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UEFA Champions League: FC Shakhtar Donetsk - Manchester City FC Match press kits

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FC Shakhtar DonetskFC Shakhtar DonetskOSK Metalist Stadion - KharkivWednesday 6 December 2017
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Group F - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
26/09/2017GSManchester City FC - FC Shakhtar Donetsk2-0
ManchesterDe Bruyne 48, Sterling 90
FC Shakhtar Donetsk000010010000100102
Manchester City FC110000000000110020

FC Shakhtar Donetsk - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
10/12/2013GSManchester United FC - FC Shakhtar Donetsk1-0
ManchesterJones 67
02/10/2013GSFC Shakhtar Donetsk - Manchester United FC1-1DonetskTaison 76; Welbeck 18
UEFA Champions League
07/11/2012GSChelsea FC - FC Shakhtar Donetsk3-2
LondonTorres 6, Oscar 40, Moses 90+4; Willian 9, 47
23/10/2012GSFC Shakhtar Donetsk - Chelsea FC2-1
DonetskAlex Teixeira 3, Fernandinho 52; Oscar 88
UEFA Champions League
03/11/2010GSFC Shakhtar Donetsk - Arsenal FC2-1
DonetskChygrynskiy 28, Eduardo 45; Walcott 10
19/10/2010GSArsenal FC - FC Shakhtar Donetsk5-1
LondonSong 19, Nasri 42, Fàbregas 60 (P), Wilshere 66, Chamakh 69; Eduardo 82
UEFA Europa League
25/02/2010R32FC Shakhtar Donetsk - Fulham FC1-1
agg: 2-3
DonetskJádson 69; Hangeland 33
18/02/2010R32Fulham FC - FC Shakhtar Donetsk2-1
LondonGera 3, Zamora 63; Luiz Adriano 32
26/02/2009R3Tottenham Hotspur FC - FC Shakhtar Donetsk1-1
agg: 1-3
LondonG. Dos Santos 55; Fernandinho 86
19/02/2009R3FC Shakhtar Donetsk - Tottenham Hotspur FC2-0
DonetskSeleznyov 79, Jádson 88
UEFA Champions League
07/11/2000GS1FC Shakhtar Donetsk - Arsenal FC3-0
DonetskAtelkin 34, Vorobey 57, Bielik 66
20/09/2000GS1Arsenal FC - FC Shakhtar Donetsk3-2
LondonWiltord 45 (P), Keown 85, 90; Bakharev 26, Vorobey 29

Manchester City FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
15/03/2016R16Manchester City FC - FC Dynamo Kyiv0-0
agg: 3-1
24/02/2016R16FC Dynamo Kyiv - Manchester City FC1-3
KyivBuyalskiy 59; Agüero 15, David Silva 40, Touré 90
UEFA Europa League
17/03/2011R16Manchester City FC - FC Dynamo Kyiv1-0
agg: 1-2
ManchesterKolarov 39
10/03/2011R16FC Dynamo Kyiv - Manchester City FC2-0
KyivShevchenko 25, Gusev 77
FC Shakhtar Donetsk642070160000134361821
Manchester City FC321021010000531163

Last updated 24/11/2017 10:20CET

Match background Only this chapter

FC Shakhtar Donetsk hold a clear advantage in the race for second place in Group F, but they still need a draw on matchday six to guarantee themselves progress – and getting that point might be a tall order against a Manchester City FC side who have won all five games, and the section.

• The Ukrainian team were beaten 2-0 in Manchester on matchday two and also lost their most recent fixture, 3-0 at SSC Napoli. Shakhtar nevertheless have nine points, three more than the Italian club, and will be through if they avoid defeat or if Napoli do not win away to Feyenoord, who have lost all five matches.

• City have 15 points, and will finish first. They have scored four goals in each of their away games.

Match background

• The Donetsk side have won both home fixtures so far, beating Napoli 2-1 on matchday one and Feyenoord 3-1.

• Shakhtar are unbeaten at home to English visitors (W4 D2); their most recent experience was a 1-1 draw with City's neighbours Manchester United FC in the 2013/14 group stage.

• The Pitmen's record against Premier League clubs, home and away, is W4 D3 L6.

• Shakhtar are playing their UEFA Champions League home games in Kharkiv this season due to the political situation in Ukraine, and have won only five of their last 14 home matches in the competition proper, group stage to final.

• Márcio Azevedo, Taison and Marlos all called the OSK Metalist Stadion home before joining Shakhtar from FC Metalist Kharkiv.

• Shakhtar are making their seventh group stage appearance in eight seasons and their 12th in total – all since 2000. They have got to the last 16 on three occasions: 2010/11 (when they reached the quarter-finals), 2012/13 and 2014/15.

• In 2016/17, the Ukrainian team lost to BSC Young Boys in the third qualifying round (2-0 home, 0-2 away, 2-4 on penalties). They eventually made it to the UEFA Europa League round of 32, going down to RC Celta de Vigo (1-0 away, 0-2 home aet).

