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Ukraine: Guardiola hails ‘special’ Fernandinho ahead of Shakhtar Donetsk clash02:19

Ukraine: Guardiola hails ‘special’ Fernandinho ahead of Shakhtar Donetsk clash

Ukraine, Kharkov
October 23, 2018 at 11:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Manchester City hold their last practice session in Kharkov on Monday, ahead of their UEFA Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.

According to Shakhtar Donetsk's manager Paulo Fonseca, although his "most important players" Taison Freda and Marlos Bonfim are suffering from injuries, he is not going to change the tactics.

Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola discussed Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, who before the international break asked Brazil not to pick him in order to concentrate on his club career.

"He helps you to become one of the happiest managers, or one of the luckiest managers in the world. He's a guy who has everything," the Guardiola said.

Man City and Shakhtar face on Tuesday in Kharkov. The Ukrainians have never lost at home against an English team in the Champion League.

Ukraine: Guardiola hails ‘special’ Fernandinho ahead of Shakhtar Donetsk clash02:19
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Manchester City hold their last practice session in Kharkov on Monday, ahead of their UEFA Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.

According to Shakhtar Donetsk's manager Paulo Fonseca, although his "most important players" Taison Freda and Marlos Bonfim are suffering from injuries, he is not going to change the tactics.

Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola discussed Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, who before the international break asked Brazil not to pick him in order to concentrate on his club career.

"He helps you to become one of the happiest managers, or one of the luckiest managers in the world. He's a guy who has everything," the Guardiola said.

Man City and Shakhtar face on Tuesday in Kharkov. The Ukrainians have never lost at home against an English team in the Champion League.