Manchester City overcome Shakhtar Donetsk in Champions League

Whether or not Guardiola, who has been preparing Delph for left-back duty for the past fortnight in training, will put faith in him stopping one of the league’s best attackers in Eden Hazard on Saturday evening is another matter.

Manchester City have suffered a huge setback after Pep Guardiola confirmed that his new £52million signing Benjamin Mendy will be out of action for “months” with a knee injury. They’ve lost five of their six away matches against English sides and their only positive result came against Tottenham in 2008-2009.

Kevin De Bruyne netted his first goal of the season as Manchester City battled to a 2-0 win against Shakhtar Donetsk at the Etihad.

“Our first impression will be a little bit long out of the pitch”. Like what happened previous year with Ilkay Gundogan, I feel really sad.

There’s a special place in my heart for every City player but there are some that you just warm to more than others.

A lot of credit to what we have done”. “We will see in January (about potential replacements)”.

But City’s Argentine striker Sergio Aguero missed a chance to equal the club’s all-time scoring record when he had a 72nd minute penalty saved by Andriy Pyatov. The goals haven’t come at the expense of defensive solidity either, with only West Brom managing to score against City in that run. The next time he will score.

That is going to happen“, he said on Agüero breaking the record. It doesn’t matter today or tomorrow. Obviously I haven’t played that much.

After brushing aside Feyenoord 4-0 in their opening fixture and netting 16 goals in their last three Premier League games, City found Shaktar a far tougher nut to crack. I’ll always work hard and play for the team.

“Bernardo (Silva) is an extraordinarily good player”.

Stones added: “We knew they (Shakhtar) were a good team. I sleep well in that respect”. City will be at home against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League during midweek.

“Well, I definitely think it’s not my best game”, De Bruyne said.

“He’s a nice guy who has no complaints”.

There was also a firm strike from Marlos who forced City goalkeeper Ederson into the game’s first meaningful save as he dived sharply to his right.

“As a midfield player he is so clever”. I am so happy for him.

“I had great times over there with my team-mates and the fans”. That’s one of my regrets. “He had an exceptional game”.

Paulo Fonseca admits his Shakhtar side face a daunting task. “No one has test to see if ruptured ACL or not, even I dont know lol”.

This post was syndicated from The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper – Nigeria and World News.

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