Shakhtar Donetsk vs Man City, Champions League: live score updates

Jueves, 07 Dic, 2017

The linguistically talented Touré, fielding questions in Russian when called upon (a benefit of his time with Metalurh Donetsk), held nothing back when praising his teammates, proclaiming: "I think we have very good players".

David Silva scored a late goal as runaway English Premier League leaders Manchester City restored their eight-point lead with a 2-1 victory against West Ham United on Sunday.

Shakhtar Donetsk coach Paulo Fonseca is preparing for one of his toughest challenges as Manchester City visit in the Champions League.

"It has been a tough week for Manchester City, but a good one, though it has also been a good week for Manchester United as well, in terms of competitors chasing City", Neville told Sky Sports News.

If Shakhtar earn a point or more, they will qualify for the Round of 16 at the expense of Napoli.

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has crowned his side the best in Europe on current form, citing their footballing style as second to none so far this season.

Guardiola claimed first blood, leading City to a 2-1 win at Old Trafford in September 2016, but both teams fell by the wayside thereafter, finishing the campaign well adrift of Premier League champions Chelsea. Fonseca's squad contains seven Brazilians while City boast the likes of Ederson, Gabriel Jesus, Fernandinho and Danilo in their ranks. "The way we control games is fantastic".

Luke Shaw is Mourinho's other option, but he's fallen out of favour with the boss and it seems that there's little chance he'll get a run in the first team.

Funnily enough Leicester are now above The Saints in the table, and the issues with finishing that cost Puel during his time there still remain. Should they lose, their progression will be placed in the hands of a pointless Feyenoord side tasked with holding a rampant Napoli team to an unlikely stalemate. It did, however, contribute to their first loss of the season. "We need to be as good as they are, mentally".

It's reported that the reason United failed to sign him in the last transfer window was because Pochettino didn't want to offload two full-backs in one window and Kyle Walker had already joined City. 5 SPOT SILVA: Can you see our Spanish midfielder after we won the 2011/12 Premier League, a clue - he is sporting some fancy headgear. But Pep respects the Shakhtar attack to much to give a young Tosin such a difficult test away from home, so he might start Vincent Kompany here. "Inter is only around the corner and that is just as important".