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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City: Champions League



Manchester City will be looking to finish their Champions League group stage campaign with a 100 per cent winning record when they travel to Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola's side are already guaranteed to top Group F, after beating Feyenoord 1-0 last time out, and could become the seventh side to win all six of their group matches in the competition, with Real Madrid the last side to do so in the 2014/15 campaign.




Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City: Champions League prediction, team news and how to watch on TV and online

With Manchester City having already won Group F and safely through to the Champions League knock-out stages, Pep Guardiola could rest some his stars ahead of a crucial weekend clash.

City face rivals Manchester United at the weekend, looking to extend their domestic advantage to 11 points.

Any focus on that forthcoming match would offer Shakhtar Donetsk a great opportunity to progress to the knock-out stages.

The Ukrainians only need to avoid defeat to progress as runners up.

Here’s what you need to know ahead of the match.

Start Time

Kharkiv's Metalist Stadium will host the fixture on Wednesday 6 December, with kick-off set for 7.45pm (GMT).


How to follow

The match will be shown live on BT Sport. Kick-off is 7.45pm at OSK Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv. BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.

Alternately, you can follow the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog!




Team news

Manchester City
Pep Guardiola will be without left back Benjamin Mendy and center back John Stones due to injuries. 

 Expect some rotation here as they have the Manchester Derby coming at the weekend.  

Kevin De Bruyne is suspended after collecting three bookings while David Silva, who is not fully fit, has also stayed at home.

John Stones and Benjamin Mendy are both injured but youngsters Phil Foden, Brahim Diaz, Tosin Adarabioyo and goalkeeper Danny Grimshaw have been included.

Shakhtar
Taison and Bohdan Butko are both injury doubts for Shakhtar.

Paulo Fonseca will be missing captain right Dario Srna due to his suspension.  




Also missing out due to injuries are right back Bogdan Butko, center back Sergiy Kryvtsov, defensive midfielder Maksym Malyshev, and winger Taison.  


Predicted Lines-Up

Man City Predicted Starting XI: 4-3-3

Goalkeeper: Bravo
Defenders: Walker, Kompany, Mangala, Delph
Midfielders: Toure, Fernandinho, Gundogan
Forwards: Bernardo Silva, Jesus, Sterling

Shakhtar Predicted Starting XI: 4-2-3-1

Goalkeeper: Pyatov
Defenders: Petryak, Ordets, Rakitsky, Ismaily
Midfielders: Fred, Stepanenko
Attacking Midfielders: Marlos, Kovalenko, Bernard
Forwards: Ferreyra


Man City  1-2 Shakhtar

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