It is not much analysis that will get from this game, which will remembered to a great extent the absurd penalty awarded to Manchester City in the first half. The city completely controls team F, although a delayed goal for Hoffenheim in Lyon means that City is not eligible for victory tonight. An amazing 2-2 draw for Hoffenheim in fact, who returned from 2-0 down to 10 men. These are the things.
Exact game for Gabriel Jesus – stayed inconsistent this season but scored a hat tonight, twice taking the responsibility of the point before using his new confidence to win a keen chip to death. Pep Guardiola will be pleased.
Elsewhere, there were good performances by David Silva, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte, while Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sané will be completely resting on Sunday's Manchester Derby. A perfect night for the city.
You can read Paul Wilson's fight report here. Cheerio!
Raheem Sterling speaks for the controversial penalty of the first half:
I went to chips the ball and I do not know what happened next. Turn the turf. I do not think I felt any contact. Discover the comment and apologize to Shakhtar.
We needed the victory to keep the pressure on others. The defeat in Lyon was a wake-up call and in the Champions League, these things can happen. "
Ohm, City fans would not be happy to hear that Manchester United took the lead in Juventus, though its own goals. Scenes!
Full-time: Manchester City 6-0 Shakhtar Donetsk
Nothing exists between the two sides.
TARGET! Manchester City 6-0 Shakhtar Donetsk (Gabriel Jesus 90 + 2 – hat-trick!)
Hat-trick for Gabriel Jesus, but suicide defends Shakhtar: Mahrez takes Rakitskiy's pocket, sends Gabriel Jesus to goal and the Brazilian simply plays the ball on the net on the Netto. An exquisite lobe. It was not the most complete performance from Gabriel Jesus, but only his tragic lost three times. So he can not complain.
90 minutes: Two minutes were added here. I suggest that you head to Juventus against Manchester United because Juan Mata scored a free kick to equalize for Jose Mourinho.
88 minutes: The city could have scored another couple since my last update. Mahrez, who is now on the left, crosses a dream ball behind Shakhtar's defense, and Piatoff pulls out and almost arrives there. Ismaily cleans and is a good job to do, otherwise Sterling would have an open goal.
85 minutes: The irony is that from these substitutions, Shakhtar was probably the best side. But by imposing a larger attack, Shakhtar left holes in the back. Counterfeit city with three-one-one. Gabriel Jesus feeds Gudgogan, who has a wonderful cross to the Mairres and the rear track. Algerian gets the ball on his chest, lets the ball bounce and pulls the ball over Pyatov at the nearby pole. The goalkeeper would probably get better.
TARGET! Manchester City 5-0 Shakhtar Donetsk (Mahrez 85)
Mahrez threatens this all night. That is now 20 goals in the last five games in the league, they have only given one at that time. That would be the biggest win of the Champions League ever.
81 minutes: Whatever happened to Ederson's hair, I do not like it.
79 minutes: Shakhtar has a free kick, about 30 yards from the goal. Following the hits of free clubs such as Alex, Ronald Koeman and David Luiz, Rakitskiy pulls out and strikes a wonderful attempt at the top of the corner, but Ederson makes his first major night's savings.
77 minutes: Fernandinho, who had taken over the captain's armband when Silva went, left for Delph. A former Shakhtar player hits both supporters.
Shakhtar also makes a double change: Taison comes for Alan Patrick (who sounds like he could be found by Beswick but is actually Brazilian) and Maycon is coming for Wellington Nem.
75 minutes: Is there anyone who can make a stepover as effortless as Mahrez? The wing runs on Ismaily, makes some lollipops, but shoots wide.
74 minutes: David Silva's work is done for the evening. A goal, a helping hand, cheerfulness. Gundogan comes in lukewarm applause.
TARGET! Manchester City 4-0 Shakhtar Donetsk (Gabriel Jesus pen 73)
Just as he did before, Gabriel Jesus sends a nice shot from the right, but his shot is well blocked by the keeper and the goalkeeper has drawn the ball. Criminal rupture, in fact.
Penalty to Manchester City! This seems clear …
73 minutes: Stepanenko complains to the referee, claiming he has won some of David Silva's penalties, but it is an obvious kick.
72 minutes: Hoffenheim fans, do you want good news or bad news? Always bad news first. Well, you are under 10 men – Kasim Nuhu seeing red – but you scored through Andrej Kramaric, who now has three Champions League goals this season.
