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This Wednesday, Real Madrid receive the Shakhtar Donetsk in the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium (6:55 p.m.). The white team comes from losing their match League last weekend before him Cadiz, precisely as a local, but faces an exciting season in the Champions League with the aim of adding their first three points against the Ukrainian team.
This is not the first time that Real Madrid has faced a team of Ukraine in continental competition. Dynamo Kiev, Shakhtar Donetsk and Chernomorets Odessa they have been your rivals throughout history. Now it’s time to remember that none of them managed to win the merengue team at home.
The white club’s balance at home against Ukrainian teams is five wins and two draws. Dinamo has been the rival that meringues have faced the most times in the Champions League and those of Kiev they have fallen three times and have signed those two draws.
The other two Real Madrid victories came against Chernomorets Odessa, in a match corresponding to the UEFA Cup from the 1985/1986 season. Then the whites won 2-1. Against Shakhtar Donetsk, in the group stage of the 2015/2016 campaign, the Merengue team won in the Santiago Bernabeu 4-0.
That duel before the set of Donetsk It is the only precedent between the Ukrainian team and Real Madrid in European competition at home. The story invites optimism, although the games played by those of Zinedine Zidane have left some doubts among the fans.
Play at Di Stéfano
This will be the first game that Real Madrid plays in the Di Stéfano of the Champions League. This is so because due to the fact that the public still cannot attend the Santiago Bernabéu. The Concha Espina club decided to continue with the works of the white temple until the fans can return to the field.
The facilities of the Alfredo Di Stéfano and the Real Madrid City they are perfectly suited to host first team matches, also in the Champions League. The lighting was adapted with led technology for the 4K TV broadcast and they also have what is necessary for the WHERE.
When there was talk of changing ‘home’, Zidane said that there was no problem with leaving the Santiago Bernabéu momentarily and going on to play their home games at Di Stéfano: “It’s our stadium at the end. We have a habit of playing in the Bernabéu but we adapt to what we have to do, so we are delighted. We have trained there and the distances are the same, so we are ready to play at Di Stéfano “.
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