Tuesday's UEFA Champions League saw manchester city beat Shakhtar Donetsk to make it two wins out of two matches in Group F, the Guardian reported. However, the Ukrainian champions apparently held City to a bay throughout the first half, and they went on to create some promising chances in front of goal but couldn't find the back of the net. Afterward, Pep Guardiola's side had to rely on Kevin De Bruyne to break the deadlocked in the forty-eight minutes before England international Raheem Sterling made it 2-0 just seconds to the end of the encounter. With this result, Manchester City tops Group F with six points, while Shakhtar Donetsk is second with three points.

Here's the recap of the match.

Manchester City outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Ederson (7.34). Defender - Kyle Walker (7.21), Nicolás Otamendi (7.18), John Stones (seven points), Fabian Delph (8.15). Midfielder - Kevin De Bruyne (8.60), Fernandinho (8.12), David Silva (7.42). Forward - Gabriel Jesus (7.17), Sergio Agüero (5.80), Leroy Sané (8.09). Used substitutes - Ilkay Gündogan (6.31), Bernardo Silva (6.77), Raheem Sterling (6.79).

Team's strength and weakness: Manchester City often stole possession from Donetsk players and went on to create goal scoring chances through individual efforts, long passes and through balls. They were strong at finishing but gave away lots of free-kicks within their box.

Style of play: Pep Guardiola's side dominated possession, they launched attacks from the middle, and favored long passes and long shots.

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Shaktar Donetsk outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Andriy Pyatov (7.55). Defender - Bogdan Butko (6.56), Ivan Ordets (5.54), Yaroslav Rakitskiy (6.68), Ismaily (6.80). Midfielder - Fred (5.75), Taras Stepanenko (six points), Marlos (6.85), Taison (6.70), Bernard (6.58). Forward - Facundo Ferreyra (5.55). Used substitutes - Dentinho (5.90), Viktor Kovalenko (six points), Ivan Petryak (5.80).

Team's strength and weakness: Shakhtar Donetsk often stole the ball too from City players and created several chances in front of goal through set pieces and short passes. They were weak at finishing, committed lots of individual errors and gave away free kicks within their half.

Style of play: Paulo Fonseca's side played with width and favored short passes.

Man of the Match

Kevin De Bruyne was instrumental to City's triumph over Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday night. The Belgian star made three key passes, scored a goal and completed seventy-four touches.

Upcoming Matchday 3 fixtures in Group F

Manchester City will play host to Napoli on Tuesday, October 17. The same night, Feyernoord welcomes Shakhtar Donetsk.