0 – None of Manchester City’s previous 37 @ChampionsLeague group games have ended goalless. Entertainers.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 26, 2017
Oil-Rich Manchester City went with their business as usual after they earned a solid win over Ukranian giants Shaktar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday evening. The four-time English champions recorded a satisfactory 2-0 victory over the visitors. Midfield magician Kevin De Bruyne and wonderkid Raheem Sterling got themselves in the score sheet for the Sky Blues, while the likes of David Silva and summer signing Bernardo Silva impressed with their ingenuity and work rate on the pitch. There might be naysayers who would argue that City underperformed during this game, managing to only get two goals against a relatively weaker side. However, the fact that the English giants dominated possession and had more shots on target meant they were simply unlucky. Manchester City kicked off the game immediately on the offence, with City’s talisman Sergio Aguero missing an attempt on goal early on. While the home side would be able to launch more attacks from there, it appears they were greatly hindered by the opposition’s offside trap. True enough, the likes of Gabriel Jesus and Aguero himself were caught offside a number of times in the first half hour of the game. Donetsk striker Facundo Ferreyra also had attempts on goal of his own, but Manchester City keeper Ederson Moraes made sure none made it towards the back of the net. The first half would, however, end in a goalless stalemate.