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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City: Team news, head to head, form, broadcast info for UCL clash

September 17, 2019 By Emmanuel K. Budu-Annor
Pep’s men will hope to put Saturday’s frustration in the clash with Norwich City begins as they focus on their first Champion League game of the season.

What is the form of Shakhtar Donetsk as compared to Manchester City?

Shakhtar enters Wednesday's Champions League clash on the back of a very strong start in the Ukrainian domestic league. Last season's champions who lost just a single game throughout the whole campaign have hit the ground running with seven wins in succession.

Ahead of the encounter with the Citizens, Luis Castro's men put in a massive shift to secure a 4-3 win over Zorya Luhansk in Saturday's Premier League encounter. In a broader scope, Shakhtar has registered nine wins in 10 outings and have not lost a competitive match since February 2019.

Relatively, Manchester City will aim to turn its fortune around in the midweek's clash following the weekend's shock defeat to Norwich City. The Citizens saw their unbeaten run this season crumble at Carrow Road with the Canaries steaming an unlikely 3-2 victory.

The lose was the first in eight matches for Pep Guardiola's side as they have won six and drawn one along the stretch. 

What is the head to head record of Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City? 

Manchester City has dominated games featuring Shakhtar Donetsk and has an impressive record of three wins in four meetings with the Ukrainian outfit. The Citizens have scored 12 goals in all and have only conceded twice.

Shakhtar scored both goals when the two sides clashed in the 2017. Nevertheless, it was City that came out on top in last season's encounter having run away with a 3-0 win in October. 

Team news: Who is injured or suspended for Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City?

Pep Guardiola faces a huge selection dilemma with Manchester City approaching Wednesday's trip to Ukraine with just one fit senior centre back. With Aymeric Laporte already sidelined for the reigning Premier League champions, John Stones is also set to miss the encounter after picking up a thigh injury on Tuesday. The Englishman is expected to be out for five weeks.

Meanwhile, summer arrival Joao Cancelo will hope to get his full Manchester City debut in place of Pep's first-choice Kyle Walker. France left-back Benjamin Mendy is ruled out of Wednesday's game.

For Shakhtar, there are no reported injuries nor suspensions.

Predicted lineup for Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City

Shakhtar Donetsk's potential starting XI: Pyatov; Bolbat, Krivtsov, Matviyenko, Ismaily; Stepanenko, Alan; Konoplyanka, Marlos, Taison; Moraes.

Manchester City's potential starting XI: Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Stones, Otamendi, Zinchenko; Rodri, Fernandinho, De Bruyne; Bernardo Silva, Aguero, Sterling.

What are the managers saying ahead of Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City 

Luis Castro, Shakhtar Donetsk: "Before my absence (illness), we were also winning, and on Saturday my assistant was present - he also won. So we can make such replacements – that's not an issue at all.

"Speaking about the encounter with Manchester City, we will not analyze the distance we covered in the Championship. The upcoming match will be more difficult, and we must tune in to it in the best way."

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City: "John Stones was injured this morning. He will be out for a month - 4, 5 weeks. The problem is muscular.

"It's a big challenge for me as a manager - it's an incredible challenge with just one central defender, Nico [Otamendi].

"But I believe a lot in the spirit, the commitment to step forward and solve this problem.

"Fernandinho, and maybe Eric [Garcia] and Taylor [Harwood-Bellis] will come forward for the next few months.

"What we will not do is complain they are not able to play. We have 11 players on the pitch and we make an extra effort. I like this challenge."

Broadcast information for Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City

 

Match details, result and original broadcast info

Shakhtar Donetsk 0 - 3 Manchester City

September 18, 2019 3:00pmOblasny SportKomplex Metalist (Kharkiv)

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