After learning our opponents for the group stage of the season’s Champions league, we take a closer look at the who Pep Guardiola’s side will face…

City have been drawn in Group C and are set to take on Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb and Champions League new boys Atalanta.

Shakhtar Donetsk

Manager

Luis Castro took the reins from Paulo Fonseca in June after the latter left for Roma having won three consecutive league titles.

Castro, 57, managed a number of Portuguese clubs before being appointed youth coach at Porto, where the former right-back climbed the ranks to eventually take charge of the first team from, coincidentally, Fonseca in 2014.

2018/19 league position

1st (83 points)

2018/19 top scorer

Junior Moraes (23 goals in all competitions)

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2018/19 European campaign

This is the third season in a row that we have been pitted against Shakhtar in the group stages.

We beat the Ukrainians 3-0 away from home before putting six unanswered goals past them in the home tie.

Form guide

Castro’s side have won all five of their league games so far this season after slipping to a 2-1 defeat by Dinamo Zagreb in the Ukrainian Super Cup.

Date and venue

Our away leg will be played at the Metalist Stadium, with the fixture date and kick-off time yet to be announced.

About the stadium

Opened in 1926, the Metalist Stadium was renovated in 2009 and its capacity now stands at 40,003. It hosted three group matches during the Euro 2012 tournament.

Transport links

The city is served by Kharkiv International Airport, while its main train station is five kilometres from the stadium and has connection to most cities in Ukraine.

The Sportyvna metro stop is found right next to the stadium and the Red Line connects the stadium directly with the main train station.

Dinamo Zagreb

Manager

Nenad Bjelica was appointed Dinamo’s manager in the summer of 2018 and led his side to the league title with an impressive 92 points in his maiden campaign. Dinamo lost just twice that season.

Bjelica, 48, previously enjoyed a two-year spell at Lech Poznan, where he won 41 of his 78 games in charge.

2018/19 league position

1st (92 points)

2018/19 top scorer

Viktor Tsygankov (20 goals in all competitions)

2018/19 European campaign

After being knocked out by Young Boys in the play-off round of qualification for the Champions League, Dinamo topped their Europa League group and beat Viktoria Plzen in the round of 32 before being eliminated by Benfica in the round of 16.

Form guide

After progressing through three qualifying rounds to reach the group stages of the Champions League, Dinamo have won four and drawn one of their five league games to date.

Date and venue

Our away leg will be played at the Maksimir Stadium, with the fixture date and kick-off time yet to be announced.

About the stadium

Stadion Maksimir is a 35,000 capacity stadium in the east of Zagreb where Dinamo and the Croatian national team play their home fixtures.

Transport links

The Maksimir Stadium is walking distance from the centre of Zagreb, though supporters can use the tram system from the centre of the city on matchdays.

Atalanta

Manager

Gian Piero Gasperini left Genoa for Atalanta in 2016 and guided La Dea to the Europa League with a fourth-placed Serie A finish in his first season in charge. The 61-year-old, who previously managed Inter Milan and Palermo, topped the feat with last season’s third-place finish to ensure Champions League football for the first time in Atalanta’s history.

2018/19 league position

3rd (69 points)

2018/19 top scorer

Duván Zapata (28 goals in all competitions)

2018/19 European campaign

Atalanta were denied a berth in the group stage of the Europa League after losing to Copenhagen 4-3 on penalties in the final play-off round.

Form guide

After a mixed run of results in pre-season, Gasperini’s side won their Serie A opener with a 3-2 victory against Spal.

Date and venue

Our away leg will be played at the San Siro, rather than Atalanta's 21,300 capacity Gewiss Stadium, with the fixture date and kick-off time yet to be announced.

About the stadium

The San Siro is an 80,000 capacity stadium, which is home to both AC Milan and Inter Milan. The stadium, which is set to be demolished in placed of a new ground on the same site, was renovated for the 1990 World Cup and ranks among the largest, and most impressive, in Europe.

Transport links

Supporters can use Milan's underground service to travel short distance to the San Siro from the city centre on matchdays.

Tickets

Ticket information will be released on mancity.com over the coming days...

*Correct as of 29 August