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Fred chooses Man City over Man Utd, according to his former coach

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Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred has decided to join Manchester City instead of Manchester United, according to his former coach. Mircea Lucescu, who...

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Man Utd linked with deadline day deal for Fred

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Manchester United have the chance to sign Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred today, according to the Manchester Evening News. The Red Devils are yet to...

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Manchester United clear to sign £50million star today

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Manchester United have been interested in signing Brazilian international and Shakhtar Dontesk midfielder Fred in the winter transfer window and the latest reports seem positive for the Old Trafford club.

Three days back, The Daily Star reported that the Red Devils are competing with Manchester City to secure the signing of the versatile South American midfielder from the Ukrainian side.

Fred: Man Utd and Arsenal battling for £30m-rated Brazilian

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Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Fred is a transfer target for Manchester United and Arsenal, according to the Daily Star Sunday. Jose Mourinho...

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UEFA Champions League TV schedule for December 5-6

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For matchday 6 of the UEFA Champions League, there are several key matches remaining that will be aired on US television. The clubs that have an opportunity to make it into the Round of 16 are Atlético Madrid, Basel, CSKA Moskva, Juventus, Leipzig, Liverpool, Manchester United, Napoli, Porto, Roma, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk, Spartak Moskva, Sporting CP.

UEFA Champions League TV schedule for December 5-6

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For matchday 6 of the UEFA Champions League, there are several key matches remaining that will be aired on US television. The clubs that have an opportunity to make it into the Round of 16 are Atlético Madrid, Basel, CSKA Moskva, Juventus, Leipzig, Liverpool, Manchester United, Napoli, Porto, Roma, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk, Spartak Moskva, Sporting CP.

Europa League 2016/17: Updated Standings, Results, Top Scorers & Talking Points

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68 goals were scored across Europe in 24 games as the Europa League returned to action this week. There was drama aplenty as Italian giants Inter Milan and Ligue 1 leaders Nice won their first games of the group stage. Francesco Totti played his 100th European game as Roma stumbled to a 3-3 draw with Austria Wien, while a Paul Pogba-inspired Manchester United were too hot to handle for Fenerbahce.

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Man City midfielder Fernandinho signs contract extension to 2020

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London (AFP) – Brazilian international Fernandinho, rated by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola as one of the three best defensive midfielders in the world, signed a two year extension to his contract on Friday.

The new deal will see the 32-year-old - who has been at City since joining from Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk for £34 million ($47 million) in 2013 - tied to the club until 2020.

Five things we learned from the Champions League

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Paris (AFP) – Five-time winners Liverpool romped into the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday, while Shakhtar Donetsk, Porto and Sevilla also joined them in the knockout stage.

Here, AFP Sport looks at five things we learned from the final day of group-stage matches:

Liverpool’s ‘fab four’ ready for latter stages

Needing only to avoid defeat against Spartak Moscow at Anfield to reach the last 16 for the first time in nine years, Liverpool hammered the Russian champions 7-0 to win Group E and send out a statement of intent to future opponents.

Five things we learned from the Champions League

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Paris (AFP) – Five-time winners Liverpool romped into the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday, while Shakhtar Donetsk, Porto and Sevilla also joined them in the knockout stage.

Here, AFP Sport looks at five things we learned from the final day of group-stage matches:

Liverpool’s ‘fab four’ ready for latter stages

Needing only to avoid defeat against Spartak Moscow at Anfield to reach the last 16 for the first time in nine years, Liverpool hammered the Russian champions 7-0 to win Group E and send out a statement of intent to future opponents.

Brazilians fire Shakhtar into Champions League last 16

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Kharkiv (Ukraine) (AFP) – Inspired by Brazilians Bernard and Ismaily, Shakhtar Donetsk qualified for the Champions League last 16 with a 2-1 victory over a much-changed and subdued Manchester City on Wednesday.

First half goals from Shakhtar’s Brazilian pair, both created by Brazilian-born Ukraine international Marlos, proved enough to ensure the Ukraine champions would go into the draw on Monday with a plum tie against the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain on the cards.

