Manchester Metropolis wasted the possibility of turning into the primary English facet to ever beat Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine, with the Miners’ Brazilian core proving an excessive amount of for Pep Guardiola’s facet to comprise.
Though one eye was firmly being saved with Sunday’s Manchester derby, Metropolis had been left disenchanted after struggling their first defeat of the season.
Regardless of lacking an early alternative, Shakhtar deservedly took the lead simply earlier than the half-hour mark.
An overlapping run from Ismaily opened up half a yard of house for 25-year-old Bernard, who curled a shot into the highest nook of Ederson’s aim from an unbelievable angle to peg Guardiola’s facet again.
The hosts then had the ball at the back of the web simply 5 minutes later by their spectacular left-back Ismaily.
Marlos despatched a shocking by ball in direction of the Brazilian defender and after Ederson was left in no man’s land when popping out to shut down the full-back, Ismaily stroked the ball into the again of the web to double Shakhtar’s lead going into half-time.
Leroy Sané had an opportunity to tug one again simply 30 seconds after the restart, however his right-footed volley was nicely saved by veteran goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov.
Pep Guardiola launched Sergio Agüero and Brahim Díaz within the second half, with hopes that extra attacking menace may get Metropolis again into the sport. Nevertheless, the Residents had been struggling to create clear-cut possibilities and continued to supply Shakhtar alternatives on the break.
Metropolis had been awarded the chance to tug on aim again in added time after Gabriel Jesus was introduced down within the penalty space. Agüero assumed duty for the spot-kick and despatched the ball flying into the highest nook.
Regardless of providing a small likelihood of an impressive comeback, Metropolis had been unable to rescue a degree in Ukraine and their lengthy unbeaten run, that has lasted because the FA Cup semi-final final season, ended.