After a long injury layout, Benjamin Mendy has been included in the Manchester City squad that is set take on Shakhtar Donetsk in a UEFA Champions League clash on Wednesday 18th September in a 10 PM (EAT) kick-off.
The left-back is yet to feature in a matchday squad this season but he has made the trip, as has teenage center-back Eric Garcia. City begin their Champions League campaign against familiar foes in Shakhtar, facing the Ukrainian champions for the third successive time in the group stage.
City have jetted out a day earlier than normal due to Ukraine City's longest journey in the group stage
City squad to face Shakhtar
Goalkeepers: Claudio Bravo, Ederson, Scott Carson
Defenders: Angelino, Joao Cancelo, Eric Garcia, Benjamin Mendy, Nicolas Otamendi, John Stones, Kyle Walker, Aleks Zinchenko
Midfielders: Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez, David Silva
Forwards: Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling