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Manchester City have just 1 centre-back available because of their opening Champions League Group C associate with Shakhtar Donetsk.
Only Nicolas Otamendi is match with John Stones ruled out because of a muscle trauma and Aymeric Laporte (knee) also sidelined until the new calendar year.
Fernandinho is expected to fill the emptiness and manager Pep Guardiola states the central midfielder”can deal with this”.
“He will do well since my players are nicely,” he said.
“We shall create something, it’s what it really is.”
City lost land on team leaders Liverpool having a 3-2 defeat by Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday, but Guardiola insists he is”prepared for the battle” because he aims to provide the Champions League this season – that the only decoration he’s yet to win at Etihad Stadium.
“Football isn’t how you handle great conditions, but the way to manage bad ones,” he added.
“We won seven titles and nobody gave us anything, we did it ourselves.
“As a supervisor, it’s an unbelievable challenge with just one central refuge, and I like to prove myself.”
Teenage midfielder Phil Foden can also be out of this tie due to a”virus issue with the gut”.
City start their Group C campaign at the Metalist Stadium, where they had been the first team to win against the Allied side off with a victory last season.
However, Guardiola is cautious of these hosts, having lost the preceding season.
“They are unbelievable over the counter-attack and enjoying with short,” he said.
“Hopefully we can play with in great rhythm. The game in Champions League is essential.
“Every time that I play against Shakhtar the way that they play is quite similar. Always it is tough.”

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