• That Celta defeat ended Shakhtar's five-game winning run at home, and is their only defeat in their last 12 home matches in Europe (W9 D2).

Manchester City
City can join a club of six teams to have won all six games in a UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Raheem Sterling has scored in four successive UEFA Champions League matches.

• Before this season, all four of City's encounters with Ukrainian clubs had involved FC Dynamo Kyiv.

• City's record in Ukraine is W1 L1. They were beaten 2-0 at Dynamo in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League round of 16 (1-2 aggregate) but overcame the same opponents at the same stage of the UEFA Champions League five years later (3-1 away, 0-0 home).

• Their overall record with Ukrainian sides is therefore W3 D1 L1.

• This season, the Citizens have won 4-0 at Feyenoord and 4-2 at Napoli.

• City did not win away in last season's competition, losing at AS Monaco FC (1-3) and FC Barcelona (0-4) and drawing at Celtic FC (3-3) and VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (1-1). They have won just three of their last nine European away fixtures (D3 L3).

• The Barcelona match was City's biggest European defeat, home or away.

 • Third in last season's Premier League, City are making a sixth successive UEFA Champions League appearance – they have progressed to the round of 16 or beyond in each of the last four campaigns. On the only other occasion they won their group, 2015/16, they got as far as the semi-finals.

• Last term, Guardiola's men came second in their section and lost on away goals to Monaco in the last 16 (5-3 home, 1-3 away).

Coach and player links
• Shakhtar's record European defeat was a 7-0 loss at Guardiola's FC Bayern München in the 2014/15 round of 16. The Pitmen lost four of their five fixtures against Barcelona when Guardiola was in charge, including the 2009 UEFA Super Cup (0-1).

• Fernandinho was a Shakhtar player between 2005 and 2013 when he left for City, scoring 31 goals in 183 league outings. He was named Ukraine's Premier League player of the year in 2007/08, and amassed six league titles, four Ukrainian Cups and the 2008/09 UEFA Cup.

• Fernandinho's Shakhtar team-mates included Darijo Srna, Andriy Pyatov, Yaroslav Rakitskiy, Serhiy Kryvtsov, Taras Stepanenko and Taison.

• On 2 May 2012, Fernandinho scored the winner in Shakhtar's 2-1 victory over Marlos's Metalist Kharkiv.

• İlkay Gündoğan was in the Borussia Dortmund side that beat Shakhtar 3-0 in their UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg on 5 March 2013. Pyatov, Srna, Rakitskiy, Taison and Fernandinho featured for the visitors.

• Olexandr Zinchenko came through the ranks at Shakhtar but departed for City in July 2016 without making a senior appearance.

• Yaya Touré played for FC Metalurh Donetsk from 2003 to 2005, losing both games against Shakhtar.

• Danilo, Nicolás Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala played under current Shakhtar coach Paulo Fonseca at FC Porto in 2013/14.

• International team-mates:
Taison, Fred & Fernandinho (Brazil)
Andriy Pyatov, Yaroslav Rakitskiy, Serhiy Kryvtsov, Taras Stepanenko, Viktor Kovalenko & Olexandr Zinchenko (Ukraine)

Match facts

• Darijo Srna is serving a suspension.

• Shakhtar have won nine of their last 11 home matches, losing one and drawing one.

• The Pitmen have already lost two home league games this season – they have not suffered more than two home defeats in a single campaign since 2006/07.

• Facundo Ferreyra has scored nine goals in his last nine games for Shakhtar, and has 13 in the Ukrainian Premier League this season – the same as he managed in the whole of 2016/17.

• Bernard has struck six in his last nine outings in all competitions, and his haul of five in the Ukrainian Premier League this term is already his best return in five seasons at the club.

Manchester City
• Kevin De Bruyne will miss the game against Shakhtar through suspension.

• City are on a club record 13-match winning run in the Premier League, beating West Ham United FC 2-1 on Sunday.

• Guardiola's side have won 21 of their 22 fixtures this season, including the penalty shoot-out victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in the English League Cup on 24 October. Everton FC are the only team to have avoided defeat, drawing 1-1 at City on 21 August.

• City are 28 games unbeaten in all competitions (W25 D3, with that shoot-out classed as a win) since the 2-1 loss to Arsenal FC in the FA Cup semi-finals on 23 April.

• Gabriel Jesus has scored 15 goals in his 24 Premier League games.

• Raheem Sterling had scored late winning goals in each of City's three games before the West Ham win. He has 13 goals in 20 appearances for the club, already his highest total in a single season.

• De Bruyne is on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or. The winner will be announced on 7 December.

• John Stones has not featured since picking up a hamstring injury against Leicester City FC on 18 November.

• Benjamin Mendy was ruled out for several months after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on 23 September.


