Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Preview, team news and confirmed line-ups

first_img RANKED tense Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions latest De Bruyne was forced off against Fulham and has been ruled out for six weeks revealed Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ BEST OF Most Read In Football Team newsThe hosts have recalled Ilkay Gundogan, the midfielder, but not defender Nicolas Otamendi for Wednesday’s clash having recovered from injuries. Kevin De Bruyne is back on the sidelines with a knee injury.Taison misses out for Shakhtar, who could also be without Taras Stepanenko, Marlos and Fernando. 2 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Confirmed line-upsMan City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Silva (C), Mahrez, Bernardo, Sterling, JesusSubs: Muric, Danilo, Gundogan, Aguero, Delph, Sane, OtamendiShakhtar Donetsk: Pyatov, Ismaily, Rakitskyy, Kryvtsov, Matviyenko, Stepanenko, Maycon, Taison, Kovalenko, Bolbat, Junior Moraes.Subs: Shevchenko, Butko, Khocholava, Kayode, Dentinho, Patrick, Nem. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The Etihad hosts Wednesday’s clash Manchester City will book their place in the Champions League round-of-16 if they beat Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday evening.City also need Lyon to beat Hoffenheim in Group F’s other match if they are to make it to the knockout stage on matchday four of their European Cup campaign. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion SORRY gameday cracker Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? LATEST whoops Pep Guardiola’s side secured a 3-0 defeat of their Ukrainian opponents two weeks ago, with Shakhtar currently rooted at the foot of the table with just two points to their name.What the managers are sayingPep Guardiola (Man City): “The next game is always the most important and my main concern at the moment is to reach the knockout stage in good condition. If we can win the next two home matches in the Champions League we will be there.”Paulo Fonseca (Shakhtar Donetsk): “When they have the ball, they keep it exceptionally well. And they have so much quality. If you press them high, they have the quality at the back – including the goalkeeper – to simply pass the ball through your press. Or they can also go long, and in players like [Leroy] Sane and [Raheem] Sterling, they have very fast players. So you have to find another way to defend.” scrap Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update last_img

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