Lyon 2-1 Hoffenheim, then.
70 minutes: Cristiano Ronaldo has just scored an absolute pearl of a volleyball against the former Manchester United club Join Barry Glendenning if you are interested.
66 minutes: Shakhtar has a corner! Ismaily went well to win, but Rakitskiy does not bother to beat the first man with his cross. Waste.
64 minutes: Does anyone else find the song of the followers of the city of Allez, Allez, Allez?
62 minutes: Júnior Moraes, Shakhtar's aggressor, was sadly isolated in the afternoon and is hooked by director Paolo Fonseca. Olarenwaju Kayode, who was actually in Manchester City's books last season (loan to Girona and Shakhtar), comes in his place.
60 minutes: City makes their first change, Guardiola with one eye at the Manchester derby Sunday. Kyle Walker is coming away, Danilo is coming. The Brazilian has only played in the League Cup this season, which is probably quite exciting for the season, him.
58 minutes: Bernardo Silva does not really have a very rhythm, but somehow manages to get through Mayviyenko on the horizontal line and the crosses as the ball flies through the six-lumen box where no one is there to hit it.
56 minutes: The city is the clear favorite to win the Champions League of the season. You can see why tonight. And that is without five of their most important players: Agüero, Mendy, De Bruyne, Sané and Kompany.
54 minutes: Another sentencing sentence for the city! Silva showed great legs, turning Kryvtsov into knots and defensive Shakhtar stray falls back on the back of the Spaniard, who descends just ahead of the horizontal line. Another tight, which seems to them given, but perhaps the right call. City fans literally do not care, as if they preferred to see a tight game from what collapsed at 4, 5, 6-0.
52 minutes: Not that the fans of the city are annoyed. "Stand for the champions" sing the crowd of the house.
50 minutes: Penalty shouts for the city as Sterling goes down to the box! Not given! Ooooooooh, it was perhaps another wrong call, but perhaps a tainted one from the one he gave in the first half. Sterling played one or two with Zinchenko, Magnyenko took the wrong side and put his hand all the way to Sterling – the Englishman flew a bit easily but is probably a foul.
48 minutes: 3-0
A great, wonderful solo goal. Sterlin takes the ball with his back to the middle goal, turns sharply, somewhat compresses over the trapped Maycon and Stepanhenko and peaches in the top right corner. This is a target of Fifa, a R2 finish. Wow.
46 minutes: I hope Shakhtar will show a little more attack in the second half. I know that Marlos, one of the players in the game, is missing, but they have not threatened at all.
You have other examples of sporting tradition that has warmed your heart in the past years? It should not simply be limited to penalizing or not, of course.
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I always liked West Ham's Paolo Di Canio who chose to catch the ball and not score when Everton goalkeeper Paul Gerrard was injured in the penalty area. He won the FIFA Fair Play Award for 2001 for this.
Elsewhere, is Juventus 0-0 Manchester United at halftime.
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Half Time: Manchester City 2-0 Shakhtar Donetsk
I hear Guardiola tried to talk to the fourth officer to avoid punishment. However, he did not complain enough not to be given.
44 minutes: An e-mail message from Geoff James. "The sterling can be a wonderful player, but has shown that his athletic ability and morality are sad." After the fight, of course, he would say "he was not sure there was any contact." As for the officials, there will be common lack of accountability or even the decency of a response at all. "
I'm not sure I agree with all of this, and it's not Sterling's job to decide whether it should have been a penalty. In the worst case, perhaps a good chance to lose to get some good message.
It will be interesting to see if the officials hold their hands high. Such a brilliant mistake, you have to go out and just regret it.
42 minutes: Brilliant football from the city. Mahrez sent a long ball towards Gabriel Jesus, who was unbeatable for Bernardo Silva. The Portuguese shoots, but a Stupanenko block are just taking it away from the distant post.
40 minutes: Taison is the only player in Shakhtar that seems to be able to hurt the city. For once, the captain slips away from Fernandinho, struggling through the middle to the defense of the city, but he does not have support, so he ends up leaving it to Covalenco. The city regains its shape before Kovalenko pulls wild at the booth.
38 minutes: This is the group, as it is.
35 minutes: The rhythm has come out of the game. The city travels.