Squad list Only this chapter

FC Shakhtar Donetsk - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
26Mykyta ShevchenkoUKR26/01/199324 - ----1---11-
30Andriy PyatovUKR28/06/198433 - --5-17-53-104-
54Yevgen GrytsenkoUKR05/02/199522 - ----------
55Oleh KudrykUKR17/10/199621 - ----------
2Bohdan ButkoUKR13/01/199126 - --4-8-4-7-
4Serhiy KryvtsovUKR15/03/199126 - ----822-102
5David KhocholavaGEO08/02/199324 - --3-4-3-6-
18Ivan OrdetsUKR08/07/199225 - --5-11-7-20-
31IsmailyBRA11/01/199027 - --5-16111-321
33Darijo SrnaCRO01/05/198235S--1-8-63414610
44Yaroslav RakitskiyUKR03/08/198928 - --4-14-461753
66Márcio AzevedoBRA05/02/198631 - ----4-5-10-
69Danylo SahutkinUKR19/04/199621 - ----------
6Taras StepanenkoUKR08/08/198928 - --5-15-252475
7TaisonBRA13/01/198829 - --511412627714
8FredBRA05/03/199324 - --5-15221-361
9DentinhoBRA19/01/198928 - --4-13171212
10BernardBRA08/09/199225 - --52155222405
11MarlosUKR07/06/198829 - --521781725810
17Maksym MalyshevUKR24/12/199224 - ------2-241
21Alan PatrickBRA13/05/199126 - --2-1312-2-
34Ivan PetriakUKR13/03/199423 - --1-8-1-12-
59Oleksandr ZubkovUKR03/08/199621 - --1-2-1-1-
67Oleksandr PikhalonokUKR07/05/199720 - ----1-----
74Viktor KovalenkoUKR14/02/199621 - --3-1618-265
19Facundo FerreyraARG14/03/199126 - --521813112267
99Gustavo Blanco LeschukARG05/11/199126 - ----111--21
-Paulo FonsecaPOR05/03/197344 - --5---5-29-
Manchester City FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Claudio BravoCHI13/04/198334 - ----1-9-11-
31EdersonBRA17/08/199324 - --5-15-15-17-
32Daniel GrimshawENG16/01/199819 - ----------
49Arijanet MuricMNE07/11/199819 - ----------
2Kyle WalkerENG28/05/199027 - --4-14-7-32-
3DaniloBRA15/07/199126 - --3-7-341431
4Vincent KompanyBEL10/04/198631 - ----6-452884
5John StonesENG28/05/199423 - --4312-114164
15Eliaquim MangalaFRA13/02/199126 - --1-4-311474
22Benjamin MendyFRA17/07/199423 - --1-4-10-20-
24Tosin AdarabioyoENG24/09/199720 - ------1-2-
30Nicolás OtamendiARG12/02/198829 - --51143401562
45Demeaco DuhaneyENG13/10/199819 - ----------
58Charlie OliverENG17/11/199720 - ----------
64Joel LatibeaudiereENG06/01/200017 - ----------
79Edward FrancisENG11/09/199918 - ----------
7Raheem SterlingENG08/12/199422 - --54139289419
8İlkay GündoğanGER24/10/199027 - --4-9-303404
17Kevin De BruyneBEL28/06/199126S--511542854711
18Fabian DelphENG21/11/198928 - --4-1019-111
19Leroy SanéGER11/01/199621 - --4-14693164
20Bernardo SilvaPOR10/08/199423 - --5-131232353
21David SilvaESP08/01/198631 - --4-1525478414
25FernandinhoBRA04/05/198532 - --4-15268711216
42Yaya TouréCIV13/05/198334 - --1-2-6888710
47Phil FodenENG28/05/200017 - --1---1-1-
55Brahim DíazESP03/08/199918 - --1---1-1-
65Matthew SmithWAL22/11/199918 - ----------
82Jacob DavenportENG28/12/199818 - ----------
84Sadou DialloENG10/01/199918 - ----------
89Taylor RichardsENG04/12/200017 - ----------
10Sergio AgüeroARG02/06/198829 - --4211958298851
33Gabriel JesusBRA03/04/199720 - --521485252
43Lukas NmechaENG14/12/199818 - ----------
74Luke BoltonENG07/10/199918 - ----------
-Josep GuardiolaESP18/01/197146 - --5---98-105-

Last updated 06/12/2017 10:20CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Paulo Fonseca

Date of birth: 5 March 1973
Nationality: Portuguese
Playing career: FC Barreirense, Leça FC, CF Os Belenenses, CS Marítimo, Vitória SC, CF Estrela da Amadora
Coaching career: CF Estrela da Amadora (youth), SU 1º Dezembro, Odivelas FC, CD Pinhalnovense, CD Aves, FC Paços de Ferreira (twice), FC Porto, SC Braga, FC Shakhtar Donetsk

• A central defender during his playing days, he was signed by Porto in 1995/96 but never trained or played for the Dragons as he was immediately loaned to Leça; eventually moved to Vitória Guimarães after further spells with Belenenses and Marítimo.

