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The confirmed Real Madrid starting XI: Lucas Vazquez the one chosen

Real Madrid have the chance to go top of Group D in the Champions League if they pick up at least a point at home to Shakhtar Donetsk, with Sheriff hosting Inter in the later kick off on Wednesday. Los Blancos will be determined to ensure that they pick up six points from a possible six against Shakhtar, though, after beating the Ukrainian side 5-0 in Kyiv. Stay with us for the build-up to Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk and then updates from the match itself.

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk - Latest updates

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.

17:35 GMT: Benoit Bastien is the Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk referee

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.

17:20 GMT: Can Real Madrid fix their home form?

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.

17:00 GMT: The Shakhtar Donetsk line-up is out now too

We also have the Shakhtar Donetsk line-up for this Tuesday evening's Champions League match. The Ukranian outfit will start as follows: Trubin; Dodo, Marlon, Matvienko, Ismaily; Maycon, Stepanenko, Patrick; Tete, Mudryk, Fernando.

16:50 GMT: The confirmed Real Madrid starting XI

We have the confirmed starting line-up for Real Madrid, with Lucas Vazquez the one chosen to start in place of Rodyrgo. The confirmed line-up is as follows: Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Lucas Vazquez, Karim Benzema, Vinicius.

16:40 GMT: Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk preview

Real Madrid will be looking to continue from where they left off in Champions League Group D. Los Blancos defeated Shakhtar Donetsk 5-0 away in Kyiv last time out, and now host the Ukrainian giants at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday as they look to take a big step towards qualification to the knockout rounds.

The thrashing of Shakhtar last time out was the perfect response to the shock home defeat to Sheriff Tiraspol on Matchday 2, and Real Madrid will be aiming to pick up their points at the Bernabeu this Champions League campaign.

Real Madrid go into the game on the back of a hard fought 2-1 win away at Elche in LaLiga Santander, while Shakhtar cruised to a 4-1 home victory over Desna in the Ukrainian Premier League.

16:30 GMT: Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk: When does it start?

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League takes place slightly earlier than usual, scheduled for a 18:45 CET kick off on Wednesday, November 3. Viewers in the United Kingdom can tune in from 17:45 GMT, and those in the United States can watch from 13:45 ET or 10:45 PT.

16:10 GMT: Real Madrid vs Shakhtar predicted line-ups

Real Madrid's predicted line-up: Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Ferland Mendy, Eder Militao, David Alaba; Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric; Vinicus Junior, Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema.

Shakhtar Donetsk's predicted line-up: Andriy Pyatov; Dodo, Serhiy Kryvtsov, Marlon, Ismaily; Maycon, Taras Stepanenko, Marcos Antonio; Tete, Manor Solomon, Fernando.

16:00 GMT: Real Madrid vs Shakhtar: Where to watch it?

BT Sport hold the rights to Champions League coverage in the UK and, as such, Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk can be seen on BT Sport 1 or on the BT Sport app. In the United States, the game is on Paramount+ or TUDN USA.

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