Manchester City

Ilkay Gundogan (56)

UEFA Champions League

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019 10:00 PM
City of Manchester Stadium

Shakhtar

Manor Solomon (69)

Preview

November 26, Manchester, City of Manchester Stadium, 22:00
Live broadcast on Futbol1 TV channel
 
Before the match
 
Shakhtar landed in Manchester on the evening of November 24th. 20 football players went to England. Along with the suspended Marlos, Taison, Dentinho, Maycon (not on the group stage player list), Butko, and Bondar did not fly with the team. Nevertheless, Solomon is on the preliminary list after having been out for about 3 weeks due to getting injured in the game vs Karpaty (November 2nd).
 
On Monday, November 25th, they held the traditional pre-match events. The Miners trained on the City of Manchester pitch, with the manager Luis Castro and defender Mykola Matviienko answering questions from the media in a press conference.
 
The group standings give every side a good chance of advancing to the knockout phase. Atalanta, who are 4 points adrift of Shakhtar and Dinamo Zagreb, are quite capable of returning to the competition after defeating the Croats in Milan. This is a reminder that the Orange-and-Blacks will receive the team of Gasperini in the closing round in Kharkiv on December 11.
 
Opponents
 
In the English Premier League, Manchester City are sitting in the 3rd spot. Pep Guardiola's men are 9 points adrift of Liverpool and a point adrift of Lester. The Citizens have suffered three defeats this season (at the hands of Norwich City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Liverpool). Nevertheless, before the home meeting with Shakhtar, they secured a comeback win over Chelsea: after conceding a goal in the 21st minute, they turned things around even before the break (2-1 scoreline).
 
In the Champions League group stage, City, in fact, do not experience any issues at all. This Tuesday, the Manchester side may well secure their knockout phase berth in case of a positive result vs Shakhtar. With 10 points, the Englishmen are topping the group after 3 opening victories and an away tie vs Atalanta.
 
Due to an injury, the striker Sergio Aguero will miss the upcoming game. The participation of Rodri and David Silva who got injured in the same game vs Chelsea is also questionable.
 
Head-to-head record
 
In the encounters with Manchester City, Shakhtar have 1 win and 4 defeats, with an aggregate goal difference of 2–15.
 
Previous meeting
 
In Kharkiv on September 18, the English Champions notched up 3 unanswered goals. In the 24th minute, Mahrez was the first to finish it off after Gundogan hit the post, and in the 38th minute, Riyad assisted Ilkay, with the Citizens sealing the win through a goal by Jesus fifteen minutes from time.

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UEFA Champions League

Tue 26

Nov 2019

22:00

City of Manchester Stadium

Referee: Slavko Vincic

Man of the Match

Tete
Tete
P TEAM P W D L F A PNT
1 Manchester City 5 3 2 0 12 3 11
2 Shakhtar 5 1 3 1 8 10 6
3 Dinamo Zagreb 5 1 2 2 9 9 5
4 Atalanta 5 1 1 3 5 12 4