• Hung up his boots aged 32 at Estrela da Amadora and started coaching the club's youth teams the following season before taking his first senior job at fourth-tier SU 1º Dezembro in 2007.

• Impressed by guiding third division Pinhalnovense to the quarter-finals of the Portuguese Cup in 2009/10 and 2010/11, when his side lost 2-0 away to Porto.

• Assumed the reins at Aves and steered the northern club to third place in the second division and another cup quarter-final, prompting Paços de Ferreira to appoint him. Rewarded that faith by earning a third-place finish in 2012/13, Paços's best-ever placing in the Portuguese top flight, and a UEFA Champions League play-off berth.

• On 10 June 2013 he signed a two-year deal to coach champions Porto, but left the following March. After a return to Paços de Ferreira, led Braga to fourth place in the league and victory in the Portuguese Cup in 2015/16 before replacing the long-serving Mircea Lucescu as Shakhtar coach; won a league and cup double in his first campaign in Ukraine.


Josep Guardiola

Date of birth: 18 January 1971
Nationality: Spanish
Playing career:
FC Barcelona, Brescia Calcio (twice), AS Roma, al-Ahly Club, Dorados de Sinola
Coaching career:
FC Barcelona B, FC Barcelona, FC Bayern München, Manchester City FC

• Known as 'Pep', he came up through Barcelona's youth ranks to win six Spanish Liga titles, one European Champion Clubs' Cup, a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and two Copa del Rey trophies from 1990 to 2001. Also had spells with Brescia, Roma, al-Ahly in Doha and Mexico's Dorados de Sinola before ending his playing career in 2006. Won 40 caps and Olympic footballing gold with Spain in 1992, but missed the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups through injury.

• Having coached Barcelona's B team, he took charge of the senior side in 2008 and won the UEFA Champions League, Spanish Liga and Copa del Rey in his first season. In the process he became the sixth man to have lifted the European Cup as player and coach.

• That was just the beginning of a glorious four-season spell which yielded 14 trophies. In his second campaign, Guardiola steered Barcelona to a second Liga title as well as the Spanish and UEFA Super Cups and the FIFA Club World Cup. Even more sucess followed in 2010/11 as Barcelona completed a hat-trick of Spanish titles and, for the second time under Guardiola, got the better of Manchester United FC in the UEFA Champions League final.

• In his final season, 2011/12, Guardiola's team won the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup once more before he signed off his reign with a second Copa del Rey triumph. After a year's break, Guardiola took charge of Bayern in June 2013, replacing Jupp Heynckes.

• Collected the UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, German Cup and, with a record seven games to spare, the Bundesliga title in his first season in Germany. Secured his second successive Bundesliga title the following season, and Bayern again dominated domestically in 2015/16, but all three of Guardiola's UEFA Champions League campaigns in Bavaria ended in the semi-finals. Opted for a new challenge at Manchester City in summer 2016 but his first year in charge produced Guardiola's first trophy-less campaign as a coach.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeBenoît Bastien (FRA)
  • Assistant refereesHicham Zakrani (FRA) , Frédéric Haquette (FRA)
  • Additional assistant refereesBenoît Millot (FRA) , Jérôme Miguelgorry (FRA)
  • Fourth officialJulien Pacelli (FRA)
  • UEFA DelegateThibault De Gendt (BEL)
  • UEFA Referee observerPatrick Kelly (IRL)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Benoît Bastien17/04/1983328

Benoît Bastien

Referee since: 2001
First division: 2011
FIFA badge: 2014

Tournaments: 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

UEFA Champions League matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

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DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
20/10/2016UELGSManchester United FCFenerbahçe SK4-1Manchester
16/02/2017UELR32KAA GentTottenham Hotspur FC1-0Ghent
19/10/2017UELGSFK Crvena zvezdaArsenal FC0-1Belgrade

Last updated 05/12/2017 03:14CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

