On September 16, Kharkiv International Airport met the members of Manchester City Football Club. The sportsmen from the English sports club arrived by air to play the match of the first round of UEFA Champions League with Shakhtar (Donetsk).

The football players arrived by Boeing 757-200 at 8:05 p.m. Among others, Manchester City’s application for the participation in the current Champions League contains the information about a member of the National football team of Ukraine and a former member Shakhtar youth team Oleksandr Zinchenko, who has been playing for the English football club during three seasons already.

The match “Manchester City vs Shakhtar” will take place on Wednesday, September 18, at 10:00 p.m. at Metalist Stadium. The “Citizens” will take their return flight from Kharkiv Airport on September 19. The return match of the group stage between the teams will take place on November 26 at Etihad Stadium in Manchester.

It’s the third time when the coin toss of the Champions League brings together these two football clubs. The previous two matches that were held at Metalist Stadium ended differently – during the 2017-18 season Ukrainians won, and in 2018-19, the English team achieved the victory.

Football match “Manchester City vs Shakhtar” will take place on September 18.