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Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk


Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk:  UEFA Champions League football - TV,Team News

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Manchester City face another tough test on Tuesday night when they welcome last season’s Ukrainian Premier League runners-up Shakhtar Donetsk to the Etihad Stadium.

The Champions League group stage game is City's second European clash of the season afterr their emphatic 4-0 victory over Feyenoord propelled Pep Guardiola's men to the top of Group F earlier this month.

Shakhtar also enjoyed victory in their opener, beating a strong Napoli side 2-1 at home and head to England for the first time since their narrow group stage defeat to Manchester United in the 2013/14 Champions League. 

City will give Benjamin Mendy a late fitness test after he was forced off in the first half of Saturday's victory over Crystal Palace. 

Time and Date
The match will be shown live on BT Sport 3 on Tuesday September 26, with coverage from 19:30 BST.

Team News

Manchester City 

Man City will be without Ilkay Gundogan and Vincent Kompany, who have not recovered from their respective knee and calf injuries in time to feature.

Benjamin Mendy will undergo a late fitness test after being substituted in Saturday's win over Crystal Palace due to a knock to his knee. Danilo is likely to deputise at left-back if the Frenchman is not ready to play.

Potential starting XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Mendy; Fernandinho; B. Silva, De Bruyne, D. Silva; Aguero, Jesus.

Shakhtar Donetsk

Shakhtar will be without Darijo Srna, who has tested positive for a banned substance and stated that he will not play while he attempts to clear his name.

Maksym Malyshev will not play until next year due to a knee injury and Serhiy Kryvtsov is also sidelined.

Potential starting XI: Pyatov; Butko, Ordets, Rakitskiy, Ismaily; Fred, Stepanenko; Marlos, Taison, Dentinho; Ferreyra.



Match Details:

Man. City vs Shakhtar Donetsk
Champions League Group stage
Today, 9:45 PM
City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester


1ST HALF
Man. City 0-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

2ND HALF
Man. City 2-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

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