Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City


Manchester Metropolis playmaker David Silva is a doubt for Sunday's derby in opposition to Manchester United after lacking the Champions League journey to Shakhtar Donetsk by way of harm.
The 31-year-old picked up the issue late in Sunday's 2-1 win over West Ham.
"I do not know if he is ready to play on Sunday. That is why he stayed in Manchester to get better," stated boss Pep Guardiola.
Metropolis have already secured prime spot in Group F with 5 straight wins.
Guardiola refused to disclose particulars of the harm, saying solely that it was "one thing uncomfortable".

Silva, who signed a contract extension earlier this week, has began 4 of Metropolis's final 5 Premier League video games.

The Portugal playmaker would even be a powerful possibility to start out this weekend's Premier League match at Previous Trafford if the Spain midfielder is dominated out.
Kevin de Bruyne is suspended after choosing up three bookings within the match however, with their place within the final 16 of the Champions League already assured as group winners, Metropolis might additionally give sport time to a few of their younger prospects.
Under-17 World Cup winner Phil Foden is joined by fellow England youth worldwide Tosin Adarabioyo and Spanish ahead Brahim Diaz within the travelling squad.
A draw for Shakhar would assure them a spot within the spherical of 16, however even defeat can be sufficient for the Ukrainian aspect to progress so long as Napoli don't beat Feyenoord.

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  • That is the second aggressive encounter between Shakhtar Donetsk and Manchester Metropolis, following the English crew's 2-Zero win at Etihad Stadium in September.
  • None of Manchester Metropolis's 41 Champions League group video games has ended goalless.
  • That is Manchester Metropolis's seventh consecutive Champions League participation. They've made it previous the spherical of 16 solely as soon as, in 2015-16 after they have been knocked out on the semi-final stage by Actual Madrid.
  • Shakhtar have received their two residence video games within the Champions League up to now this season.
  • Manchester Metropolis have the chance to win all six of their Champions League group video games, a feat completed solely six instances up to now, the latest being Actual Madrid in 2014-15.
  • Raheem Sterling has scored 4 targets in 5 Champions League appearances this season, already his most prolific marketing campaign so far.
  • This will likely be Pep Guardiola's 100th Champions League sport as supervisor, changing into the sixth to achieve that landmark after Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, Carlo Ancelotti, Jose Mourinho and Mircea Lucescu. He has received 61, drawn 23 and misplaced 15 of his earlier 99 video games and lifted the trophy with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011.

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