The official website for European football

City count the cost after ending quarter-final wait

Published: Tuesday 15 March 2016, 22.40CET
Manchester City 0-0 Dynamo Kyiv (agg: 3-1)
City are through to the quarter-finals for the first time, but injuries to Vincent Kompany and Nicolás Otamendi meant celebrations were muted.
City count the cost after ending quarter-final wait
Manchester City applaud the home support after sealing progress ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Man. CityDynamo Kyiv

Goals scored0
 
0
Possession (%)46
 
54
Total attempts7
 
6
on target1
 
4
off target6
 
1
blocked0
1
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners2
 
1
Offsides3
 
3
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
12
Fouls suffered9
 
11
Passes460
 
563
completed396
 
488

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 15 March 2016, 22.40CET

City count the cost after ending quarter-final wait

Manchester City 0-0 Dynamo Kyiv (agg: 3-1)
City are through to the quarter-finals for the first time, but injuries to Vincent Kompany and Nicolás Otamendi meant celebrations were muted.

Manchester City are through to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the first time, but injuries to both centre-backs against Dynamo Kyiv overshadowed their night.

The sight of injury-ravaged Vincent Kompany exiting early on drew a collective sigh from the home crowd, becoming a groan when Nicolás Otamendi quickly followed. The silver lining was that Manuel Pellegrini's side's 3-1 first-leg advantage was never really under threat: at the third time of asking City won a round of 16 tie.

Clichy on City's 'important step'

The game struggled to get started in the first half, the initial slow tempo almost reaching a standstill after the deflating departures of Kompany and Otamendi. City had two centre-halves on the bench so the immediate impact was not severe, but those injuries could have far-reaching consequences.

The once raucous crowd, no doubt coming to a similar conclusion, grew grave and the atmosphere among the players in sky blue was scarcely better. Instead it was Dynamo, wearing a darker hue, who began pushing on and before the interval Martín Demichelis's sloppy pass inadvertently created an opportunity.

Zabaleta proud to make history

Andriy Yarmolenko collected, but his through ball to Denys Garmash lacked composure and Gaël Clichy cleared. It summed up the opening 60 minutes. Once the clock struck the top of the hour it opened up – slightly. Jesús Navas lashed against the post at one end, then Yarmolenko cut inside and fired at Joe Hart at the other.

Half-chances continued to come and go, with Hart denying Olexandr Yakovenko at the death, but there was no stopping City's walking wounded marching on.

Analysis from Simon Hart at the City of Manchester Stadium

©AFP/Getty Images

Yaya Touré

Key player: Yaya Touré
This was not a vintage City performance yet it was job done all the same. Clichy got up and down the left with impressive energy, Sergio Agüero produced one sensational turn but Yaya Touré, back in the team, did as much as anybody to drive Pellegrini's men on. There were a couple of those trademark bulldozing runs and the Ivorian set up Agüero and Navas for the best two openings of the second period.

Kompany KO
The loss of Kompany and Otamendi contributed to the lack of fluency in City's play and the sight of Kompany pulling up with an apparent calf problem was a particularly worrying sight for the hosts given how much more solid they look with him in their lineup. In the short term he will be missed badly in Sunday's Manchester derby and it is also a concern for his Belgium national team with UEFA EURO 2016 on the horizon.

First leg: Dynamo 1-3 City

Kyiv journey ends
Serhiy Rebrov was playing on the last occasion that Kyiv featured at this stage of the UEFA Champions League. In that context the Ukrainian outfit can take satisfaction from getting this far but tonight was a bridge too far. They were facing a City side short on confidence and disrupted by injury yet were unable to profit. Dynamo had not won in 13 previous visits to England and, until Yakovenko's late effort, seldom looked like altering that statistic here.

©AFP/Getty Images

©AFP/Getty Images

©Getty Images

©Getty Images

©Getty Images

©AFP/Getty Images

©Getty Images

©AFP/Getty Images

©Getty Images

©AFP/Getty Images

Last updated: 04/04/16 12.41CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2016/matches/round=2000635/match=2015770/postmatch/report/index.html#city+last+eight+wait

Lineups

man. city

Man. City

dynamo kyiv

Dynamo Kyiv

1
HartJoe Hart (GK)
1
ShovkovskiyOlexandr Shovkovskiy (GK) (C)
4
KompanyVincent Kompany (C)
Substitution7
4
Miguel VelosoMiguel Veloso
5
ZabaletaPablo Zabaleta
5
AntunesAntunes
Yellow Card21
6
FernandoFernando
6
DragovićAleksandar Dragović
10
AgüeroSergio Agüero
10
YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
15
Jesús NavasJesús Navas
19
GarmashDenys Garmash
Yellow Card57
Substitution64
21
David SilvaDavid Silva
Substitution79
20
GusevOleh Gusev
Substitution62
22
ClichyGaël Clichy
24
VidaDomagoj Vida
25
FernandinhoFernandinho
29
Buyalskiy Vitaliy Buyalskiy
30
OtamendiNicolás Otamendi
Yellow Card19
Substitution24
34
KhacheridiYevhen Khacheridi
42
TouréYaya Touré
91
TeodorczykŁukasz Teodorczyk
Substitution46

Substitutes

13
CaballeroWilly Caballero (GK)
72
RudkoArtur Rudko (GK)
7
SterlingRaheem Sterling
Substitution79
2
Danilo SilvaDanilo Silva
11
KolarovAleksandar Kolarov
7
YakovenkoOlexandr Yakovenko
Substitution62
14
BonyWilfried Bony
16
SydorchukSerhiy Sydorchuk
Substitution64
20
MangalaEliaquim Mangala
Substitution7
18
KorzunNikita Korzun
26
DemichelisMartín Demichelis
Substitution24
25
GonzálezDerlis González
Substitution46
76
GarciaManuel Garcia
27
MakarenkoYevhen Makarenko

Coach

Manuel Pellegrini (CHI) Sergii Rebrov (UKR)

Referee

Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU)

Assistant referees

Octavian Șovre (ROU), Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU)

Fourth official

Radu Ghinguleac (ROU)

Additional assistant referees

Alexandru Tudor (ROU), Sebastian Colţescu (ROU)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution