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

UEFA Champions League - 2018/19 SeasonMatch press kits

FC Shakhtar DonetskFC Shakhtar DonetskOSK Metalist Stadion - KharkivTuesday 23 October 2018
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Group F - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
06/12/2017GSFC Shakhtar Donetsk - Manchester City FC2-1
KharkivBernard 26, Ismaily 32; Agüero 90+2 (P)
26/09/2017GSManchester City FC - FC Shakhtar Donetsk2-0
ManchesterDe Bruyne 48, Sterling 90
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Manchester City FC110010010000210132

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 Donetsk752070160000145362022
Manchester City FC321031020000631275

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Match background Only this chapter

Shakhtar Donetsk will be looking for a repeat of last season's result as they again welcome a Manchester City side whose Group F campaign belatedly kicked into gear on matchday two.

• The Ukrainian champions have drawn their first two games and are third in the section, one place and one point behind City, who got off the mark with a late winner last time out.

Previous meetings
• The teams were paired together for the first time in the 2017/18 group stage, when home sides held the upper hand.

• City were 2-0 winners in Manchester on matchday two, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling scoring at the start and end of the second half to secure the points.

• Josep Guardiola's side travelled to Ukraine for their final fixture with a place in the round of 16 already assured, but looking to make it six wins out of six in the section. Instead Shakhtar secured their own place in the knockout stages with a 2-1 victory, goals from Bernard and Ismaily proving enough despite Sergio Agüero's added-time penalty.

Highlights: Lyon 2-2 Shakhtar Donetsk

Form guide
• The Ukrainian club's first two games both finished 2-2, Shakhtar twice coming from behind to draw with Hoffenheim on matchday one – the latter's UEFA Champions League debut – before letting slip a two-goal lead at Lyon.

• Shakhtar qualified as winners of the Ukrainian league, claiming the title for the 11th time in 2017/18, when they completed a domestic double for the second season in succession.

• Quarter-finalists in 2010/11, Shakhtar reached the last 16 of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League, losing to Roma on away goals (2-1 home, 1-0 away).

• Shakhtar won all four of their home matches in last season's competition, beating Napoli, Feyenoord and City in the group stage.

• The Donetsk club have lost only one of their last 15 home matches in Europe (W11 D3). They have not kept a clean sheet, however, in any of the last six.

• The Ukrainian side have got out of their group in three of their last five participations.

• Shakhtar are unbeaten at home to English visitors (W5 D2); the Pitmen's record against Premier League clubs, home and away, is W5 D3 L6.

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Manchester City
• Having opened with an unexpected 2-1 loss at home to Lyon, City won by the same scoreline at Hoffenheim in their second fixture, David Silva scoring the winning goal in the 87th minute.

• Josep Guardiola's side finished 19 points clear in the English Premier League last season, picking up a record 100 points – although there was frustration as their European campaign ended against familiar opponents, domestic rivals Liverpool running out 5-1 aggregate winners in the quarter-final.

• City have won two of their last four European away games, losing the other two.

• The Manchester club picked up six points away from home in last season's group stage, winning at Feyenoord (4-0) and Napoli (4-2) before being beaten at Shakhtar.

• City have won only two of their last seven European matches, home and away – losing the other five.

• The Citizens' best UEFA Champions League performance was reaching the 2015/16 semi-finals; this is their eighth consecutive appearance in the group stage.

• City's record in Ukraine is W1 L2, the victory a 3-1 success at Dynamo Kyiv in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League round of 16.

Links and trivia
• Shakhtar's record European defeat was a 7-0 loss at Guardiola's 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 Andriy Pyatov, Yaroslav Rakitskiy, Serhiy Kryvtsov, Taras Stepanenko, Taison, Alan Patrick and Dentinho.

• In March 2018 Olarenwaju Kayode moved to Shakhtar from City on loan, which was made permanent on 8 June 2018.

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

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

• International team-mates:
Taison, Ismaily & Fernandinho, Ederson, Danilo, Gabriel Jesus (Brazil)
Andriy Pyatov, Yaroslav Rakitskiy, Serhiy Kryvtsov, Taras Stepanenko, Viktor Kovalenko, Marlos, Bohdan Butko, Ivan Ordets, Mykola Matviyenko & Olexandr Zinchenko (Ukraine)

Latest news

• Shakhtar began this season with a 1-0 loss to Dynamo Kyiv in the Ukrainian Super Cup on 21 July.

• That and the 1-0 loss against the same opponents in Kyiv on 3 August are the only domestic games Shakhtar have lost this season.

