Confirmed: Real Madrid lineup v Shakhtar Donetsk

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale both start for Real Madrid against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League this evening…

Real Madrid will be looking to kick off their 2015-16 Champions League campaign with victory over Shakhtar Donetsk at home in Group A this evening.

The Spanish giants will head into the game at the Santiago Bernabeu with confidence, having defeated Espanyol 6-0 away from home in La Liga on Saturday afternoon.

Portugal international forward Cristiano Ronaldo was the star of the show at Estadi Cornella-El Prat in Barcelona, scoring as many as five goals in the contest.

Madrid will be huge favourites to win against Shakhtar this evening, and the Bernabeu faithful will be hoping for a lot of goals.

Rafael Benitez’s side will start the 2015-16 Champions League campaign as one of the favourites to win the competition.

Los Blancos won the prestigious European competition in 2014, but last season they failed to progress beyond the semi-final stage.

This is how Madrid will line up against Romanian giants Shakhtar at the Bernabeu this evening:

Real Madrid XI: Navas, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric; Ronaldo, Isco, Bale; Benzema

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