Sterling strikes late to earn Manchester City top spot

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City secured top spot in Champions League Group F after Raheem Sterling’s late strike snatched a 1-0 win over Feyenoord on Tuesday.

With City having already booked a place in the last 16, Guardiola shuffled his pack, making seven changes to his starting XI, and he had to wait until the 88th minute for his side to make the breakthrough.

‘Legend’ Aguero hits record goal as Manchester City reach Champions League last 16

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) – Sergio Aguero became Manchester City’s all-time record scorer and was described as “a legend” by coach Pep Guardiola whose side booked their place in the Champions League last-16 with a 4-2 win at Napoli on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old Argentine beat the old mark of 177 set by Eric Brook during the 1930s when he netted City’s third goal in Naples after 69 minutes.

‘Legend’ Aguero hits record goal as Man City reach last 16 Man City into last-16

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) – Sergio Aguero became Manchester City’s all-time record scorer and was described as “a legend” by coach Pep Guardiola whose side booked their place in the Champions League last-16 with a 4-2 win at Napoli on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old Argentine beat the old mark of 177 set by Eric Brook during the 1930s when he netted City’s third goal in Naples after 69 minutes.

‘Legend’ Aguero hits record goal as Man City reach last 16 Man City into last-16

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) – Sergio Aguero became Manchester City’s all-time record scorer and was described as “a legend” by coach Pep Guardiola whose side booked their place in the Champions League last-16 with a 4-2 win at Napoli on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old Argentine beat the old mark of 177 set by Eric Brook during the 1930s when he netted City’s third goal in Naples after 69 minutes.

Conte lashes tight turnaround for Man City clash

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Madrid (AFP) – Chelsea boss Antonio Conte blasted Premier League schedulers over his side’s short turnaround from Champions League action before facing high-flying Manchester City in a top-of-the-table clash on Saturday.

Conte’s men put in a brilliant performance to inflict only Atletico Madrid’s second Champions League defeat on home soil in 24 games on Wednesday, when Michy Batshuayi’s 93rd-minute winner sealed a 2-1 victory.

Mendy set for long injury absence – Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola fears French full-back Benjamin Mendy faces months on the sidelines with injury and compared his situation to Ilkay Gundogan’s nine-month lay-off.

Mendy, signed for £50 million ($67 million) from Monaco in the summer, injured his knee during City’s weekend win over Crystal Palace and will fly to Barcelona to see Guardiola’s personal medical team for tests on Thursday.

Mendy set for long injury absence – Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola fears French full-back Benjamin Mendy faces months on the sidelines with injury and compared his situation to Ilkay Gundogan’s nine-month lay-off.

Mendy, signed for £50 million ($67 million) from Monaco in the summer, injured his knee during City’s weekend win over Crystal Palace and will fly to Barcelona to see Guardiola’s personal medical team for tests on Thursday.

To Russia with love for Manchester United’s Mkhitaryan

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Moscow (AFP) – Trips to Russia have traditionally been seen as complicated assignments for English clubs, but Henrikh Mkhitaryan will have little trouble acclimatising when Manchester United visit CSKA Moscow this week.

The speedy attacking midfielder was born in Yerevan in January 1989 when the Armenian capital was still part of the Soviet Union.

Pep warns City players against complacency

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola on Monday warned his on-fire Manchester City team they must guard against complacency or risk seeing a great start to the season disintegrate once again.

City are top of the Premier League after winning five and drawing the other of their opening six matches, while also enjoying victories over Feyenoord in the Champions League and West Brom in the League Cup.

Dybala, Mertens hat-tricks as Juventus, Napoli stay perfect

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus and Napoli bounced back from Champions League disappointment to keep their Serie A perfect records and join Inter Milan at the top of the table on Sunday.

A Paulo Dybala hat-trick lifted Juventus to a 3-1 victory at Sassuolo making it four wins out of four for the champions, while Dries Mertens also scored three goals as Napoli demolished Benevento 6-0.

