Manchester City FC players and staff have arrived in Ukraine and as we speak, metaphorically speaking, are busy preparing for Tuesday nights’ Champions League Group F tie against Shakhtar Donetsk. But, when you take a closer look at the home side, one has to be concerned about their league form and a tad worried about two of their superstars who, are currently scoring for fun.
I don’t pretend to know anything about the Ukrainian Premier League but their manager Paulo Fonseca is undoubtedly getting the best out of his players, especially their Brazilian striker Junior Moraes and local lad Marlos.
Premier League top scorers
Junior Moraes – season 2018/19 stats
Goleada do @FCShakhtar! E lógico que tem gol do nosso artilheiro @JRMoraes10 que marcou o 3° dos seis gols diante do #Karpaty, na vitória por 6 a 1, fora de casa. Com o resultado, a equipe do atleta #AM10Sports segue na liderança da Liga Ucraniana com 27 pontos em 10 jogos! pic.twitter.com/GflxAMGSr7
— AM10 Sports (@am10sports) September 28, 2018
Marlos – season 2018/19 stats
OFFICIAL: Marlos has been voted as the Shakhtar Donetsk Player of the Season.
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) June 19, 2017
This is how Shakhtar lined up and beat Desna Chernihiv 1-0 at the weekend.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Manchester City – Tuesday 23 October 2018, latest odds.
В продаже осталось всего 2 тысячи билетов на завтрашний матч с «Манчестер Сити»!
— ⚒FC SHAKHTAR DONETSK (@FCShakhtar) October 22, 2018
Shakhtar win – 13/2
Away win – 2/5
Draw – 4/1
Statistics can, and on occasion mean nothing and so I’m quietly confident of City coming home with a victory.
How do you see it?