Predicted Real Madrid XI vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Real Madrid travel to Warsaw to play Shakhtar Donetsk at the Marshall Józef Piłsudski’s Municipal Stadium this evening in the fourth round of the Champions League group stages, with kick-off scheduled at 9pm local time.

Carlo Ancelotti is expected to rotate his team around and rest some of his key players before El Clásico on the weekend. Nonetheless, as communicated yesterday, the Italian coach confirmed in his pre-match press conference that Karim Benzema will start against their Ukrainian opposition.

Lucas Vázquez, who was also present at the press conference, will most likely get the nod ahead of Dani Carvajal and make his first appearance since coming back from injury.

Predicted Real Madrid lineup against against Shakhtar Donetsk

Marca predict that Ancelotti will field the following starting XI against Shakhtar Donetsk: Andriy Lunin – Lucas Vázquez, Antonio Rüdiger, Nacho Fernández, Ferland Mendy – Eduardo Camavinga, Toni Kroos, Luka Modrić – Rodrygo, Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio.


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