• The Pitmen are undefeated in their last 11 games in all competitions, winning 1-0 against Desna Chernihiv on Friday thanks to Maycon's 88th-minute free-kick. Shakhtar had had Olarenwaju Kayode sent off midway through the second half.

• Shakhtar have scored 26 goals in their last nine league games, conceding five.

• The Desna win was Andriy Pyatov's 400th game for Shakhtar.

• Summer arrival Júnior Moraes has scored 12 goals in 15 games for Shakhtar in all competitions.

• Pyatov, Yaroslav Rakitskiy, Mykola Matviyenko, Taras Stepanenko and Marlos all started Ukraine's 1-0 defeat of the Czech Republic on 16 October that secured them first place in Group B1 of the UEFA Nations League.

• David Khocholava played all of Georgia's 3-0 victory in Latvia that sealed promotion to League C.

• Viktor Kovalenko scored Ukraine's final goal in a 3-1 home defeat of Scotland in 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying on 12 October.

• Captain Taison injured a knee in the 1-1 draw with Zorya on 7 October and is expected to miss the City game; Ivan Ordets has not played this season because of a thigh complaint.

Manchester City
• City were 5-0 winners at home to Burnley on Saturday, their second win by that scoreline in their last four Premier League matches, and their fifth successive clean sheet in the league. The English champions have conceded only three goals in their first nine Premier League games this season.

• The matchday one loss at home to Lyon is City's only defeat in their last 19 matches in all competitions (W15 D3), since a 2-1 loss at home to Liverpool in last season's UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg.

• City ensured they would be top of the Premier League on goal difference heading into the international break with a 0-0 draw at Liverpool on 7 October, although they might have had all three points had Riyad Mahrez not missed a late penalty. The Algerian international has nevertheless scored four goals in his last five domestic games, including one against Burnley.

• City won the FA Community Shield for the fifth time overall – and the first since 2012 – with a 2-0 defeat of Chelsea at Wembley on 5 August, Sergio Agüero scoring both goals.

• Bernardo Silva scored Portugal's winning goal in a 3-2 UEFA Nations League victory in Poland on 11 October.

• The same day, Phil Foden marked his debut with two assists in England's 7-0 win against Andorra to book a place in next summer's UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

• On 15 October Raheem Sterling scored his first international goals in 26 appearances, striking twice in England's 3-2 UEFA Nations League win in Spain and therefore doubling his tally for his country. Kyle Walker was a late substitute.

• Benjamin Mendy played at Liverpool having been out since 9 September due to a foot injury.

• İlkay Gündoğan (hamstring) has not played since matchday two while Fabian Delph (knock) and Danilo (ankle) are also carrying injuries.

• Kevin De Bruyne suffered a knee injury in training on 15 August, returning as a 58th-minute substitute against Burnley.

• Claudio Bravo faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after sustaining an Achilles problem on 20 August.


