Champions League: Manchester City Lay Down Marker At Shakhtar Donetsk
Kevin de Bruyne stars in man City’s win (image courtesy: Getty)

After a shocking defeat to Norwich City in the English Premier League, Manchester City bounced back as they begin their Champions League campaign in style with a deserved victory at Shakhtar Donetsk.

Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring midway through the first half, after Ilkay Gundogan’s curling shot came back off the post.

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Mahrez then turned provider for the onrushing German to beat Andriy Pyatov and give the visitors a firm grip on the game.

After spurning a number of good opportunities, including an untypically forgiving close-range effort from Raheem Sterling that struck the post, Gabriel Jesus gave the one-sided game a more fitting scoreline with a neat finish after Kevin de Bruyne’s pass.

Only Dinamo Zagreb’s 4-0 hammering of Italian side Atalanta in Croatia prevents Pep Guardiola’s side topping the group.