Pep Guardiola congratulated his Manchester City side on Tuesday after they overcame a tough exam to acquire a 2-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in a Champions League.
City were not during their smooth best opposite a Ukrainians in their Group F tie during a Etihad Stadium, though they managed to eke out a win interjection to second-half goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling.
After a compare Guardiola praised a focus of his side in a face of a opposite kind of challenge.
“We done an unusual performance, generally in a second half. They play brief passes, they make extraordinary build-up, they are a machine. They are good organized defensively,” he said.
“So, a lot of credit (for) a victory. We faced a group who direct a lot to kick them. It was a large feat for us.”
Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca: “I’m unfortunate since we lost, though we have to be unapproachable of a approach we played.” pic.twitter.com/7WcaQJjyAQ
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Frustrated by a visitors in a initial half, City eventually edged forward 3 mins after a mangle by De Bruyne before Sergio Aguero consumed a possibility to equal a club’s goalscoring record when he saw his chastisement saved. Sterling, on as a underling cumulative a points with a last-minute strike.
“We didn’t concur roughly anything though it is a tough, tough, tough group to play, Shakhtar Donetsk, always,” combined Guardiola.
“In a final 8 or 10 years they were always in a Champions League. They infrequently arrive in a quarter-finals. It is always difficult to play opposite them, that is because we am so satisfied.”