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Shakhtar Donetsk V Man. City - As it happened.

Pin Shakhtar v Man City, Champions League 2019/20, matchday 1, 18/9/2019 - official BESOCCER
Shakhtar v Man City, Champions League 2019/20, matchday 1, 18/9/2019 - official BESOCCER

Shakhtar Donetsk V Man. City - As it happened.

Join us for live coverage of the Champions League group stage game between Shakhtar Donetsk and Manchester City at the Oblasny SportKomplex Metalist. Who will go away with the 3 points tonight?

Full time!! Manchester City beat Shakhtar Donetsk with 3 goals to 0 in what was a game of pure domination. The first English winners in this year's Champions League. Just oto good in the end.
2 minutes of added time!
Manchester City shock sub, as Rodri comes off and is replaced by Benjamin Mendy, who has not played for City in a while, everyone will be pleased to see him back
Man City make another change as Kyle Walker is off and Joao Cancelo comes on
Shakhtar make another change as Moraes comes off and Dentinho on. Man City's sub sees De Bruyne come off and Bernardo Silva is his replacement.
City make a run all the way to the other end of the pitch, on the counter, Gabriel Jesus is onside and just has the keeper to deal with! 3-0 . De Bruyne with the assist here
At half time, Solomon also came off for Yevhen Konoplyanka
Brazilian international, 19-year-old Antonio comes on for Patrick for Shakhtar in a straight swap
It is all Manchester City at the moment
De Bruyne cannot find the bottom left corner as he spears his attempt wide from the end of the box
Shakhtar playing in a very demoralised fashion now. This is almost like a training session for City as they are dominating. It's going to take something massive for Shakhtar Donetsk to get back into this
Another corner for City
Sterling is near the line and seems to scupper his shot, as the defender manages to kick it away, Otamendi gets the second chance and puts it in the back of the net, but the flack is raised for offside.
Corner for City after De Bruyne's shot is cleared
Mahrez poses a problem for Shakhtar, as he crosses to De Bruyne, whose shot is cleared. Corner. Nothing comes of it.
How did Sterling miss that!! Gundogan's first shot was saved by the keeper, but the Shakhtar defender clears the deflection straight to Sterling, who hits the left hand post.
Jesus has a shot but goes straight to the keeper, offside flag goes up anyway so had it hit the back of the net, it wouldn't have counted anyway
Shakhtar have a very long-range shot after Moraes crosses the ball into the box, trying to lob it without really thinking about it, it goes wide of the net and the defenders can easily clear
Second half has kicked off!!
Half time in this Champions League match, which sees Manchester City 2-0 up at half time, in a game in which they have been very clinical and not given Shakhtar many chances to get into this game
1 minute added time!
Taison puts a lovely ball in for Moraes, but the keeper beats him to it and then defender's just manage to clear. Moraes goes down injured after this after he collided with Ederson
De Bruyne has a great chance after Jesus slots the ball through to him, but he tried to sneak it inside the right post and didn't quite measure it right, as it goes just wide
Mahrez's ball is very simple and effective, Gundogan recieves it and just slots it into the back of the net. This is a display of smooth dominance by City and Gundogan's first Champions League goal.
What a chance for Shakhtar!! Taison with the through ball to Moraes, who had room either side of the net, but still hits the ball straight at Ederson. He would have expected to finish that off
Sterling has a shot but it is not threatening and the keeper gets straight to it
City easily clear the free kick, Sterling heads the ball away, as a lot of City men were back defending
Rodrigo goes into the book after taking out both Ismaily's legs. He knows whathe's done and accepts the yellow. Free kick Shakhtar about 30 yards out
There is no threat from the home side, as Ederson has had pretty much nothing to do and once again, Shakhtar find themselves in a very difficult position, trailing behind against Manchester City!
Gondogan's initial shot from the penalty arc hit the bar, the deflection of the post comes right to Mahrez, who manages to slot it into the back of the net! A goal which City have been demanding in these first 20 minutes of the game.
Corner sees Gabriel Jesus kick the ball well above the bar
Corner for City as Jesus ran out of space and his shot is cleared by a defender
Mahrez has a shot from outside the box, but he can't quite get it on target and his curling effort goes wide
This game is very backwards and forwards, with a lot of passing and play in the central areas! No team having any real, threatening chances at the moment
After a bit of pressure from Shakhtar, Marlos curls the ball from outside the box and it goes just wide of the net.
Mahrez crosses the ball in on the right hand side and Otamendi was creeping and waiting for the ball, but there was too much power on the cross and he couldn't quite get to it.
Foul on Mahrez, free kick
The ball was played in and Gundogen and Rodri had their eyes on it, however it heads towards the net and the keeper makes a great save to deny the goal
Bolbot downed Sterling as he goes crashing into him. Free kick Man City, De Bruyne to take
Guardiola is beginning his 11th Champions League campaign, he has won it twice, but has not won it with City and this will be his 7th time without winning.
Man City have a free kick straight away after Bolbat kicks De Bruyne's ankle whilst he's on the run. The free kick went into the box and Rodri oddly headed it wide, he thought Fernandinho was on to it.
Shakhtar start us off!
Kick off soon!!
Guardiola says that being in the Champions League is always an honour. He says that Stones injury "is what it is" and they have to move forward with the players they have. He says they are going to defend and be cautious in defending but will drive and attack as much as they can.
Manchester City will be going into this game off the back of a shock 3-2 defeat against Norwich City on Saturday, and will be looking to come back fighting in this mid-week Champions League game
Shakhtar have never been beyond the last 8 and that was in 2011! These two teams have been drawn to face each other for the past 3 seasons consecutively. Both teams have started off their leagues well, with both teams unbeaten, the only difference is that Shakhtar are at the top of the Ukranian table
Guardiola makes 4 changes to tonight's starting line-up, with the centre of defence being the main problem for him after John Stones was injured in training. Fernandinho is replacing him. De Bruyne and Mahrez also come in and Gabriel Jesus starts in place of Sergio Aguero
Manchester United: Ederson (GK); Fernandinho, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Walker; Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Gundogan; Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Mahrez
Shakhtar Donetsk: Pyatove (GK); Matviyenko, Kryvtsov, Ismaily, Bolbat; Stepanenko, Alan Patrick, Taison, Solomon, Marlos; Junior Moraes
Lines ups are as follows:
Line-ups to come soon!
Join us for live coverage of the Champions League group stage game between Shakhtar Donetsk and Manchester City at the Oblasny SportKomplex Metalist stadium. Who will go away with the 3 points tonight?
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