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Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Preview | UEFA Champions League 2018/19


The in-form Manchester City will hope to take another big step towards qualification for the knockout stages when they welcome Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday night.

The Blues will be keen to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to 12 matches. On the other hand, The Ukraine outfit currently stands at bottom of the group with two points.

A huge Manchester derby awaits Pep Guardiola and his side this weekend so midweek changes could be likely.

When & Where?

Venue: Etihad Stadium
Date: Wednesday, 7 November
Kick-off: 8pm BST

Referee: Viktor Kassai​

Team News

For the host, both Ilkay Gundogan and Nicolas Otamendi are fit and in contention to face Shakhtar, leaving Kevin De Bruyne, Claudio Bravo and Eliaquim Mangala as absentees.

Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez and Danilo expected to be feature having remained unused for City’s ​Premier League win against Southampton at the weekend.

For the visitors, Ivan Ordets (thigh), Maksym Malyshev (unknown) and Fernando (ankle) all look unlikely to feature.

Predicted Line-ups

Man City XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy; Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, David Silva; Sterling, Mahrez, Jesus.

Shakhtar XI: Pyatov; Butko, Kryvtsov, Rakitskiy, Ismaily; Maycon, Stepanenko; Dentinho, Alan Patrick, Taison; J. Moraes​.

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