FC Shakhtar DonetskFixtures and results
18/07/2017LeagueFC Vorskla Poltava (A)W 3-0Ferreyra 27, Marlos 66, Alan Patrick 90+3
22/07/2017LeagueFC Dynamo Kyiv (H)L 0-1
29/07/2017LeagueFC Stal Kamianske (A)W 2-1Taison 45, Blanco Leschuk 90+5
05/08/2017LeagueFC Illychivets Mariupil (H)W 3-1Bernard 7, Marlos 42, Kryvtsov 67
12/08/2017LeagueFC Olexandriya (A)W 2-1Fred 41, Ferreyra 60
19/08/2017LeagueFC Olimpik Donetsk (H)W 2-0Ferreyra 20, Marlos 57 (P)
27/08/2017LeagueNK Veres Rivne (A)W 2-1Marlos 55, Dentinho 88
09/09/2017LeagueFC Zorya Luhansk (H)W 3-1Kryvtsov 32, Opanasenko 69 (og), Bernard 89
13/09/2017UCLSSC Napoli (H)W 2-1Taison 15, Ferreyra 58
17/09/2017LeagueFC Chornomorets Odesa (A)D 0-0
23/09/2017LeagueFC Zirka Kropyvnytskyi (A)W 4-2Ferreyra 13, 45, Marlos 44, Kovalenko 90+5
26/09/2017UCLManchester City FC (A)L 0-2
01/10/2017LeagueFC Karpaty Lviv (H)W 2-0Ferreyra 7, Fedetskiy 65 (og)
13/10/2017LeagueFC Vorskla Poltava (H)W 3-2Marlos 21, Ferreyra 36, 82
17/10/2017UCLFeyenoord (A)W 2-1Bernard 24, 54
22/10/2017LeagueFC Dynamo Kyiv (A)D 0-0
25/10/2017CupFC Zorya Luhansk (A)W 4-3 aetFerreyra 73, 90+1, Kovalenko 98 ET, Blanco Leschuk 116 ET
28/10/2017LeagueFC Stal Kamianske (H)D 1-1Ferreyra 14
01/11/2017UCLFeyenoord (H)W 3-1Ferreyra 14, Marlos 17, 68
05/11/2017LeagueFC Illychivets Mariupil (A)W 3-1Ferreyra 30, Marlos 45+1, Bernard 56
17/11/2017LeagueFC Olexandriya (H)L 1-2Bernard 18
21/11/2017UCLSSC Napoli (A)L 0-3
25/11/2017LeagueFC Olimpik Donetsk (A)W 4-2Ferreyra 6, 39 (P), Bernard 57, Fred 74
29/11/2017CupNK Veres Rivne (H)W 4-0
02/12/2017LeagueNK Veres Rivne (H)W 2-0Marlos 49 (P), Ferreyra 75
06/12/2017UCLManchester City FC (H)
10/12/2017LeagueFC Zorya Luhansk (A)
17/02/2018LeagueFC Chornomorets Odesa (H)
24/02/2018LeagueFC Zirka Kropyvnytskyi (H)
03/03/2018LeagueFC Karpaty Lviv (A)
1FC Shakhtar Donetsk181332371642
2FC Dynamo Kyiv171151371238
3FC Vorskla Poltava18846211728
4NK Veres Rivne185103201325
5FC Olimpik Donetsk17674201825
6FC Zorya Luhansk18594292424
7FC Illychivets Mariupil17557192420
8FC Olexandriya18396182118
9FC Zirka Kropyvnytskyi18459102017
10FC Chornomorets Odesa18378122616
11FC Karpaty Lviv1728792714
12FC Stal Kamianske182610112512
Manchester City FCFixtures and results
12/08/2017LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (A)W 2-0Agüero 70, Dunk 75 (og)
21/08/2017LeagueEverton FC (H)D 1-1Sterling 82
26/08/2017LeagueAFC Bournemouth (A)W 2-1Jesus 21, Sterling 90+7
09/09/2017LeagueLiverpool FC (H)W 5-0Agüero 24, Jesus 45+6, 53, Sané 77, 90+1
13/09/2017UCLFeyenoord (A)W 4-0Stones 2, 63, Agüero 10, Jesus 25
16/09/2017LeagueWatford FC (A)W 6-0Agüero 27, 31, 81, Jesus 37, Otamendi 63, Sterling 89 (P)
20/09/2017CupWest Bromwich Albion FC (A)W 2-1Sané 3, 77
23/09/2017LeagueCrystal Palace FC (H)W 5-0Sané 44, Sterling 51, 59, Agüero 79, Delph 89
26/09/2017UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (H)W 2-0De Bruyne 48, Sterling 90
30/09/2017LeagueChelsea FC (A)W 1-0De Bruyne 67
14/10/2017LeagueStoke City FC (H)W 7-2Jesus 17, 55, Sterling 19, David Silva 27, Fernandinho 60, Sané 62, Bernardo Silva 79
17/10/2017UCLSSC Napoli (H)W 2-1Sterling 9, Jesus 13
21/10/2017LeagueBurnley FC (H)W 3-0Agüero 30 (P), Otamendi 73, Sané 75
24/10/2017CupWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)D 0-0 (aet, 4-1 pens)
28/10/2017LeagueWest Bromwich Albion FC (A)W 3-2Sané 10, Fernandinho 15, Sterling 64
01/11/2017UCLSSC Napoli (A)W 4-2Otamendi 34, Stones 48, Agüero 69, Sterling 90+2
05/11/2017LeagueArsenal FC (H)W 3-1De Bruyne 19, Agüero 50 (P), Jesus 74
18/11/2017LeagueLeicester City FC (A)W 2-0Jesus 45, De Bruyne 49
21/11/2017UCLFeyenoord (H)W 1-0Sterling 88
26/11/2017LeagueHuddersfield Town FC (A)W 2-1Agüero 47 (P), Sterling 84
29/11/2017LeagueSouthampton FC (H)W 2-1De Bruyne 47, Sterling 90+6
03/12/2017LeagueWest Ham United FC (H)W 2-1Otamendi 57, David Silva 83
06/12/2017UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (A)
10/12/2017LeagueManchester United FC (A)
13/12/2017LeagueSwansea City AFC (A)
16/12/2017LeagueTottenham Hotspur FC (H)
19/12/2017CupLeicester City FC (A)
23/12/2017LeagueAFC Bournemouth (H)
27/12/2017LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)
31/12/2017LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)
02/01/2018LeagueWatford FC (H)
14/01/2018LeagueLiverpool FC (A)
20/01/2018LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)
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10/02/2018LeagueLeicester City FC (H)
24/02/2018LeagueArsenal FC (A)
03/03/2018LeagueChelsea FC (H)
10/03/2018LeagueStoke City FC (A)
17/03/2018LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (H)
31/03/2018LeagueEverton FC (A)
07/04/2018LeagueManchester United FC (H)
14/04/2018LeagueTottenham Hotspur FC (A)
21/04/2018LeagueSwansea City AFC (H)
28/04/2018LeagueWest Ham United FC (A)
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13/05/2018LeagueSouthampton FC (A)
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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FC Shakhtar Donetsk

