UEFA Champions League: Manchester City leave Shakhtar in Kharkiv

In the third round of the Champions League group stage, the Pitmen lost to the England champions with a devastating score.

In comparison with playing against Lyon Paulo Fonseca made three changes to his team. In place of the injured Marlos and Tyson came Wellington Nem and Fernando, and the place under attack was taken by Kovalenko.

Despite the fact that the match was held in Kharkiv, the hosts felt the players of Manchester City. From the first minutes, they took possession of the ball and began to create moments. At first, after hitting Silva, the ball hit the bar. Subsequently, De Bruyne checked Pyatov from a sharp angle. In the 13th minute, the Pitmen's goalkeeper eliminated the threat after Jesus came out.

Near the middle of the first half, Shakhtar led the game away from their penalty area, but soon the townspeople returned to their frantic pace. In the 20 minutes, two wonderful chances were lost by Marez, and Silva scored after a pass by Riyadh. The visitors' goal was a matter of time, after 30 minutes. The English were whirling around the Pitmen's free-kick, but the shot was blocked, but the ball bounced on Silva, and he easily hit the target.

The Manchester men grabbed the courage and kept pressing. Mendy dared a long shot and earned a corner kick from which the second goal came. De Bruyne, who had just recovered from his injury, filed a corner kick and not covered by anyone, Laporte hit the right corner. Only after two missed goals did the Orange and Blacks mention the attack, but they didn't create anything dangerous before the break.

In the second half, the fight changed little. Shortly after the break, City could score a third, but Ishmaili saved the team after hitting Silva. Then another shot was taken by Marez, but did not hit the target with a killer position. In general, almost every attack by the guests posed a danger for the defensive redoubts of the Donets.

What did the Miners do? There was a dangerous blow to the plane from Ismail, inaccurate were the attempts of Moraes and Alan Patrick. Instead, the Manchester side scored again in the 71st minute: Silva, who had just replaced, extended the ball to the home side in a counterattack and struck a billiard shot.

At the end of the meeting, the pace of play decreased, but the British did not stop attacking and could score more. So, in the extra time Sterling hit the crossbar with a fly, there were several inaccurate blows of other players. The Orange-Blacks were remembered for Ismaili's shot and a penalty shot by Rakitsky, after which the ball nearly flew into the net of Ederson's net.

As a result, Shakhtar lost with a devastating score and dropped to fourth place in the group, but they still have chances to reach the playoffs.

Shakhtar players who were called to the last national team of Ukraine participated in the match: Pyatov, Matvienko, Krivtsov (yellow card), Rakitsky, Stepanenko.

Champions League. Group Round. 3 round

Shakhtar - Manchester City - 0: 3 (0: 2)

Goals: Silva (30), Leaport (35), Silva (71).

Shakhtar: Pyatov, Matvienko, Krivtsov, Rakitsky, Ismail, Stepanenko, Maicon, Wellington Nem (Bolbat, 69), Kovalenko (Alan Patrick, 62), Fernando (Dentinho, 84), Moraes.

Substitutions: Shevchenko, Khocholava, Butko, Kayode.

Head coach: Paulo Fonseca.

Manchester City: Ederson, Stones (Walker, 80), Otamendi, LaPorte, Mendy, Silva, Fernandinho, De Bruyne (Silva, 69), Sterling, Jesus (Foden, 88), Marez.

Substitutions: Murich, Company, Sane, Aguero.

Head coach: Josep Guardiola.

Referee: Carlos Del Serro (Spain).

Warning: Krivtsov (87) - Otamendi (90 + 4).

October 23. Kharkiv. USC Metalist.

Hoffenheim - Lyon - 3: 3 (1: 1)

Goals: Kramarich (33, 47), Joelinton (90 + 2) - Traore (27), Ndombel (59), Depai (67).

Standings

#

Team

G

W

D

L

GD

О

1.

Manchester City

3

2

0

1

6—3

6

2.

Lyon

3

1

2

0

7—6

5

3.

Hoffenheim

3

0

2

1

6—7

2

4.

Shakhtar

3

0

2

1

4—7

2

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