Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Team News, Probable Lineups & Best Dream 11 Combination

Etihad Stadium

A rampant Manchester City side host Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk in Matchday 2 of the UEFA Champions League at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday. Goals from John Stones (2), Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus handed Manchester City a comfortable 4-0 win against Feyenoord on Matchday 1. Shakhtar, on the other hand, registered an impressive 2-1 win against Serie A leaders Napoli in Kharkiv thanks to goals from Taison and Facundo Ferreyra.

Lets get straight into the Team News.

 

Manchester City Team News

Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan have been left out of the Manchester City squad for this match due to injury. Recent reports coming out of England have indicated that Benjamin Mendy has travelled to see a knee specialist in Barcelona after hobbling off in the first half against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Danilo is expected to replace him in the starting XI. Gabriel Jesus, who was rested on the weekend, is expected to slot straight back into the City lineup.

Predicted starting XI (4-3-3): Éderson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Danilo; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, D. Silva; B. Silva/Sane, Agüero, Jesus.

 

Shakhtar Donetsk Team News

Players and fans of Shakhtar Donetsk were left stunned earlier in the week when it was revealed that their captain Darijo Srna had tested positive for a banned substance. He has taken a temporary leave of absence and has not travelled with the squad to Manchester. Bohdan Butko is expected to take his place in the starting XI.

Predicted starting XI (4-2-3-1): Pyatov; Butko, Rakitskiy, Ordets, Ismaily; Stepanenko, Fred; Marlos, Taison, Bernard; Ferreyra.

 

Also Read: Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid: Team News, Probable Lineups & Best Dream 11 Combination

 

Best Dream 11 Team

This is the best Dream 11 combination according to me for this match.

 

 

Note: Keep checking the following Twitter Accounts for the confirmed team lineups before the deadline.

 

 

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