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SHAKHTAR BOSS FONSECA KEPT HIS PROMISE TO DONS ZORRO MASK IF THEY REACH NEXT ROUND

Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca kept his promise and wore a Zorro cover to his question and answer session in the wake of crushing Manchester City 2-1 on Wednesday.

Fonseca said if his side were to progress to the Champions League round of 16, he’d wear the outfit for his press conference following the choosing match.

Also, after Shakhtar crushed City in their last gathering diversion on Wednesday, securing second place in Group F, the Portuguese manager stayed faithful to his promise.

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

Fonseca, recently linked with the Everton job now filled by Sam Allardyce.

The Ukrainians needed just a point against City to ensure second spot in the group, but they went one better by earning a 2-1 win against the Premier League leaders.

Reflecting on his side’s performance, he said: ‘Tonight we played an almost ideal game. We were very disciplined in defence and broke through to attack very effectively.

This is the most blissful press interview of my career,” Fonseca said.

“I feel extraordinary satisfaction. I think Shakhtar’s supporters as well as all Ukrainians must be pleased with our group.”

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

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