Champions League

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


The UEFA Champions League is back underway. The English Champions will travel to Ukraine for Tuesday’s Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk.

Pep Guardiola side head into the game standing second in Champions League Group F after a shocking defeat to Lyon in the opening fixture and narrow win over Hoffenheim.

On the other hand, The Ukrainian side has only earned two points from a possible six in Group F.

When & Where?

Venue: Metalist Oblast Sports Complex
Date: Tuesday, October 23
Kick-off: 8pm BST

Team News

Manchester City have announced 21-man list of players for the trip to Ukraine.

Kyle Walker was among the travelling squad after he missed City 5-0 win over Burnley on Saturday with a minor groin injury.

Fabian Delph is still unavailable while Danilo and Ilkay Gundogan also remain sidelined with injuries.

Taison will miss out on Champions League group stage fixtures against Manchester City after suffering knee injury sustained in the 1-1 draw against Zorya Luhansk.

Dentinho (unspecified) and Ismaily (unspecified) are doubts.

Match Officials:

Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande

Assistants: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez, Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar

Fourth Official: Teodoro Sobrino Magán

Predicted Line-up

Manchester City XI: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Mendy; David Silva, Fernandinho, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling

Shakhtar Donetsk XI: Pyatov; Matvyenko, Krivstov, Rakitskiy, Ismaily; Maycon, Stepanenko; Marlos, Patrick, Taison; Moraes

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