Shakhtar Donetsk – Manchester City
Shakhtar Donetsk host Manchester City in a game from Group F of the Champions League. Let’s see what’s going on with these two sides before thieir clash at the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Shakhtar started their campaign in the Champions League in a very interesting way, making two consecutive draws with the same result – 2-2. First they shared the points with Hoffenheim at home, later doing it against Olympique Lyonnais on a French soil. For them it’s unpleasant that they are still without a win, but these two draws also give them some good foundation to chase a qualification for the 1/8-finals.
Of course, Shakhtar are aware that they can’t do it, if they don’t start winning. It’s good to be unbeaten, but you can hardly finish 1st or 2nd with doing only draws. That’s why the Ukrainian team will try to take all of the the 3 points against the English champion Manchester City. Sounds difficult, but certainly it’s not impossible.
Manchester City began their CL campaign in a dissapointing way, losing against Olympique Lyonnais at home. Soon after this Pep Guardiola’s boys fixed their mistake, beating Hoffenheim on German soil. Although it’s kind of lucky, because David Silva’s winner in this match was scored just three miniutes before the end of it.
Winning the Champions League for a first time remains the big goal in front of Man City and Pep Guardiola. This team already dominates English football, but now it’s time for the Cityzens to leave their mark on Europe, too.
That’s what we had to say about the Champions League clash between Shakhtar Donetsk and Manchester City. We believe that we shall expect a thrilling game in the city of Kharkiv. Man City are the obvious favourite, but it’s always difficult to play against Shakhtar.