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group F - Group Standings
    Manchester City FC550013315
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk5302789
    SSC Napoli52031096
    Matchday 1 (13/09/2017)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 SSC Napoli
    1-0 Taison 15, 2-0 Ferreyra 58, 2-1 Milik 72 (P)
    Pyatov, Stepanenko, Taison, Fred, Bernard, Marlos (77 Kovalenko), Ordets (92 Khocholava), Ferreyra (88 Dentinho), Ismaily, Srna, Rakitskiy
  • Matchday 2 (26/09/2017)
    Manchester City FC 2-0 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
    1-0 De Bruyne 48, 2-0 Sterling 90
    Pyatov, Butko, Stepanenko, Taison, Fred (91 Kovalenko), Bernard (89 Petriak), Marlos (78 Dentinho), Ordets, Ferreyra, Ismaily, Rakitskiy
  • Matchday 3 (17/10/2017)
    Feyenoord 1-2 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
    1-0 Berghuis 8, 1-1 Bernard 24, 1-2 Bernard 54
    Pyatov, Butko, Stepanenko, Taison, Fred, Bernard (70 Kovalenko), Marlos (92 Zubkov), Ordets, Ferreyra (77 Khocholava), Ismaily, Rakitskiy
  • Matchday 4 (01/11/2017)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk 3-1 Feyenoord
    0-1 N. Jørgensen 12, 1-1 Ferreyra 14, 2-1 Marlos 17, 3-1 Marlos 68
    Pyatov, Butko, Khocholava, Stepanenko, Taison, Fred, Bernard (72 Alan Patrick), Marlos, Ordets, Ferreyra (89 Dentinho), Ismaily
  • Matchday 5 (21/11/2017)
    SSC Napoli 3-0 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
    1-0 Insigne 56, 2-0 Zieliński 81, 3-0 Mertens 83
    Pyatov, Butko, Stepanenko (70 Alan Patrick), Taison, Fred, Bernard, Marlos (79 Dentinho), Ordets, Ferreyra, Ismaily, Rakitskiy
  • Matchday 6 (06/12/2017)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk-Manchester City FC

Manchester City FC

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (13/09/2017)
    Feyenoord 0-4 Manchester City FC
    0-1 Stones 2, 0-2 Agüero 10, 0-3 Jesus 25, 0-4 Stones 63
    Ederson, Walker, Stones, Agüero (60 Sterling), De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, David Silva (67 Delph), B. Mendy, Fernandinho (72 Sané), Otamendi, Jesus
  • Matchday 2 (26/09/2017)
    Manchester City FC 2-0 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
    1-0 De Bruyne 48, 2-0 Sterling 90
    Ederson, Walker, Stones, Agüero (85 Bernardo Silva), De Bruyne, Delph, Sané, David Silva (81 Gündoğan), Fernandinho, Otamendi, Jesus (55 Sterling)
  • Matchday 3 (17/10/2017)
    Manchester City FC 2-1 SSC Napoli
    1-0 Sterling 9, 2-0 Jesus 13, 2-1 Diawara 73 (P)
    Ederson, Walker, Stones, Sterling (70 Bernardo Silva), De Bruyne, Delph, Sané, David Silva (76 Gündoğan), Fernandinho, Otamendi, Jesus (87 Danilo)
  • Matchday 4 (01/11/2017)
    SSC Napoli 2-4 Manchester City FC
    1-0 Insigne 21, 1-1 Otamendi 34, 1-2 Stones 48, 2-2 Jorginho 62 (P) , 2-3 Agüero 69, 2-4 Sterling 90+2
    Ederson, Danilo, Stones, Sterling, Gündoğan (71 David Silva), Agüero (76 Bernardo Silva), De Bruyne, Delph, Sané (90 Jesus), Fernandinho, Otamendi
  • Matchday 5 (21/11/2017)
    Manchester City FC 1-0 Feyenoord
    1-0 Sterling 88
    Ederson, Walker, Danilo, Sterling (91 Díaz), Gündoğan, Agüero, Mangala, De Bruyne (64 Jesus), Bernardo Silva, Otamendi, Touré (75 Foden)
  • Matchday 6 (06/12/2017)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk-Manchester City FC

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Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?

