Florentino Pérez: “ We have to let Benítez work, the wins will come"
"He was the manager chosen for his professionalism, for his trajectory and for his experience", stated the president.
Benítez: "We're hurting and eager to bounce back"
"Shakhtar are tough opponents with quality players, but we're here to try to ensure we progress as group winners", said the coach.
Navas: "We're all in it together and we're clear on our objectives”
"We have to play with intelligence against Shakhtar and put in a really focused performance if we want to win", he added.
The team train at Arena Lviv
The Whites went through their paces ahead of the match against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Bas Nijhuis will officiate the Shakhtar Donetsk versus Real Madrid match
This will be the first time the Dutch referee has been in charge of a Whites' game in the Champions League.
Best away record in Champions League
No other side has beaten Real Madrid's away record in this competition over the last year.
20-man squad for the game against Shakhtar Donetsk
Real Madrid travel to Arena Lviv for matchday five of the Champions League group stage.
The lowdown on Arena Lviv
Real Madrid will be making their first appearance at the stadium.
Four Real Madrid players among contenders for UEFA Team of the Year
Ronaldo, Bale, James and Ramos are among the 40 nominated players.
Solidarity with refugees
Image of a boy and his father at a station in Bavaria, Germany.