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Pick And Share Man City Side To Dispatch Shakhtar Donetsk

 • by Andrew Gibney
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Manchester City have already booked their place in the knockout stage. With 15 points, 13 goals and just three conceded, they take on Shakhtar Donetsk knowing top spot is guaranteed.

Their Ukrainian opponents are in a fight with Napoli for second. Three points ahead of the Italian side, they know a draw at home will be enough to cause a massive upset.

Usually, with the Manchester derby ahead this weekend, you would expect wholesale changes to Pep Guardiola’s team, but with City’s winning run extending to 20 after the 2-1 victory over West Ham, they won’t want to let it slip just yet.

Manchester City Team News

Kevin De Bruyne – Out (Suspended)

Benjamin Mendy – Out (knee)

John Stone – Out (hamstring)

Manchester City’s recent form

Man City 3-1 Arsenal

Leicester 0-2 Man City

Man City 1-0 Feyenoord (Champions League)

Huddersfield 1-2 Man City

Man City 2-1 Southampton

Man City 2-1 West Ham

Manchester City’s key stats

  • Only Barcelona (89.3%) have completed more accurate passes than Man City in the Champions League – 89.1%
  • Raheem Sterling has scored in his last four Champions League games, making him the club’s top marksmen in this competition
  • With an average of five shots per game, Sergio Agüero ranks third in the Champions League

Our unique algorithm has predicted the Man City side it believes is most likely to start, but you can also give it a go yourself.

Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick the XI players you would choose, and you can also see their stats per 90 minutes once you’ve picked them.

When you’re happy with your team, press confirm and you’ll be able to share it with your friends via social media.

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