• In 2012/13, Chelsea became the first defending champions to fail to get through a group stage since the UEFA Champions League began. (This record, like the others, includes the seasons between 1999/2000 and 2002/03 that featured a second group stage). In 1992/93, Barcelona were the reigning European Champion Clubs' Cup holders and lost 4-3 on aggregate in the second round to CSKA Moskva.

• In 2016/17 Real Madrid became the first team to successfully defended the UEFA Champions League trophy, with Milan (1989, 1990) the previous club to win consecutive European Cups. Milan (1994, 1995), Ajax (1995, 1996), Juventus (1996, 1997) and Manchester United (2008, 2009) have all returned to the UEFA Champions League final as holders only to lose.

• Lazio goalkeeper Marco Ballotta is the oldest player to compete in the UEFA Champions League having featured against Real Madrid on matchday six in 2007/08 aged 43 years and 252 days. Alessandro Costacurta is the oldest outfield player; the Milan defender was 40 years and 211 days when he played against AEK Athens in 2006/07.

• Francesco Totti is the oldest player to score in the competition, aged 38 years and 59 days, in Roma's 1-1 draw at CSKA Moskva on 25 November 2014. Ryan Giggs (37 years 290 days) was the previous record holder.

• Celestine Babayaro is the youngest player to have appeared; he was 16 years and 87 days when he started for Anderlecht against Steaua Bucureşti on 23 November 1994. He was sent off in the 37th minute.

• Peter Ofori-Quaye is the youngest player to have scored in the UEFA Champions League, aged 17 years and 195 days. He found the net in Olympiacos's 5-1 defeat at Rosenborg on 1 October 1997.

• Lionel Messi became the first player to score five goals in a match in Barcelona's 7-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen on 7 March 2012, a feat matched by Shakhtar Donetsk's Luiz Adriano at BATE Borisov on 21 October 2014. Eleven more players, also including Messi, have scored four times in a game, most recently Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid CF on matchday six in 2015/16.

• Cristiano Ronaldo set a new record for a UEFA Champions League stage with 11 goals in 2015/16, eclipsing his own mark of nine goals in 2013/14, which Luiz Adriano matched in 2014/15. Lionel Messi got ten goals in 2016/17; Zlatan Ibrahimović (2013/14), Ruud van Nistelrooy (2004/05), Filippo Inzaghi and Hernán Crespo (both 2002/03) managed eight.

• Messi's hat-trick on matchday three of the 2016/17 competition was his seventh in the competition, a record Ronaldo matched against Club Atlético de Madrid in the 2016/17 semi-finals.

• Barcelona have finished as group winners on 18 occasions, three more than Real Madrid and four more than Manchester United and FC Bayern München.

• Bayern München (2 April 2013 to 27 November 2013) and Real Madrid (23 April 2014 to 18 February 2015) jointly hold the record for successive wins in the UEFA Champions League proper with ten. Bayern surpassed the previous mark of nine, set by Barcelona between 18 September 2002 and 18 February 2003.

• Six teams have recorded six successive victories in a UEFA Champions League group stage: Milan (1992/93), Paris Saint-Germain (1994/95), Spartak Moskva (1995/96), Barcelona (2002/03, first group stage) and Real Madrid (2011/12 and 2014/15).

• Nineteen teams have gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without picking up a single point, most recently Club Brugge KV and GNK Dinamo Zagreb in 2016/17.

• Borussia Dortmund set a new group stage record by scoring 21 goals in 2016/17, eclipsing the old mark of 20 by Manchester United (1998/99), Barcelona (2011/12, 2016/17) and Real Madrid (2013/14).

• Only Deportivo La Coruña (2004/05), Maccabi Haifa (2009/10) and Dinamo Zagreb (2016/17) have failed to score in a group stage.

• BATE Borisov conceded 24 goals in 2014/15, a new record which was matched by Legia Warszawa in 2016/17. The previous mark, 22, was held by Dinamo Zagreb (2011/12) and Nordsjælland (2012/13); Malmö FF shipped 21 in 2015/16.

• No team has ever gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without conceding a goal. Milan (1992/93), Ajax (1995/96), Juventus (1996/97 and 2004/05), Chelsea (2005/06), Liverpool (2005/06), Villarreal (2005/06), Manchester United (2010/11), Monaco (2014/15) and Paris Saint-Germain (2015/16) all let in just one.

• Before their 3-1 win against Sporting Clube de Portugal on matchday six of the 2006/07 campaign, Spartak Moskva went 22 games without a victory in the competition, a mark FCSB surpassed on matchday six in 2013/14.

