He Real Madrid, king of the most prestigious competition at the club level, the Champions League, with thirteen conquests, wants to regain his crown and leave behind his return to the curse of the second round after two years without passing that round, with a low demand start on paper, given the casualties with which Shakhtar Donetsk visits the Alfredo di Stéfano stadium.

It will be the first match in European competition at the stadium where Real Madrid awaits the reconstruction of its temple, the Santiago Bernabéu. In a dream start different from the rest. A second home like Di Stéfano, no audience in the stands for the coronavirus pandemic but the same challenge: to again aspire to the biggest trophy.