Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk open play in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday in the Spanish capital, when they meet at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano.
Real Madrid is the most successful club in the history of the competition, with 13 titles to its name, and it's won four of the last seven–including three straight under manager Zinedine Zidane from 2016-2018.
Inter Milan and Borussia Monchengladbach are the other clubs in the group.
How to watch:
Time: 12:55 p.m. ET
TV: TUDN, UniMas
Real Madrid XI: Courtois, Mendy, Militao, Varane, Marcelo, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, Asensio, Rodrygo, Jovic
Shakhtar Donetsk XI: Trubin; Dodo, Khocholava, Bondar, Korniienko; Marlos, Maycon, Tete, Marcos Antonio, Solomon; Dentinho.
Real Madrid is coming off a surprise 1-0 home defeat to Cadiz in La Liga and will be looking to bounce back against a Shakhtar Donetsk team that is the highest-scoring side in Ukraine's top flight through six games (15 goals). If caught looking ahead to this weekend's Clasico vs. rival Barcelona, Real Madrid could find itself in an unusual fight to go through to the knockout stage.
Real Madrid is without the services of captain Sergio Ramos, who is injured. Eder Militao steps in to partner with Raphael Varane in the heart of the defense. Eden Hazard remains out injured, with the Belgian yet to find his footing consistently in the Spanish capital, while midfielder Martin Odegaard is also said to be unavailable for selection.
Shakhtar Donetsk is also considerably shorthanded, with star forward Junior Moraes recently testing positive for the coronavirus while on international duty.