Zidane: "It's the most important game in the group, these three points could see us into the next round"
"Our destiny's in our own hands and it's another cup final against Shakhtar", declared the coach.
"We’ll have to try and get ourselves ahead in the game and be wary to avoid their counter-attacks", commented the madridista defender.
Real Madrid were crowned world champions in 1998 after beating Vasco de Gama.
The team take on Shakhtar Donetsk in matchday five of the Champions League Group Stage (Tuesday, 6:55pm CET).
Real Madrid head into matchday 5 of the Champions League group stage (Tuesday, 6:55 pm CET).
The stadium where Shakhtar are playing at home this season hosted the final against Liverpool in 2018.
It will be the second time that the Romanian match official will oversee a game involving our team.
The team get the last month of the year underway from next Wednesday.
Following the first year of redevelopment work, the transformation of the madridistas' stadium is now apparent.
Closure of north and south trusses between the Castellana and Padre Damián, a key element within the new roof structure.
Real Madrid are celebrating the anniversaries of the club's 13 European Cup triumphs during the period between 11 May and 13 June.