Shakhtar vs Real Madrid: preview

On Matchday 5 of the Champions League group stage, Shakhtar will face Real Madrid. We bring you the preview of the match.

25 November, Lviv, Arena Lviv, 21:45
Live broadcast on Ukraina and Futbol 2 channels


Real Madrid have already progressed to the Champions League knockout stage. The Madrid team are topping the table, 3 points above PSG. After suffering defeats at the hands of Sevilla and Barcelona in the Spanish league, Real Madrid are under public pressure. However, this factor may become extra motivation for Rafael Benitez’s team.

Before match

Earlier we published the list of Real Madrid players, who arrived in Lviv. Sergio Ramos and Marcelo will miss the game due to injuries. As for Shakhtar, Darijo Srna and Oleksandr Kucher will miss the match due to suspension.

Shakhtar are 4 points behind PSG, and they need to bear Real Madrid to still have chances to advance to the last-16. In this case the result of PSG’s game in the match against Malmo will be also important.


Referee of the match - Neyheys Bas (Netherlands)
Assistant referees - Rob van de Ven, Charles Shaap (both - Netherlands)
Additional assistant referees - Kevin Blom, Peter Janssen (both - Netherlands)
Fourth official - Hessel Steegstra (Netherlands)
Referee observer - Peter Freydfeldt (Sweden)

Previous match

September 15, 2015. 1st round

Real Madrid 4-0 Shakhtar

Goals: 1:0 Benzema (30), 2:0 Ronaldo (55 pen.), 3:0 Ronaldo (63 pen.), 4:0 Ronaldo (81)

Shakhtar: Pyatov, Srna (c), Kucher, Rakitskiy, Azevedo, Stepanenko, Fred, Teixeira, Taison (Malyshev, 67), Marlos (Kovalenko, 74), Gladkyy (Bernard, 82)

Booked: Stepanenko (32), Srna (54), Kucher (75), Malyshev (80)

Removal: Stepanenko (50, second booking)