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Guardiola will face a selection headache after Ben Mendy picked up an injury against Crystal Palace and will leave City yet again short of quality full-back options.

Manchester City have conceded only 3 goals in 8 games in all competitions this term, scoring 27.

That record was set by 1930s hero Eric Brook and has stood since league football shut down for the Second World War.

Walker said: "To play against he is a nightmare".

Chelsea lost to them, 3-2, in the Group stage of the 2012/13 season but United beat them a year later.

There has been an indifference to some of the competition's nuances, when looked at in comparison to the excitement of the Premier League, while antipathy towards governing body UEFA and ticketing issues have not helped.

"First and most important, I would like to make it clear that I have never knowingly or intentionally taken any prohibited substance, nor unfairly meant to gain a competitive advantage", he told the club website.

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There were also back-to-back wins in April against West Brom and Norwich by scorelines of 4-0 and 6-1, Aguero scoring twice in each game while Carlos Tevez hit a hat-trick against the Canaries. Aguero had his chance to pull level with the City record but could not rise to the occasion, hitting a predictable, saveable penalty straight at Pyatov's rightwards dive.

"The brilliance, the style, I can talk about that and defend it 100 per cent, but you are demanding titles and not the way we play".

Manchester City are going into this tie in hot form, winning 7 of their first 8 games this season and drawing one. Andriy Pyatov is expected to play his 50th game in Champions League tonight and Ismaily, Rakitsky, Ordets will likely make up the defence, with Bogdan Butko stepping in for captain Darijo Srna at right-back.

While Shakhtar are a huge team in their own right and must be respected, they will surely struggle to cope with City's free-flowing attack.

All four teams in the group have one point, after Spartak Moscow drew 1-1 at Maribor. People say "Shakhtar, it's Ukraine" or "Napoli, it's not Milan or Juventus" but that group is tricky.

Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (knee) and defender Vincent Kompany (calf) are not yet fit. Following an undistinguished playing career as a central defender, Fonseca won the Portuguese Cup with FC Braga, having first made his name during two managerial stints at Pa├žos Ferreira which bookended an unsuccessful spell at Porto. It's a competition in which we all got some great experience so we'd love to see them go follow in our footsteps.

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