The Etihad Stadium will host the first ever encounter between Manchester City and Ukrainian League champions Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League.
The Brazilian midfielder has wrapped up a 50 Million Euro move from Shakhtar Donetsk to Jiangsu Suning in China.
Bayern Munich played excellent attacking football to thrash Shakhtar Donetsk by 7-0 to reach the quarter finals of UEFA Champions League. There was a big controversy over the third minute red card to Shakhtar defender Olexandr Kucher. But Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola downplayed the importance of this dismissal after the game.
Manchester United against Real Madrid is just one of many enticing encounters in the Champions League Round of 16.
With an impressive home record to preserve, Shakhtar awaits Barca at the Donbass Arena. They are unbeaten in European competitions at their home, and have lost only once since they moved to this ground. Unfortunately, Shakhtar have left themselves a little too much to do after the first leg at Camp Nou. Nonetheless, an attacking game is on the cards.
A nervous night at the Camp Nou, as described by Guardiola, turned into an absolute hammering of Shakhtar. Pep's men have virtually sealed their Semifinal place. TheHardTackle performs the post mortem.