atchday 5 of the Champions League season has arrived, with plenty left to play for across Groups A to H.
5:55pm | Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid, Lokomotiv Moscow vs RB Salzburg
8:00pm | Liverpool vs Ajax, Porto vs Man City, Borussia Monchengladbach vs Inter Milan, Marseille vs Olympiacos, Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich, Atalanta vs Midtjylland
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Shakhtar vs Real Madrid lineups
Shakhtar XI: Trubin, Dodo, Vitao, Bondar, Matviyenko,Kovalenko, Stepanenko, Tete, Marlos, Taison, Moraes
Subs: Shevchenko, Marcos Antonio, Dentinho, Solomon, Alan Patrick, Maycon, Marquinhos Cipriano, Pyatov, Bolbat, Sudakov, Fernando
Real XI: Courtois, Lucas, Nacho, Varane, Mendy, Modric, Kroos, Rodrygo, Odegaard, Asensio, Benzema
Subs: Eder Militao, Marcelo, Lunin, Casemiro, Vinicius Junior, Isco, Mariano, Altube, Arribas, Chust
5:55pm | Shakhtar vs Real Madrid
Zinedine Zidane’s Los Blancos are struggling, having lost two of their last four games – including a shock 2-1 home setback against Alaves on Saturday.
That marked Real’s second LaLiga home defeat of the campaign, and Joselu – who scored Alaves’ second of the game at the weekend – told Standard Sport before the match that Real playing at an empty Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano rather than a Bernabeu full of passionate fans could be having an impact.
“Their fans are always supporting them… as a visiting team… it’s always more difficult apart from the fact there is great impact, there’s 90,000 people putting pressure on you.
“It’s not the same being a visiting team at the Di Stefano as it would be [at the Bernabeu].
“They’re probably affected more than we are.”
Luckily for Zidane, Real are away to Shakhtar this evening, and the Real legend will want a response from his side.
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