Dybala, Mertens hat-tricks as Juventus, Napoli stay perfect

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus and Napoli bounced back from Champions League disappointment to keep their Serie A perfect records and join Inter Milan at the top of the table on Sunday.

A Paulo Dybala hat-trick lifted Juventus to a 3-1 victory at Sassuolo making it four wins out of four for the champions, while Dries Mertens also scored three goals as Napoli demolished Benevento 6-0.

Juventus, Napoli maintain perfect Serie A records

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus and Napoli bounced back from European disappointment to keep their Serie A perfect records and join Inter Milan at the top of the table on Sunday.

A Paulo Dybala hat-trick lifted Juventus to a 3-1 victory at Sassuolo making it four wins out of four for the champions, as Dries Mertens also scored three goals as Napoli demolished Benevento 6-0 to remain unblemished.

Napoli in Europe’s top three, warns Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has warned Manchester City to be wary of Napoli in the Champions League group stage, describing them as one of the three best footballing sides in Europe.

Guardiola’s team are optimistic of a good run in this season’s competition after being drawn against Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli and Feyenoord in Group F.

Romanian Lucescu named new Turkey football coach

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Istanbul (AFP) – The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) on Wednesday said it had agreed terms with veteran Romanian coach Mircea Lucescu to take charge of the national side.

The federation and Lucescu have agreed a two-year deal, with an option for one more year, the TFF said in a statement.

Romanian Lucescu named new Turkey football coach

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Istanbul (AFP) – The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) on Wednesday said it had agreed terms with veteran Romanian coach Mircea Lucescu to take charge of the national side.

The federation and Lucescu have agreed a two-year deal, with an option for one more year, the TFF said in a statement.

Portuguese Fonseca appointed Shakhtar Donetsk football coach

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Kiev (AFP) Shakhtar Donetsk have named Portuguese Paulo Fonseca as their new coach, the Ukrainian club confirmed on Tuesday.

The 43-year-old, who won the Portuguese Cup this season with Braga and the 2013 Portuguese Supercup with Porto, signed a two-year deal to succeed veteran Romanian coach Mircea Lucescu.

Portuguese Fonseca appointed Shakhtar Donetsk football coach

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Kiev (AFP) Shakhtar Donetsk have named Portuguese Paulo Fonseca as their new coach, the Ukrainian club confirmed on Tuesday.

The 43-year-old, who won the Portuguese Cup this season with Braga and the 2013 Portuguese Supercup with Porto, signed a two-year deal to succeed veteran Romanian coach Mircea Lucescu.

Ukraine add Seleznyov, Butko to Euro 2016 squad

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Kiev (AFP) Striker Yevgen Seleznyov and defender Bogdan Butko have been added to Ukraine's provisional squad for Euro 2016, the Football Federation of Ukraine announced Wednesday.

Seleznyov, who terminated his contract with Russia's Kuban Krasnodar earlier this month to join Shakhtar Donetsk, had been left out of an initial squad named by coach Mykhaylo Fomenko last week.

Ukraine add Seleznyov, Butko to Euro 2016 squad

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Kiev (AFP) Striker Yevgen Seleznyov and defender Bogdan Butko have been added to Ukraine's provisional squad for Euro 2016, the Football Federation of Ukraine announced Wednesday.

Seleznyov, who terminated his contract with Russia's Kuban Krasnodar earlier this month to join Shakhtar Donetsk, had been left out of an initial squad named by coach Mykhaylo Fomenko last week.

UEFA Europa League

Sevilla down Shakhtar to reach another Europa final

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Madrid (AFP) Sevilla remained on course for a third consecutive Europa League title as Kevin Gameiro struck twice to down Shakhtar Donetsk 3-1 and progress to a final meeting with Liverpool 5-3 on aggregate on Thursday.

The Andalusians have won the competition four times in the last 10 years and can secure their place in next season's Champions League with victory over Jurgen Klopp's men in Basel on May 18.

