SHAKHTAR 0-3 MAN CITY: Mahrez inspires City to victory

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 18/09/2019

Manchester City got off to a winning start as they defeated Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 with Riyad Mahrez scoring the opening goal and assisting another to ensure that the Cityzens grabbed the three points.

Manchester City approached the game in an attacking fashion but Shakhtar Donetsk defence was tight enough to resist the attacking threat of the visitors.

Gabriel Jesus was presented with a scoring opportunity but the Brazilian forward was unable to score from the chance.

Ilkay Gundogan fired a shot at the crossbar and bounced to Riyad Mahrez who wasted no time to put the ball in the net in the 25th minute to put Manchester City ahead.

Gundogan scored the second for Manchester City in the 38th minute after Mahrez's pass found the German midfielder.

Manchester City had an easy control of the game in the first half with a 2-0 lead.

Manchester City aim to add to their goal tally against the Ukrainian team, the visitors kept pressurizing the home team but the failed to get the back until the 76th minute when Kevin de Bruyne slipped a pass to Gabriel Jesus to make it 3-0.

Guardiola opted for substitution he introduced Bernardo Silva, Jao Cancelo and Benjamin Mendy for De Bruyne, Kyle Walker and Rodri respectively.

The game ended 3-0 in favour of Manchester City.