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Manchester City jet off to Ukraine in matching outfits

  • Manchester City face Shakhtar Donetsk in Champions League on Wednesday
  • They have won all five of their group matches so far in the competition
  • Pep Guardiola’s side go into match on back of 2-1 victory over West Ham  

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side were in high spirits ahead of their long flight to Ukraine on Monday afternoon. 

The Premier League take on Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Wednesday night having already topped their group after winning their opening five matches.

So it comes as no surprise that City’s squad were in a relaxed mood just hours before coming up against the freezing conditions that will be awaiting them in Ukraine. 

Vincent Kompany was in high spirits as he arrived at the airport on Monday afternoon 

Manchester City's huge badge can be seen covering the back of the club's smart jackets

Manchester City’s huge badge can be seen covering the back of the club’s smart jackets

Sergio Aguero was in high spirits ahead of Manchester City's flight to Ukraine.

Gabriel Jesus opted for a more serious approach ahead of the flight

Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus arrived in style at the airport on Monday afternoon

Left to right: Phil Foden, Brahim Diaz, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane arrive at the airport

Left to right: Phil Foden, Brahim Diaz, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane arrive at the airport

Pep Guardiola will be hoping his Manchester City side claim another win vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Pep Guardiola will be hoping his Manchester City side claim another win vs Shakhtar Donetsk

City stars including Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and captain Vincent Kompany were all pictured arriving at the airport in their matching crisp suits.

Guardiola and his team arrived at the airport on Monday afternoon donning navy blue jackets, black jumpers and grey trousers.

Belgium international Kompany was snapped signing autographs for fans outside the airport and City’s badge can be seen covering the back of his smart jacket.

City often take off for Champions League games in similar attire due to a partnership the club has with renowned Italian fashion brand DSQUARED2. 

Fernandinho and Ederson share a joke on Monday afternoon ahead of their four-hour flight

Fernandinho and Ederson share a joke on Monday afternoon ahead of their four-hour flight

Yaya Toure appeared in a focused mood at the airport

Ilkay Gundogan gives the cameras a smile on Monday

Yaya Toure and Ilkay Gundogan will both be hoping for match time on Wednesday night

Despite the highly anticipated Manchester derby being on the horizon, the Etihad outfit will spend four days in Ukraine this week for what is a deadrubber for City. 

After their four-hour flight, they will train in sub-zero temperatures ahead of their European clash on Wednesday night.

Guardiola’s men will then jet back to the North West on Thursday afternoon before their attentions turn back to Sunday’s huge Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford. 

City currently sit eight points clear of neighbours United in the top flight after their opening 15 matches of the season.  

England international Kyle Walker listens to music as he prepares for the flight to Ukraine

England international Kyle Walker listens to music as he prepares for the flight to Ukraine

City assistant Brian Kidd got kitted up for the occasion as well on Monday afternoon

City assistant Brian Kidd got kitted up for the occasion as well on Monday afternoon

 



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