Manchester City v Shakhtar Donetsk: Champions League – live!

Man City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Silva, Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Sterling.
Subs: Muric, Danilo, Gundogan, Aguero, Delph, Sane, Otamendi.

Shakhtar Donetsk: Pyatov, Matviyenko, Kryvtsov, Rakitskiy, Ismaily, Stepanenko, Maycon, Taison, Kovalenko, Bolbat, Junior Moraes.
Subs: Shevchenko, Butko, Khocholava, Kayode, Dentinho, Alan Patrick, Wellington Nem.

Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)

Just in case you didn’t realise, last night was an absolutely vintage Champions League evening: last year’s finalists were comprehensively beaten in Belgrade, there was a last-minute winner at Wembley, there were even, enthralling draws between European superpowers, there was a spectacular goal in appallingly brilliant weather and don’t tell me you didn’t smile a little when you heard Thierry Henry’s Monaco lost 4-0 at home to Club Brugge.

At a time when certain bigger clubs are discussing breaking away and forming a European Super League in order to line their pockets even more (and bore us to tears), this was the perfect advert for not doing so. The Champions League might have its flaws, but it is still a beautiful thing. Just listen to this last night at the San Siro.

San Siro nessa noite de @ChampionsLeague

Buzzing for tonight! ?? #mancity

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