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Champions League: Shakhtar manager Fonseca dons Zorro mask in press conference after City victory

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The Ukranian side reached the Champions League round of 16 with the win, and their coach kept a promise to attend his presser in costume

Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca kept a promise and wore a Zorro mask to his press conference after defeating Manchester City 2-1 on Wednesday.

Fonseca said if his side were to advance to the Champions League round of 16, he’d don the costume for his presser following the deciding match. 

And after Shakhtar defeated City in their final group game on Wednesday, clinching second place in Group F, the Portuguese manager kept his promise.  

The Ukranian side finished runners-up behind City and ahead of Napoli and Feyenoord to reach the Champions League knockout phase.

“This is the most joyful press conference of my career,” Fonseca said. 

“I feel great joy. I think not only Shakhtar’s supporters but all Ukrainians have to be proud of our team.”

The Ukrainian champions could face Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Roma, Barcelona, Liverpool, Besiktas or Tottenham following Monday’s last-16 draw.



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