Manchester City pulled off a much-needed late win over Hoffenheim in Germany thanks to David Silva’s strike in the 87th minute, and that puts Pep Guardiola’s side in a good position after two matchdays in the Champions League.
After City’s early kick-off against Hoffenheim, their conquerers on the opening matchday, Lyon, hosted Shakhtar Donetsk in a thrilling match that saw the Ukrainian side go 2-0 up thanks to a brace from Júnior Moraes.
Lyon then hit back with a quick-fire double, Moussa Dembélé and Léo Dubois scoring within a couple of minutes of each other. Either team could have won the game late on, but it finished 2-2 at the Groupama Stadium.
That leaves Group F delicately poised with Lyon top on 4 points, but City now well-positioned in second place on 3 points. Shakhtar’s two draws leave them on 2 points and Hoffenheim are bottom with a single point.
There is still plenty of action to follow in Group F and there is now a realistic chance of City winning the group, but will have to work hard against three sides that have already shown how capable they are.
Here’s the table after two matchdays: