madrid's corner fell to the edge of the box and Benzema was there to send a terrific half-volley towards goal, but Trubin was able to palm it away.


Lucas Vazquez's cross into the direction of Karim Benzema was turned beyond his own goalkeeper by Sergiy Kryvtsov. An embarrassing own goal for the Shakhtar captain. Shakhtar 0-1 Real Madrid.

Minute 15: Real Madrid struggling to score

Real Madrid have not been able to find a breakthrough just yet, with Shakhtar defending well as a unit.

Minute 5: Shakhtar looking confident

The Shakhtar players do not seem to be overawed by the occasion and are taking the game to Real Madrid. Perhaps it is because they beat Los Blancos home and away last season.

20:00 BST: Kick-off!

Shakhtar have got the ball rolling here in Kyiv. Stay with us for updates from Shakhtar vs Real Madrid.

19:30 BST: Real Madrid support in Kyiv

There might be quite a distance between Madrid and Kyiv, but there is still a sizeable support for Los Blancos in the crowd tonight.

19:00 BST: Shakhtar's XI is announced

Shakhtar's starting line-up (4-4-2): Anatoliy Trubin; Dodo, Marlon Santos, Serhiy Kryvtsov, Ismaily; Tete, Maycon, Alan Patrick, Manor Solomon; Fernando, Pedrinho.

18:45 BST: Real Madrid's XI is here

Carlo Ancelotti has thrown Ferland Mendy straight into the line-up, while he has also opted for the tried-and-trusted midfield trio of Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.

Real Madrid's starting line-up (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Lucas Vazquez, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Luka Modric; Rodrygo Goes, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.

18:30 BST: Real Madrid heading to the stadium

The Real Madrid players and coaching staff have now left their hotel and are on their way to the Olympic Stadium in Moscow.

18:00 BST: Real Madrid's memories of Kyiv

Back in 2018, Real Madrid lifted their 13th Champions League trophy in the city of Kyiv after beating Liverpool 3-1 in the final, with Gareth Bale grabbing two off the bench.

17:30 BST: Real Madrid's away record

Surprisingly, Real Madrid have not won their first two away matches in the Champions League since the 2014/15 season, so they will be keen to build on their win at Inter when they take on Shakhtar tonight.

17:00 BST: Shakhtar vs Real Madrid preview

Real Madrid started the Champions League group stage perfectly with a 1-0 away win over Inter, yet the shock home defeat to Sheriff Tiraspol last time out means that a positive result at Shakhtar Donetsk is paramount.

Los Blancos know all about their Ukrainian opponents, having met with them in last year's group stage and suffered defeat both home and away. Carlo Ancelotti's men are therefore well aware that they cannot take Shakhtar lightly, and the recent loss to Sheriff was further reminder that nothing is a given in this competition.

In terms of team news, Eden Hazard is back in training but is not able to travel with the team, while Gareth Bale, Dani Carvajal, Dani Ceballos and Isco are still far from being available. That means that they will be dependent on Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior to carry them through at a tough ground.

Shakhtar are looking for their third straight win over Real Madrid, although they will have to attempt that without long-term absentees Lassina Traore and Junior Moraes.

Real Madrid are second in the group with three points, with Sheriff above them on six. Shakhtar, meanwhile, are yet to win, with just one draw from their opening two games leaving them joint bottom with Inter.

Shakhtar vs Real Madrid predicted line-ups

Shakhtar's predicted line-up (4-1-4-1): Andriy Pyatov; Dodo, Marlon Santos, Mykola Matviyenko, Ismaily; Taras Stepanenko; Pedrinho, Maycon, Alan Patrick, Manor Solomon; Fernando.

Real Madrid's predicted line-up (4-4-2): Thibaut Courtois; Lucas Vazquez, Eder Militao, Nacho Fernadez, David Alaba; Casemiro, Luka Modric, Fede Valverde, Toni Kroos; Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema.

Shakhtar vs Real Madrid: When does it start?

The game takes place on Tuesday night and, as with most Champions League group stage matches, it kicks off at 21:00 CEST. For those living in the USA you can tune in at 15:00ET/12:00PT, and for those living in the UK, you can watch the match at 20:00 BST.

Shakhtar vs Real Madrid: Where to watch it?

The Champions League clash between Shakhtar and Real Madrid will take place at the Stadion NSK Olimpiyskiy in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on Tuesday, October 19. For those living in the USA, you can watch the game live on Paramount+ and TUDN and for those living in the UK, the match will be broadcast live on BT Sport.

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