Squad list Only this chapter

FC Shakhtar Donetsk - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Oleksii ShevchenkoUKR24/02/199226 - ----1---7-
30Andriy PyatovUKR28/06/198434 - --2-11-58-109-
55Oleh KudrykUKR17/10/199622 - ----------
68Anatolii TrubinUKR01/08/200117 - ----------
2Bohdan ButkoUKR13/01/199127 - --1-7-8-11-
4Serhiy KryvtsovUKR15/03/199127 - --1-5-4-122
5David KhocholavaGEO08/02/199325 - --1-915-8-
18Ivan OrdetsUKR08/07/199226 - ------10-23-
22Mykola MatviyenkoUKR02/05/199622 - --1-511-3-
31IsmailyBRA11/01/199028 - --2110-162373
44Yaroslav RakitskiyUKR03/08/198929 - --2-81511803
6Taras StepanenkoUKR08/08/198929 - --2-122302525
7TaisonBRA13/01/198830 - --2-1123128214
9DentinhoBRA19/01/198929 - ----1-81222
11MarlosUKR07/06/198830 - --2-1262226310
21Alan PatrickBRA13/05/199127 - --2-11-5-5-
23Wellington NemBRA06/02/199226 - ----6-2-10-
27MayconBRA15/07/199721 - --211212121
28Marquinhos CiprianoBRA09/02/199919 - ----2-----
29Andriy TotovytskiyUKR20/01/199325 - ----3-----
50Serhiy BolbatUKR13/06/199325 - --1-311-6-
71Maxym ChekhUKR03/01/199919 - ----------
74Viktor KovalenkoUKR14/02/199622 - --2-5112-305
94Oleg DanchenkoUKR01/08/199424 - ----7---1-
99FernandoBRA01/03/199919 - --1-1021-1-
8Olarenwaju KayodeNGA08/05/199325 - --1-4-1-135
10Júnior MoraesBRA04/04/198731 - --2212101543213
-Paulo FonsecaPOR05/03/197345 - --2---16-42-
Manchester City FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
31EdersonBRA17/08/199325 - --2-9-21-23-
32Daniel GrimshawENG16/01/199820 - ----------
49Arijanet MuricSUI07/11/199819 - ----------
2Kyle WalkerENG28/05/199028 - --2-7112-37-
3DaniloBRA15/07/199127 - ------371461
4Vincent KompanyBEL10/04/198632 - --1-4-482914
5John StonesENG28/05/199424 - --2-6-144194
14Aymeric LaporteFRA27/05/199424 - --2-9110-441
15Eliaquim MangalaFRA13/02/199127 - ------321484
22Benjamin MendyFRA17/07/199424 - ----6-10-20-
30Nicolás OtamendiARG12/02/198830 - --1-3-441602
77Cameron HumphreysENG22/08/199820 - ----------
7Raheem SterlingENG08/12/199423 - --2-74339469
8İlkay GündoğanGER24/10/199027 - --2-61375476
17Kevin De BruyneBEL28/06/199127 - ----2-3155011
18Fabian DelphENG21/11/198928 - --1-2-11-131
19Leroy SanéGER11/01/199622 - --2-82163234
20Bernardo SilvaPOR10/08/199424 - --2193294415
21David SilvaESP08/01/198632 - --21725988915
25FernandinhoBRA04/05/198533 - --2-9174711816
26Riyad MahrezALG21/02/199127 - --2-93114114
35Oleksandr ZinchenkoUKR15/12/199621 - ----1-5-5-
47Phil FodenENG28/05/200018 - ----4-3-3-
55Brahim DíazESP03/08/199919 - ------3-3-
10Sergio AgüeroARG02/06/198830*--219663329354
33Gabriel JesusBRA03/04/199721 - --1-81104104
74Luke BoltonENG07/10/199919 - ----------
-Josep GuardiolaESP18/01/197147 - --2---105-112-

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Head coach Only this chapter

Paulo Fonseca

Date of birth: 5 March 1973
Nationality: Portuguese
Playing career: Barreirense, Porto, Leça (loan), Belenenses (loan), Marítimo (loan), Vitória SC, Estrela da Amadora
Coaching career: Estrela da Amadora (youth), 1º Dezembro, Odivelas, Pinhalnovense, Aves, Paços de Ferreira (twice), Porto, Braga, 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 loan 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 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 each of his first two campaigns in Ukraine.


Josep Guardiola

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

• 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 47 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. 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 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 and, though the first year in charge produced Guardiola's first trophy-less campaign as a coach, he and City delivered in style in 2017/18, racking up 100 points in winning the Premier League and adding the English League Cup.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeCarlos Del Cerro (ESP)
  • Assistant refereesJuan Yuste (ESP) , Roberto del Palomar (ESP)
  • Additional assistant refereesJuan Martinez Munuera (ESP) , Santiago Jaime Latre (ESP)
  • Fourth officialTeodoro Sobrino (ESP)
  • UEFA DelegateDavid McDowell (SVN)
  • UEFA Referee observerAlexandru Deaconu (ROU)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Carlos Del Cerro13/03/1976724

Carlos Del Cerro Grande

First division: 2011
FIFA badge: 2013

Tournaments: N/A


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

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
15/02/2018UELR32AEK Athens FCFC Dynamo Kyiv1-1Athens

