Shakhtar Donetsk 2 – Manchester City 1
Manchester City have finally lost a game.
Until last night against Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City had gone unbeaten in all competitions this season.
Arguably even more impressive than that, City had won every single match, bar one, a home draw with Everton in the Premier League.
Whilst City were forced to penalties against Wolves in the Carabao Cup, Pep Guardiola’s side emerged victorious.
Manchester City’s first defeat of the season came due to goals from Bernard and Ismaily. Sergio Aguero scored a late penalty to halve the deficit.
Gabriel Jesus loses incredible record
With the Manchester derby to come on Sunday, Pep Guardiola played a pretty strong side in the Ukraine.
Especially considering that Manchester City had already topped their group and were safely into the Champions League last 16.
Ederson, Fernandinho, Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus all started against Shakhtar. This Manchester City trio will likely begin the match at Manchester United on Sunday.
Jesus won the penalty for Manchester City but again failed to score, with his last goal coming at Leicester in November.
The Brazilian striker lost an incredible record thanks to Manchester City’s defeat.
403 days of not tasting defeat!
Somewhat incredibly, Gabriel Jesus had not tasted defeat for 403 days, in a competitive match for either Brazil or Manchester City.
Gabriel Jesus last lost a game for his club when Palmeiras were beaten by Santos on October 30, 2016.
Incredibly, Gabriel Jesus had never lost a game for Manchester City.
The full Gabriel Jesus record during this time:
Man City games: 32 (27W, 5D, 0L). Brazil games: 6 (4W, 2D, 0L). Palmeiras games: 4 (3W, 1D, 0L).
Will Gabriel Jesus start on the bench at Manchester United?
Manchester United will likely take heart from this incredible statistic being broken.
With Sergio Aguero coming off the bench in the Ukraine, it seems likely that Jesus will be on the bench at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Although reading Pep Guardiola’s tactical plans and moves is very difficult!