Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk: times, TV and how to watch online
Here's all the information on how and where to watch the UCL match between Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium on Wednesday.
Real Madrid will try to keep pushing for Champions League Group D top spot when they host Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.
Los Blancos are confident going into the match, as they have had some good results lately in LaLiga – where they recently beat arch rivals Barcelona at Camp Nou. They are sitting second in the standings with 24 points, one behind leaders Real Sociedad, who have played one more game.
It’s expected to be an entertaining match, as in their last five meetings there have been 23 goals, which means an average of 4.6 goals per game. Their last showdown finished with a 0-5 trashing for Carlo Ancelotti’s men in Kyiv.
Probably Madrid’s most disappointing result as of late is the goalless draw against Osasuna in midweek at the Bernabéu, but they got back to winning ways by beating Elche away (1-2) on Saturday.
Madrid want top spot but need to improve at home
The 13-time European champions, who have recorded three victories and a draw in their last four matches across all competitions, are in second position in Group D, tied with Sheriff Tiraspol with six points, while Inter Milan have three points and the Ukrainians only one.
The Spanish giants will try to avoid another embarrassing defeat after their 1-2 loss to Sheriff in September and the Bernabéu atmosphere will once again be player number 12 for the hosts in tomorrow’s European night.
However, the stats say that Madrid have failed to win each of their last three home games and have lost three of their last eight home matches in the group stage of the Champions League, including last season's 3-2 defeat against Shakhtar.
Victory in midweek could see Real Madrid climb to the top of Group D, if Sheriff draw or lose against Inter in a group where all four teams can still make it to the round of 16.
Will Shakhtar finally score?
Meanwhile, Shakhtar are one of three teams in this year's competition – along with Dynamo Kiev and Malmö – who are yet to score. Their last strike in the competition was in fact away against Real Madrid last season.
Roberto De Zerbi needs to somehow transfer Shakhtar's domestic form – where they sit second with 32 points, three less than Dynamo Kyiv – over to their Champions League campaign as soon as possible if they want to progress into the knockout stages.
What time does Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk kick off?
The Champions League soccer game between Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk will kick off at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, Madrid, on Wednesday 3 November 2021 at 1:45 pm US (ET) and 10:45 am US (PT).
That’s 6:45 pm CET and 5:45 pm UK time.
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Where can I watch Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk in the US and UK?
In the US and UK, the following television channels and online services will be broadcasting Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk:
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