• RSC Anderlecht hold the unwanted record for successive defeats in the competition, group stage to final, having lost 12 in a row between December 2003 and November 2005. GNK Dinamo Zagreb are next with 11 consecutive losses on two occasions, from September 2011 to December 2012 and again from 29 September 2015 onwards.

• The lowest total for a team qualifying from the group stage is six points: Zenit in 2013/14 and AS Roma in 2015/16. Since three points for a win was introduced in 1995/96, eight teams have made it through with seven points: Legia Warszawa (1995/96), Dynamo Kyiv (1999/2000), Liverpool (2001/02), Lokomotiv Moskva and eventual finalists Juventus (both 2002/03), Rangers and Werder Bremen (2005/06) and Basel 1893 (2014/15).

• Napoli failed to qualify from their group with 12 points in 2013/14, the highest total of any team not to reach the next stage when the top two in each section progressed. Dynamo Kyiv (1999/2000), Borussia Dortmund (2002/03 – both second group stage), PSV Eindhoven (2003/04), Olympiacos and Dynamo Kyiv (both 2004/05), Werder Bremen (2006/07), Manchester City (2011/12), Chelsea and CFR 1907 Cluj (both 2012/13), Benfica (2013/14) and FC Porto (2015/16) all missed out with ten points.

• Only two teams have ever won the UEFA Champions League on home soil: Borussia Dortmund (1997, final in Munich) and Juventus (1996, final in Rome), while Manchester United lost the 2011 final in London and 12 months later Bayern were beaten in the showpiece in their own stadium, the Fußball Arena München.


Team facts Only this chapter

FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Nickname: Hirnyky (The Pitmen)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup (1): 2009
• UEFA Super Cup: (2009)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
Ukrainian league title: 10 (2017)
USSR/Ukrainian Cup: 15 (2017)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
round of 16
group stage
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Cup winners (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
group stage

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
5-0: Shakhtar v KAA Gent
20/10/16, UEFA Europa League group stage
5-0: Shakhtar v FC BATE Borisov
05/11/14, UEFA Champions League group stage
5-0: Shakhtar v FC Basel 1893
26/11/08, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Biggest away win
0-7: FC BATE Borisov v Shakhtar
21/10/14, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
three times, most recently v Paris Saint-Germain
30/09/15, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: FC Bayern München v Shakhtar
11/03/15, round of 16 second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
5-0: Shakhtar v FC BATE Borisov (see above for details)
5-0: Shakhtar v FC Basel 1893 (see above for details)

• Biggest away win
0-7: FC BATE Borisov v Shakhtar (see above for details)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3 three times, most recently v Paris Saint-Germain (see above for details)

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: FC Bayern München v Shakhtar (see above for details)


Manchester City FC
Formed: 1894
Nickname: The Citizens

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1970

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 4 (2014)
FA Cup: 5 (2011)
League Cup: 4 (2016)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
round of 16
round of 16
round of 16
group stage
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 16
2009/10: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2008/09: UEFA Cup quarter-finals
did not take part in UEFA club competition

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
5-0: Manchester City v The New Saints FC
14/08/03, UEFA Cup qualifying round first leg
5-0: Manchester City v K. Lierse SK
26/11/69, European Cup Winners' Cup second round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-5: FC Steaua Bucureşti v Manchester City
16/08/16, UEFA Champions League play-offs, first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Manchester City v FC Bayern München
02/10/13, UEFA Champions League group stage
0-2: Manchester City v FC Barcelona
18/02/14, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: FC Barcelona v Manchester City
19/10/16, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
Manchester City v VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach
14/09/16, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-4: Feyenoord v Manchester City FC
13/09/17, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Manchester City v FC Bayern München (see above for details)
0-2: Manchester City v FC Barcelona (see above for details)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: FC Barcelona v Manchester City (see above for details)



The all-time record of the competing clubs in UEFA club competition.

UEFA club competition: These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in UEFA club competition defined as European Champion Clubs' Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup Winner's Cup UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Intertoto Cup and European/South American Cup. Matches in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 1972 Super Cup are not included as they were not held under UEFA auspices, while the FIFA Club World Cup is excluded.

Match officials

UCL: Total matches officiated in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, group stage to final only. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.

UEFA: Total matches officiated in UEFA club competition including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.


Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Competition stages

  • F: Final
  • GS: Group stage
  • GS1: First group stage
  • GS2: Second group stage
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • R1: First round
  • R2: Second round
  • R3: Third round
  • R4: Fourth round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • QF: Quarter-finals
  • R16: round of 16
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • R32: Round of 32
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 1st: first leg
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 2nd: second leg
  • FT: Final tournament
  • PO: Play-off
  • ELITE: Elite round
  • Rep: Replay
  • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
  • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
  • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • f: Match forfeited


  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • UCLQ: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances in the qualifying rounds and play-offs only
  • UCL: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances from group stage onwards prior to current matchday
  • UCL: Total appearances in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, group stage to final only
  • UEFA: All-time total appearances in UEFA club competition including qualifying
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on