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.
"We have to play with intelligence against Shakhtar and put in a really focused performance if we want to win", he added.
The Whites went through their paces ahead of the match against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Ronaldo, Bale, James and Ramos are among the 40 nominated players.
Real Madrid travel to Arena Lviv for matchday five of the Champions League group stage.
This will be the first time the Dutch referee has been in charge of a Whites' game in the Champions League.
Real Madrid face Shakhtar Donetsk, Éibar and Cádiz away from home.
Hundreds of fans welcomed the Whites, who will face Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.
The forward was at the centre of huge excitement on the team's arrival in Lviv.
The Whites face Shakhtar Donetsk at Arena Lviv on Wednesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema, Kroos and James are included in the list of 23 candidates up for the trophy, that will be presented on 11 January in Zurich.
He has hung up his boots 21 years after his first appearance for Real Madrid.