Shakhtar beat Manchester City to reach Champions League knockout stage

Shakhtar Donetsk has booked a Champions League knockout stage berth after first-half goals by Brazilians Bernard and Ismaily gave the Ukrainian side a 2-1 wins over Manchester City in Group F yesterday. Manchester City, who suffered their first defeat of the season in any competition, finished top with 15 points, three more than Shakhtar.

They also finished nine ahead of third-placed Napoli who dropped into the Europa League after a 2-1 defeat at bottom team Feyenoord. A Manchester City side missing several regular starters was on the back foot in the first half as Bernard rifled a superb shot into the top corner in the 26th minute before Ismaily added the second in front of a full house in Kharkiv.