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Montrelle Montesinos | 07 Diciembre, 2017, 01:27

Bernard and Ismaily scored to send Shakhtar Donetsk through as Group F runner-up after a 2-1 home win against already-qualified Manchester City at Metalist Stadium.

Shakhtar Donetsk coach Paulo Fonseca is preparing for one of his toughest challenges as Manchester City visit in the Champions League.

The 34-year-old Ivorian midfielder has played less of a front-line role this season as young guns Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus have helped fire City to the top of the Premier and Champions League tables.

Mourinho suggested Guardiola was being less than truthful by expressing doubts about the fitness of David Silva and hinted Wenger had done the same with regard to Alexandre Lacazette prior to United's 3-1 win at Arsenal on Saturday.

Aguero stepped up to tuck home the spot-kick but time was almost up and there could be no late fightback. He is injured but he will play for sure.

And it was clear the Ukrainians had more riding on this game from the off.

Pep Guardiola said in his pre-match presser that he wants his team to win this game, but that doesn't mean he'll go with a really strong team.

John Stones and Benjamin Mendy are both injured but youngsters Phil Foden, Brahim Diaz, Tosin Adarabioyo and goalkeeper Danny Grimshaw have been included.

Mourinho nourished the hostility, villainously jabbing his finger in the eye of Guardiola's assistant, the late Tito Vilanova, during a Spanish Super Cup match in 2011.

For their opponents, a draw would guarantee Shakhtar a place in the round of 16 and even a defeat would be enough for the Ukrainian side provided Napoli don't beat Feyenoord.

And now, according to the Daily Mail, Mourinho is confident of landing the left-back for £50 million before the start of next season, either in January or over the summer.

With Mark Noble absent, Fernandes proved what he can alongside Pedro Obiang and Cheikhou Kouyate, and it is difficult to see Moyes moving away from that trio if they all remain fit and available.

United fell behind late in the first half when Vitinho's shot from Mario Fernandes's cut-back struck team-mate Alan Dzagoev on its way into the net.

"The Champions League is probably the best competition in the world".