City will have to keep up their scorching early pace if they are to rival their own highest-scoring season four years ago. The little Argentine is just one short of Eric Brook's all-time record of 177 for City going into the game against Shakhtar.
It will be a 4,000 mile round trip for the fans when we go there in a few weeks.
As for Everton, well sometimes in adversity you stumble across a system or a player who can spark a revival and I think the criticism of them is they lack a bit of pace and power up front, so in Oumar Niasse they have found that. They're full of good players. Today is another such example when I will once again prove that everything I have accomplished, thus far, both in my life and my professional career, has been achieved exclusively through hard work, integrity, discipline, and honesty above all. It remains to be seen though, how captain Darijo Srna's recent doping scandal has affected the dressing room and the confidence.
City insiders claim the injury has settled down since the weekend and the France global is desperate to make the Champions League tie against the Ukrainians, who landed a shock victory over Napoli in the opening group game.
They'll obviously have bigger tests but they are absolutely sensational to watch, and the pleasing thing for Pep Guardiola is that the team are keeping clean sheets as well.
"That shows that I'm on the right track and I'm one of the leaders of the team", said De Bruyne.
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De Bruyne then missed a great chance when Jesus played him in as he made a diagonal run into the box, but the Belgian snatched at his shot and dragged it wide of the near post.
Didier Drogba contributed 29 of their 103 goals, rounded off by a hat-trick in their 8-0 win over Wigan on the last day of the season.
"When I faced them first time", the coach added.
Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (knee) and defender Vincent Kompany (calf) are not yet fit.
"I said in my last press conference that the transfer window closed on September 1 but I'm still working on it and, of course, like [any] club we want Kevin and the other [players] to stay as long as possible", Guardiola said.
He is just coming off of scoring a brace against Zirka Kropyvnytsky and while most of the attention will be on his far more illustrious and experienced compatriot leading the line for his opponents tonight, it will be interesting to see how the 26-year-old copes against world class opposition.