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

FC Shakhtar DonetskFixtures and results
25/07/2018LeagueDesna (A)W 2-0Júnior Moraes 31, Marlos 55
29/07/2018LeagueFC Arsenal Kyiv (H)W 3-0Júnior Moraes 10, Fernando 32, Taison 37
03/08/2018LeagueFC Dynamo Kyiv (A)L 0-1
11/08/2018LeagueFC Vorskla Poltava (H)W 4-1Marlos 50, Stepanenko 59, Khocholava 62, Júnior Moraes 74
18/08/2018LeagueFC Lviv (A)W 2-0Marlos 21, Bolbat 90
24/08/2018LeagueFC Olimpik Donetsk (A)W 5-2Marlos 11, Júnior Moraes 17, 33, 75, Stepanenko 42
01/09/2018LeagueFC Mariupol (H)W 2-0Júnior Moraes 43, Dawa 56 (og)
15/09/2018LeagueFC Olexandriya (A)W 2-0Marlos 26, Kovalenko 87
19/09/2018UCLTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (H)D 2-2Ismaily 27, Maycon 81
23/09/2018LeagueFC Chornomorets Odesa (H)W 3-0Júnior Moraes 57, Trubochkin 59 (og), Taison 82
28/09/2018LeagueFC Karpaty Lviv (A)W 6-1Rakitskiy 13, Fernando 26, Júnior Moraes 29, Marlos 35, Borodai 45+1 (og), Matviyenko 79
02/10/2018UCLOlympique Lyonnais (A)D 2-2Júnior Moraes 44, 55
07/10/2018LeagueFC Zorya Luhansk (H)D 1-1Júnior Moraes 38
19/10/2018LeagueDesna (H)W 1-0Maycon 88
23/10/2018UCLManchester City FC (H)
27/10/2018LeagueFC Arsenal Kyiv (A)
31/10/2018CupFC Olimpik Donetsk (H)
03/11/2018LeagueFC Dynamo Kyiv (H)
07/11/2018UCLManchester City FC (A)
11/11/2018LeagueFC Vorskla Poltava (A)
23/11/2018LeagueFC Lviv (H)
27/11/2018UCLTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (A)
01/12/2018LeagueFC Olimpik Donetsk (H)
08/12/2018LeagueFC Mariupol (A)
12/12/2018UCLOlympique Lyonnais (H)
23/02/2019LeagueFC Olexandriya (H)
02/03/2019LeagueFC Chornomorets Odesa (A)
09/03/2019LeagueFC Karpaty Lviv (H)
16/03/2019LeagueFC Zorya Luhansk (A)
1FC Shakhtar Donetsk12101131631
2FC Dynamo Kyiv1292115429
3FC Olexandriya12813181125
4FC Vorskla Poltava12606111418
5FC Mariupol12525161917
6FC Olimpik Donetsk12435151815
7FC Zorya Luhansk12354141214
8FC Lviv12354111314
9Desna 12417121713
10FC Karpaty Lviv12246122010
11FC Chornomorets Odesa122379169
12FC Arsenal Kyiv122197217
Manchester City FCFixtures and results
12/08/2018LeagueArsenal FC (A)W 2-0Sterling 14, Bernardo Silva 64
19/08/2018LeagueHuddersfield Town FC (H)W 6-1Agüero 25, 35, 75, Jesus 31, David Silva 48, Kongolo 84 (og)
25/08/2018LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (A)D 1-1Laporte 69
01/09/2018LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)W 2-1Sterling 8, Walker 52
15/09/2018LeagueFulham FC (H)W 3-0Sané 2, David Silva 21, Sterling 47
19/09/2018UCLOlympique Lyonnais (H)L 1-2Bernardo Silva 67
22/09/2018LeagueCardiff City FC (A)W 5-0Agüero 32, Bernardo Silva 35, Gündoğan 44, Mahrez 67, 89
25/09/2018CupOxford United (A)W 3-0Jesus 36, Mahrez 78, Foden 90+2
29/09/2018LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (H)W 2-0Sterling 29, Agüero 65
02/10/2018UCLTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (A)W 2-1Agüero 8, David Silva 87
07/10/2018LeagueLiverpool FC (A)D 0-0
20/10/2018LeagueBurnley FC (H)W 5-0Agüero 17, Bernardo Silva 54, Fernandinho 56, Mahrez 83, Sané 90
23/10/2018UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (A)
29/10/2018LeagueTottenham Hotspur FC (A)
01/11/2018CupFulham FC (H)
04/11/2018LeagueSouthampton FC (H)
07/11/2018UCLFC Shakhtar Donetsk (H)
11/11/2018LeagueManchester United FC (H)
24/11/2018LeagueWest Ham United FC (A)
27/11/2018UCLOlympique Lyonnais (A)
01/12/2018LeagueAFC Bournemouth (H)
04/12/2018LeagueWatford FC (A)
08/12/2018LeagueChelsea FC (A)
12/12/2018UCLTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (H)
15/12/2018LeagueEverton FC (H)
22/12/2018LeagueCrystal Palace FC (H)
26/12/2018LeagueLeicester City FC (A)
30/12/2018LeagueSouthampton FC (A)
03/01/2019LeagueLiverpool FC (H)
14/01/2019LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)
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20/04/2019LeagueTottenham Hotspur FC (H)
27/04/2019LeagueBurnley FC (A)
04/05/2019LeagueLeicester City FC (H)
12/05/2019LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion 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
    Olympique Lyonnais2110434
    Manchester City FC2101333
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk2020442
    TSG 1899 Hoffenheim2011341
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2018)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
    0-1 Grillitsch 6, 1-1 Ismaily 27, 1-2 Nordtveit 38, 2-2 Maycon 81
    Pyatov, Butko, Khocholava, Stepanenko, Taison, Júnior Moraes, Marlos, Alan Patrick (76 Maycon), Ismaily, Rakitskiy, Bolbat (57 Kovalenko)
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2018)
    Olympique Lyonnais 2-2 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
    0-1 Júnior Moraes 44, 0-2 Júnior Moraes 55, 1-2 Dembélé 70, 2-2 Dubois 72
    Pyatov, Kryvtsov, Stepanenko, Taison, Júnior Moraes (83 Kayode), Marlos (91 Fernando), Alan Patrick (75 Kovalenko), Matviyenko, Maycon, Ismaily, Rakitskiy
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2018)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk-Manchester City FC
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2018)
    Manchester City FC-FC Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2018)
    TSG 1899 Hoffenheim-FC Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2018)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk-Olympique Lyonnais

