Man City get great win

After loss against Lyon City faced tough situation with two next group stage games were away against Hoffenheim and Shakhtar. But with two in a row win Guardiola side now are top of group. In game against Shakhtar they get convincing 3-0 win. City played with back three Stones, Otamendi, Laporte and used Mendy as wing back. Fernardinho, David Silva, De Bruyne played as midfielders and Sterling, Jesus, Mahrez as attackers. City first 15 minutes passed ball without threatening Shakhtar defense. Only problems City had was miscommunication on right side between Mahrez, De Bruyne and Stones which resulted once in dangerous quick attack from Ukrainian side. But after 15 minutes City started create dangerous attacks mainly from left side were combined Mendy, Sterling and David Silva. Sterling with his dribbling was able to enter box on multiple times and David Silva with his passing was able to progress ball to attack and create most chances in a team and from Mendy cross Mahrez shot from 12-13 meters and Shakhtar defender saved ball from line. City also had great chance after Shakhtar corner on quick attack but Mahrez missed a chance. Also David Silva hit a post after Mahrez pass from right with Gabriel Jesus missing after rebound. After combination on left Mendy passed to Jesus, Brazilian made a shot which was blocked and ball was deflected to David Silva who scored volley goal. City created multiple chances before half time but goal came from corner, De Bruyne delivery find Laporte who scored easy header. Belgian was poor in this game clearly struggling after return from injury. David Silva was best City player he was setting tempo for attacks and clearly connected Sterling, Jesus with rest of a team. Mahrez wasn’t as creative but he had multiple chances which Algerian missed or on one occasion was saved by defender from line after he beat goalkeeper. Man City in second half played on counterattacks and ceded possession to Ukrainian side. Sterling on one attack wasn’t able to control ball and failed to have one vs one against goalkeeper also David Silva shot was blocked by defender and Mahrez missed a little bit near post shot. City scored on counter attack from Bernardo Silva great shot after Mahrez pass. This was first touches from Portuguese after he came on pitch for De Bruyne. Also Sterling on last minutes hit a bar. Shakhtar created two chances in last minutes when score was 3-0. City get easy win and are in total control of their destiny in group stage with good chance to finish first.


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