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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Man City: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

1:45 PM EDT 10/23/18
Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City
The English champions travel to Ukraine in a battle where both sides will be seeking to clinch victory that could secure their spot in the last 16

Manchester City will travel to Ukraine to face Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday evening, following a 5-0 thumping of Burnley  in the Premier League at the weekend.

The English champions currently occupy second place in Group F with French side Lyon placing first, and will need to register victory against the Ukrainian side if they want to boost their chances of progressing to the last 16 phase.

Pep Guardiola's side lost to Lyon in their opening group stage game but bounced back with a dramatic win over last-placed Hoffenheim  in their most recent European outing.

Game Shakhtar Donetsk vs Man City
Date Tuesday, October 23
Time 8pm BST / 3pm EST

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US), the game can be  watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .

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US TV channel Online stream
Univision En Vivo fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on BT Sport 3 and streamed via BT Sport Live.

UK TV channel Online stream
BT Sport 3 BT Sport Live

Squads & Team News


Position Shakhtar Donetsk players
Goalkeepers Shevchenko, Pyatov, Kudryk
Defenders Butko, Kryvtsov, Khocholava, Ordets, Matviyenko, Ismaily, Rakitskiy
Midfielders Stepanenko, Taison, Bentinho, Marlos, Patrick, Nem, de Andrade Barberan, Robson, Totovytskiy, Bolbat, Kovalenko, Danchenko, Dos Santos Pedro
Forwards Kayode, Moraes

Taison is still recovering from a knee injury sustained in the 1-1 draw against Zorya Luhansk on October 7 and will not feature in the match against Man City.

Shakhtar Donetsk XI: Pyatov, Matviyenko, Kryvtsov, Rakitskiy, Ismaily, Fernando, Stepanenko, Maycon, Wellington Nem, Kovalenko, Junior Moraes

Position Man City players
Goalkeepers Ederson, Grimshaw, Muric
Defenders Walker, Kompany, Stones, Laporte, Mendy, Otamendi
Midfielders De Bruyne, B. Silva, D. Silva, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Zinchenko, Foden, Diaz
Forwards Jesus, Sterling, Sane, Aguero

Kevin De Bruyne will make his first start for City since August after making his return from a knee injury off the bench on Saturday against Burnley.

Kyle Walker only makes the bench after returning from international duty with England having picked up a groin injury, while Danilo has not travelled with the squad following an ankle injury sustained during Brazil duty.

Fabian Delph and Ilkay Gundogan have also been left out of the squad, and second-choice Claudio Bravo remains sidelined with a long-term injury.

Man City XI: Ederson; Laporte, Otamendi, Stones, Mendy; Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Silva; Mahrez, Sterling, Jesus 


Betting & Match Odds


Man City are priced at odds of winning 4/11 according to  bet 365 , while a draw is available at 5/1. A win for the Shakhtar is priced at 7/1.

Click here to see all of bet 365's offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more .


Match Preview


Guardiola's side will be shifting their focus to the Champions League this weekend after their 5-0 win over Burnley solidified their status as Premier League table-toppers, level on points with Liverpool but ahead on goal difference.

Manchester City are currently second Group F and will want to win against Shakhtar Donetsk to secure a top-two spot, falling behind to Hoffenheim in their last Champions League fixture 1-0 but the likes of Sergio Aguero and David Silva both netting to claim the victory.

The Ukrainian side have drawn both of their Champions League ties so far and will be buoyed by the form of new arrival Junior Moraes, who has netted 12 goals in 15 matches so far this campaign.

Shakhtar Donetsk will have a strong chance of progressing to the knockout phase of the tournament, however, should they manage to defeat Manchester City at home on Tuesday.

The two sides previously met in last year's Champions League with both sides winning their home fixture in the group stage.

Shakhtar are unbeaten in eight meetings with English opponents at home, while City have registered victory just once in three attempts in Ukraine – losing last season's away fixture 2-1.