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Manchester City star Mahrez's impressive Champions League impact

6:35 AM MYT 19/09/2019
Riyad Mahrez Manchester City 2018-19
The Algeria international got a goal and an assist as the Citizens silenced the Ukrainian Premier League side before their home fans
Riyad Mahrez has now been directly involved in six goals in seven Champions League appearances for Manchester City after an alluring display to defeat Shakhtar Donetsk.

Pep Guardiola’s men ran out 3-0 winners against the Ukrainians in Wednesday’s Champions League game despite playing without John Stones and Aymeric Laporte.

The Algeria international was making his seventh appearance for the Citizens in the competition, and marked that occasion with the opening goal thanks to Ilkay Gundogan’s assist.

In the 38th minute, Mahrez turned provider for Gundogan’s goal by playing in the German after Rodri’s cross-field ball found him.

While Gabriel Jesus rounded off an easy win for the English side, the Algerian’s contribution takes his tally for goals and assists in the Champions League to six.

The former Leicester City man was on parade from start to finish as Manchester City sit in second position behind Dinamo Zagreb in Group C on an inferior goal difference.

They will hope to get back to winning ways in the Premier League when they welcome Watford on Saturday, while Shakhtar look to extend their seven-game domestic winning streak at Desna.