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UEFA Champions League: Shakhtar Donetsk to cross swords with Man City

The Round 1 group stage game will take place in Kharkiv, September 18; the kick-off is slated for 10 p.m. Kyiv time
10:46, 18 September 2019

Ukraine's Federation of Football

Shakhtar Donetsk and Manchester City will stand toe-to-toe in the game of Round 1 of the group stage of UEFA Champions League. The fixture will take place at Metalist stadium in Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine.  

It's the third season in a row that Shakhtar and Manchester City face each other in UEFA Champions League. 

Dynamo Zagreb and Atalanta will play another game in the League's Group C tonight. 

Related: Dynamo Kyiv wins Super Cup of Ukraine, defeating Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1

The Mountaineers played the principal game against Zorya Luhansk last weekend. Luis Castro's men lost the first half, but recovered, got its act together and took the victory from the opponent. Taison suffered a minor head injury, but he's fine now; he could show up against Citizens tonight.

City's last weekend went south when Guardiola's team lost to Norwich 3-1; besides, defenseman John Stones suffered an injury that would not let him resume playing for three or four weeks.

Related: Yevhen Konoplyanka goes to Shakhtar Donetsk FC

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