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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid betting tips: Champions League preview, predictions and odds

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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid

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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid

October 11, 2022

8:00 pm BST

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Match preview

Will Real Madrid’s 100% start to this Champions League campaign continue?

Last mid-week, los Blancos beat Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 at the Bernabéu, with Brazilian duo Rodrygo and Vinícius Júnior on target.

Oleksandr Zubkov’s volley did give the Ukrainian champions hope, but the game was far more one-sided than the scoreline would suggest.

In all competitions, Carlo Ancelotti’s team have played 12 matches this season, winning 11 and drawing the other.

The reigning champions are five points clear at the top of Group F, having won 3-0 at Celtic Park and beaten RB Leipzig 2-0 in September.

On Saturday night, Éder Militão downed Getafe at the Coliseum, meaning Barça and Real are joint-top of La Liga ahead of Sunday’s Clásico.

In this competition, another victory for Real Madrid could sew up top spot with two games to go.

Shakhtar Donetsk meantime occupy second spot, aiming to reach the Champions League knockout phase for the fifth time, most recently achieving this in 2017/18.

Igor Jovićević's demolished Leipzig 4-1 in Germany last month, before holding Celtic to a 1-1 draw in Warsaw the following week.

Wonder-kid Mykhaylo Mudryk on target in both fixtures.

Given the on-going Russian invasion, this game will be played in Poland’s capital, and it’s remarkable Shakhtar are able to compete at this level.

Will Real Madrid be simply too strong at Stadion Wojska Polskiego?

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