Man City is the number one candidate for the ticket to go on in Group C of the Champions League this season. The three teams Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb and Atalanta are all names appearing in the tournament for the first time and of course underestimated compared to Pep's army. In the domestic tournament, the Premier League champions are somewhat inferior to the great rival Liverpool in the championship race. Specifically, they ranked 2nd and were 5 points behind the Red Brigade.

In the continental arena, both the last two seasons, City have to stop before two familiar teams in the Priemer League, Livepool and Tottanham. Therefore, Man City is even more determined to conquer the C1 Cup this year, especially in the easy table making the chance of going to the Manchester half of the blue is very high. With the current situation of Man City in both school teams, Shakhtar Donetsk will be the object for this team to vent and get back the image. In terms of performance, Pep teachers and students have just finished their series of unbeaten matches with an unexpected defeat against Norwich. It was also their first away defeat after a 5-match winning streak with each recent march.

Shakhtar Donetsk will have a home advantage against Man City in the next match, where they are having a series of 19 unbeaten matches in a row. However, that advantage is too small for Shakhtar Donetsk when their guests are Man City. Coach Luis Castro's army is also showing a destructive style in the Ukrainian league with 6 matches won in the first 6 rounds of the new season, especially the attack is extremely sublime with 23 goals after 6 this match. In the Champions League, Shakhtar Donetsk is also a familiar name when the last two seasons have participated in the group stage and even in the 2017-2018 season, they have reached the 1/8 round.