Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Aguero ruled out "for a few weeks"

By Ric Turner, Mon 25 November 2019 15:31

Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Aguero ruled out "for a few weeks"Blues will qualify for the last 16 if they avoid defeat at the Etihad

Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Competition: UEFA Champions League

Date: 8.00pm, Tuesday 26th November 2019

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Referee: Slavko Vincic  Assistants: T Klancnik, A Kovacic Fourth Official: R Obrenovic

Odds:City 1/6, Draw 7/1, Shakhtar 16/1. See more Champions League odds.

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TV: BT Sport

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Ederson, Carson, Grimshaw, Angelino, Cancelo, Garcia, Mendy, Otamendi, Stones, Walker, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Foden, Gundogan, Mahrez, Rodri, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Jesus

Injured: Laporte, Sane, Zinchenko, Aguero

Doubtful: None

Suspended: Bravo

Form guide: WWDLW

Shakhtar Donetsk

Manager: Luis Castro

Squad (from): Shevchenko, Pyatov, Butko, Kryvtsov, Khocholava, Matviyenko, Ismailly, Dodo, Stepanenko, Taison, Marcos Antonio, Dentinho, Tete, Konoplyanka, Solomon, Kovalenko, Alan Patrick, Totovytskyi, Bolbat, Junior Moraes, Boryachuk

Injured: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: Marlos

Form guide: DWDWW

Sergio Aguero has been ruled out "for a few weeks" with the thigh injury sustained in Saturday's victory against Chelsea. Gabriel Jesus is likely to lead the line in Aguero's absence, and Guardiola was full of praise for the young Brazilian striker in Tuesday's press conference.

“It is tough for Jesus but he is so humble and accepts the situation,” Guardiola said.

“It is not news when a player is not happy when he doesn’t play. I understand that, but what is important is training. Gabriel never fails in one training session.

“He’s a guy who says he wants to improve. He listens a lot, feels bad if he doesn't play or score but I admire him. Gabriel is excellent, he plays good in games and sessions.”

City's last home game against Shakhtar ended in a 6-0 victory, with Gabriel Jesus netting a hatrick, and David Silva, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling also netting for the Blues. Overall City have won 4 of the 5 games played against Shakhtar, with one draw.

Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Angelino, Gundogan, Foden, De Bruyne, Mahrez, B Silva, Jesus

Score prediction: City 3 Shakhtar 0