Manchester City FC

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2018)
    Manchester City FC 1-2 Olympique Lyonnais
    0-1 Cornet 26, 0-2 Fekir 43, 1-2 Bernardo Silva 67
    Ederson, Walker, Stones, Sterling (76 Mahrez), Gündoğan (55 Sané), Laporte, Delph, Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Fernandinho, Jesus (63 Agüero)
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2018)
    TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 1-2 Manchester City FC
    1-0 Belfodil 1, 1-1 Agüero 8, 1-2 David Silva 87
    Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Sterling (75 Mahrez), Gündoğan (68 Bernardo Silva), Agüero, Laporte, Sané, David Silva, Fernandinho, Otamendi (64 Stones)
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2018)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk-Manchester City FC
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2018)
    Manchester City FC-FC Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2018)
    Olympique Lyonnais-Manchester City FC
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2018)
    Manchester City FC-TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

Last updated 17/10/2018 14:42CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?

Overall records
• 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 defend the UEFA Champions League trophy, with AC 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.

• Real Madrid then made it three wins in a row in 2017/18, becoming the fourth club to win three or more successive titles in European Cup history, and the first to do it twice.

• 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.

Group stage
• Barcelona have finished as group winners on 19 occasions, four more than Real Madrid and Manchester United and five more than 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).

• Twenty teams have gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without picking up a single point, most recently Benfica in 2017/18.

• In 2017/18, Paris Saint-Germain set a new group stage record by scoring 25 goals, with Liverpool (23) also eclipsing the old mark of 21 set by Borussia Dortmund in 2016/17. Manchester United (1998/99), Barcelona (2011/12, 2016/17) and Real Madrid (2013/14) all managed 20.

• 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 group stage 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 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), Paris Saint-Germain (2015/16) and Barcelona (2017/18) all let in just one.

• Before their 3-1 win against Sporting CP 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.

• 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. Dinamo Zagreb are next with 11 consecutive losses on two occasions, from September 2011 to November 2012 and ongoing since September 2015.

• The lowest total for a team qualifying from the group stage is six points: Zenit in 2013/14 and 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 (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 Cluj (both 2012/13), Benfica (2013/14) and Porto (2015/16) all missed out with ten points.

Goalscoring records
• 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 on matchday six in 2015/16.

• Cristiano Ronaldo set a new record for a UEFA Champions League group stage with 11 goals in 2015/16, eclipsing his own mark of nine in 2013/14, which Luiz Adriano matched in 2014/15 and Ronaldo himself equalled in 2017/18. 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 against PSV Eindhoven on matchday one of the 2018/19 competition was his eighth in the competition, one more than Ronaldo.

Oldest and youngest players
• 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.


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: 11 (2018)
USSR/Ukrainian Cup: 16 (2018)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2017/18: round of 16
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)

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
5-0 three times, most recently v Gent
20/10/16, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Biggest away win
0-7: 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: Bayern München v Shakhtar
11/03/15, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
5-0 twice, most recently v BATE Borisov
05/11/14, group stage

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

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

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


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: 5 (2018)
FA Cup: 5 (2011)
League Cup: 5 (2018)

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

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
5-0 twice, most recently v The New Saints
14/08/03, UEFA Cup qualifying round first leg

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

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

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: 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 Borussia Mönchengladbach
14/09/16, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-4 twice, most recently v Basel
13/02/18, round of 16 first leg

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

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



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