Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Unbeaten Pep Takes a Strong Squad to Final Game

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Unbeaten Pep Takes a Strong Squad to Final Game

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DAVID Silva and Kevin De Bruyne will miss City's final Champions League group game at Shakhtar Donetsk.

But Pep Guardiola has resisted the temptation to leave any more of his stars at home for a game that means nothing to the Blues - and just days ahead of the Manchester derby.

De Bruyne is suspended for the game, and City have been reluctant to play Silva in any more than two games a week.

But other than those two, City have sent a strong squad to Ukraine, with Shakhtar still fighting it out with Napoli for the second qualifying place.

Napoli fans and media have already appealed to City to play a strong team in the game - if Shakhtar lose, and they beat Feyenoord in their last game, they will reach the last 16.

Guardiola has also taken the chance to include rising stars Phil Foden, Brahim Diaz, Tosin Adarabioyo and goalkeeper Danny Grimshaw in the 20-man squad. …

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