Sevilla down Shakhtar to reach another Europa final

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Madrid (AFP) Sevilla remained on course for a third consecutive Europa League title as Kevin Gameiro struck twice to down Shakhtar Donetsk 3-1 and progress to a final meeting with Liverpool 5-3 on aggregate on Thursday.

The Andalusians have won the competition four times in the last 10 years and can secure their place in next season's Champions League with victory over Jurgen Klopp's men in Basel on May 18.

Gameiro penalty gives Sevilla edge against Shakhtar

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Lviv (Ukraine) (AFP) Holders Sevilla remain on course to reach yet another Europa League final after escaping from Ukraine with a 2-2 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk in their semi-final first leg on Thursday.

Marlos and Taras Stepanenko scored for Shakhtar after Vitolo had given Sevilla an early lead, but Kevin Gameiro's 82nd-minute penalty ensured the holders have the upper hand ahead of the return in Spain next week.

Gameiro penalty gives Sevilla edge against Shakhtar

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Lviv (Ukraine) (AFP) Holders Sevilla remain on course to reach yet another Europa League final after escaping from Ukraine with a 2-2 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk in their semi-final first leg on Thursday.

Marlos and Taras Stepanenko scored for Shakhtar after Vitolo had given Sevilla an early lead, but Kevin Gameiro's 82nd-minute penalty ensured the holders have the upper hand ahead of the return in Spain next week.

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Champions League: Shakhtar Donetsk Coach Keeps Promise To Dress Up As Zorro After Reaching Knockout Phase (Photo & Video)

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Shakhtar Donetsk registered an impressive win over Man City in their final Group F fixture to slip into the knockout phase as runners-up to Pep Guardiola's side.

The Ukrainians beat a depleted City side 2-1 in Kharkiv to secure themselves a spot in the next round, leaving head coach Paulo Fonseca with a wager to uphold.

4-1-4-1 v Shakhtar: Guardiola without these 3 top class Man City stars for tough away game; Team News & Predictions

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Shakhtar vs Manchester City
UEFA Champions League 2017/18
6th December, 19:45 pm BST
Donbass Arena, Donetsk
Live Stream: Watch Shakhtar vs Manchester City live on BT Sport ESPN

Shakhtar vs Manchester City Preview

Manchester City face Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League this week and they will be looking to extend their impressive run of form with a win here.

FC Shakhtar Donetsk 2017/18 Nike Home and Away Kits

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FC Shakhtar Donetsk travel to Manchester City for a high profile UEFA Champions League clash on Tuesday. The defending Ukrainian Premier League champions are wearing Nike kits for the ninth season in a row for their 2017/18 campaign. Both kits feature the American firm's Vapor with AeroSwift design. The FC Shakhtar Donetsk 17/18 home kit [.

Shakhtar Donetsk Have Ukrainian Cup Quarter-Final Cancelled After Opponents Provide Truly Abysmal Pitch (Photo)

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Shakhtar Donetsk saw their Ukrainian Cup quarter-final tie against FC Poltava cancelled entirely due to the truly appalling state of the latter's home pitch.

The fixture was due to take place on Wednesday evening until Shakhtar caught sight of Poltava's barren, grass-less monstrosity for the first time and flat-out refused to play on it.

2016 Player review: Ilsinho

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The Brazilian winger was enigmatic, being the most exciting player on the pitch - when he played.

2016 Summary: Ilsinho gave the Philadelphia Union fans a lot of hope at the beginning of the season. He has an impeccable pedigree, winning a UEFA Cup with Shakhtar Donetsk and representing his native Brazil on their national team, and it was the hope that this would only add to the Philadelphia Union's offensive prowess.

Have Chelsea identified the next Frank Lampard?

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Chelsea to this point have never been able to replace Frank Lampard and his goalscoring exploits from midfield in my view but according to various reports, it looks as though Chelsea have identified someone who could offer goals from that position and will turn to the Bundesliga to try and lure him to Stamford Bridge.