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Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City - Live Blog

Blues Face Ukraine Test In Champions League

UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour presented by Heineken - Mexico City Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images

Never felt more like singing the blues. City win, United lose

City stay second in the group but keep the pressure on Lyon. That's all from me, stay with us as social media reaction and match recap is coming up.

See you on Monday for Spurs


FULL-TIME: A magnificent result for the blues as they become the first English team to win at Shakhtar and keep the pressure on Lyon.

Final Score: Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester City


Woodwork: Raheem Sterling almost makes it 4-0 but his shot cannons off the bar 0-3


City on the verge of becoming the first English team to beat Shakhtar on their own turf.

In Germany, Lyon now lead 3-2 in a topsy-turvy game. 0-3


GOAL: Bernardo Silva replaces Kevin de Bruyne and makes an immediate impact, curling in the third. Surely that’s the points


Lyon level in Germany, but City still going top as it stands 0-2


Chance: City getting close again. Silva finds Mahrez at the far post, who hits his shot just wide. Moments later, Jesus hits a shot wide too. Surely not too before we get a third 0-2


Save: Ederson called into action to palm away a left-footed effort from Ismaily.

In Germany, Hoffenheim lead Lyon 2-1. All going well for the blues so far. 0-2


Chance: City pick up where they left off in the first half. Jesus pulls back for Silva whose shot whistles wide of the post 0-2


KICK-OFF: More of the same please City 0-2


Half time: A dominant display by City, capped off with two goals that underlines their dominance. 0-2


GOAL: City double their lead as Aymeric LaPorte heads home form the corner. City cruising 0-2

Hoffenheim level at home to Lyon so as it stands, City top the group.


There’s been a goal in the other group game as Lyon take the lead at Hoffenheim. Meanwhile, City still lead 1-0 in Ukraine


GOAL: It’s been coming and it’s David Silva who gets it with a low volley from 12 yards. No more than City deserve 0-1


City are getting closer. David Silva’s shot on the volley crashes against the post. Jesus hits hits the rebound wide. 0-0


Lightning counter from the blues. A Shakhtar corner is cleared and Sterling plays in Mahrez, who drags his shot wide.

A minute later, Mahrez is denied by an excellent block by Rakitskiy 0-0


David Silva’s through ball finds Jesus, but the Brazilian’s first touch allows the ball to get away from him. Blues have had 90% possession so far 0-0


The blues have dominated the opening precedings but there’s no break through yet. 0-0


Kick-off: Away we go on Champions League matchday 3. Can the blues reign in Ukraine? (sorry).


Shakhtar have face English teams on seven occasions at home, but have never lost, winning five and drawing two. It’s a tough ask of City, but not impossible; Shakhtar are without two key players tonight.

Can City do it in Ukraine?


The blues lost 2-1 in the final group stage last season at Shakhtar, which prompted the home manager to carry out his promise of wearing a Zorro mask for his press conference. Will it be the blues smiling tonight though?

City go into the match on the back of a thumping 5-0 win over Burnley to remain top of the Premier League, while Shakhtar beat mid table side Desna 1-0 to remain at th etop of the Ukrainian league table.

City’s opponents have scored 31 goals in 12 games and have concede just six goals, an average of one goal every two games.


Team News

The blues welcome back Kevin de Bruyne to their starting line-up after making his return from injury against Burnley on Saturday. Vincent Kompany and Sergio Aguero drop to the bench and Raheem Sterling returns to the starting eleven.

Teams:

Shahktar: Pyatov, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko, Moraes, Matviienko, W. Nem, Maycon, Ismaily, Rakits’kyy, Kovalenko, Fernando

City: Ederson, LaPorte, Mendy, Stones, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Silva, de Bruyne, Mahrez, Sterling, Jesus


Welcome to our live blog as Manchester City travel to Ukraine to take on Shakhtar Donetsk. The blues tasted defeat on this ground last season, will City gain revenge?

Team news coming up