Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid: times, TV and how to watch online
All the info you need to know on how and where to watch the Shakhtar Donetsk v Real Madrid UCL match at the Olimpiyskyi National Sports Complex on Tuesday.
Real Madrid will try to grab the three points in the Champions League when they face Shakhtar Donetsk in Kyiv in a match that could prove decisive for Los Blancos in their fight to top Group D.
The Spanish giants, who last year were defeated by the Ukrainian side in their two group stage matches, are second, with three points from two matches, while Shakhtar are sitting fourth with only one point.
Shakhtar opened their Group D campaign with a 2-0 defeat to surprising Sheriff Tiraspol, but they took a point at home against Inter Milan.
Roberto De Zerbi's team urgently need a good result to stand a chance of advancing to the next round, but this time they will have to play their next two matches against Real and after that against Inter, so they will have to show their best version in the upcoming matches.
Shakhtar could make history
Shakhtar, second in the Ukrainian league, thrashed Zorya 6-1 last Friday. They are three points behind leaders Dinamo Kyiv after 11 games.
The hosts have only won four of their last 21 matches in this competition and have only won five games from their last 17 home European fixtures. However, they could become the fifth team in history to beat Real Madrid three consecutive times in European competitions after Bayern, Liverpool, Ajax and Juventus.
Real want to bounce back
Meanwhile, Real Madrid will try to bounce back after suffering a 2-1 defeat at Espanyol before the international break, as their fixture with Athletic Bilbao, which was scheduled for this weekend, was postponed due to the South American World Cup qualifiers.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men also tasted defeat in their last Champions League game, as they were surprisingly beaten 2-1 by Sheriff in one of the biggest upsets in recent times. Real Madrid are second in the group, three points behind Sheriff but two ahead of Inter and Shakhtar.
Real, who are facing arch rivals FC Barcelona next in LaLiga, have finished second in their section three times in the last five seasons.
What time does Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid kick off?
The Champions League soccer match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Madrid will kick off at the Olimpiyskyi National Sports Complex, Kyiv, on Tuesday 19 October 2021 at 3:00 pm US (EDT) and 12:00 pm US (PDT).
That’s 9:00 pm CEST and 8:00 pm UK time.
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Where can I watch Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid in the US and UK?
In the US and UK, the following television channels and online services will be broadcasting Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid:
US: Paramount+, TUDN.com, TUDN App, TUDNxtra.
UK: BT Sport ESPN, BT Sport App, BTSport.com.
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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid: live AS English coverage
You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid right here at AS English. We'll be building up to the game from about an hour ahead of kick-off, before taking you through the action as it unfolds.