Donetsk “Shakhtar” in the third round of the group stage of the Champions League projected’t be able to compete with the champion of England “Manchester city”.
The big personnel problems forced head coach of “Shakhtar” Paulo Fonseca is actively experimenting with the composition. For the first time in the starting lineup for the Champions League match Kovalenko took, Him and Fernando, respectively replacing Alan Patrick, Marlos and taison.
From the first seconds of “Shakhtar” expected had to fend off an active attack man city. Miraculously, the owners of the third of the match, kept his goal intact. Slaughter points are not implemented BOM Jesus, Mahrez (twice) and Silva who open an account prevented the rod.
On 30 minutes the ball bounced off Stepanenko himself at the feet of Silva, and that scathing attack first struck the net. Five minutes later, the British doubled their advantage – Stepanenko after a corner not follow the Laporte, who could put the ball into the near corner.
In the first half Shakhtar a few times getting to the free-kick man city. The Pitmen did not cause any impact to the goal from Ederson and created a few half chances after a corner kick from Rakitskiy.
After the break, Manchester city slowed down, but chances Pyatov continued to occur with the critical for Shakhtar regularity. Before crushing score in the 71st minute brought Bernardo Silva, the Portuguese took the loss of Alan Patrick midfield and bounced off the post without chances for the goalkeeper sent the ball into the net.
Shakhtar in the second half, played boldly on the vigilance of Ederson checked ismaily, Fernando from a good position failed to hit the target, and Moraes in injury time failed to punish the goalkeeper for the error at the output.
The next match in the Champions League Shakhtar will take place on the 7th of November on the road against Manchester city.
Shakhtar Vs Manchester City 0:3
Goals: D. Silva, 30, Laporte, 35, B. Silva, 71
Hoffenheim – Lyon 3:3
Goals: Kramaric, 35, 47, Robinton, 90+2 – Traore, 27, Ntombela, 59, Depay, 67
Standings: Manchester city – 6, Lyon – 5, Shakhtar – 2, Hoffenheim – 2.
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