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Ambitious City out to avoid Dynamo deja vu

Manchester City will hope to avoid a repeat of their 2011 defeat in Ukraine when they visit Dynamo Kyiv with their sights on a first UEFA Champions League quarter-final.

Background: Dynamo Kyiv v Manchester City ©AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City FC will have their sights set on a first ever UEFA Champions League quarter-final when they take on FC Dynamo Kyiv in the first leg of this round of 16 tie.

• Having reached the knockout round as group winners for the first time, City will visit Kyiv looking to achieve another first, but Dynamo will have other ideas as they bid to reach the last eight for the first time since 1999.

Previous meetings
• Dynamo prevailed 2-1 on aggregate when the clubs met in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League round of 16. Andriy Shevchenko and Oleh Gusev struck in a 2-0 first-leg win and City's 1-0 victory back in Manchester, through Aleksandar Kolarov's free-kick, was not enough to save them.

• The lineups for the first leg on 10 March 2011 were:
Dynamo: Shovkovskiy, Danilo Silva, Khacheridi, Yussuf, Popov, Gusev, Eremenko, Vukojević, Yarmolenko, Shevchenko (Ninković 88), Milevskiy.
Man. City: Hart, Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Zabaleta, Kolarov (Wright-Phillips 82), Barry, Touré, Balotelli (Tévez 57), Džeko, Silva.

Match background

Dynamo Kyiv
• Group G runners-up Dynamo are competing in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 1999/2000 – when coach Serhiy Rebrov was leading their attack.

• Rebrov's men are on a nine-match unbeaten home run in UEFA competition dating back to February 2014.

• The Ukrainian title holders have faced one English team already in this season's group stage, drawing 0-0 at home with Chelsea FC but losing 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.

• Dynamo's last win over Premier League opposition was against Everton FC (5-2) in last season's UEFA Europa League round of 16. Andriy Yarmolenko, Łukasz Teodorczyk, Miguel Veloso, Oleh Gusev and Antunes all struck as they overturned a 2-1 first-leg deficit.

• Dynamo have lost only two of 13 previous home matches against English opposition (W5 D6 L2).

• The last English side to win at Dynamo were Manchester United FC in the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League group stage (2-4). Olexandr Shovkovskiy and Gusev were in the beaten home team.

Manchester City
• This is only City's second visit to Ukraine.

• City won two of their three away games – at VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (2-1) and Sevilla FC (3-1) – in finishing top of Group D.

• City have lost all of their three previous two-legged ties in Europe's elite club competition – against Fenerbahçe SK (first round, 1968/69) and FC Barcelona (round of 16, 2013/14 and 2014/15). On each occasion they travelled away for the second leg and lost.

• If City have yet to reach the quarter-finals, their coach Manuel Pellegrini has been there with two different clubs – Villarreal CF (2005/06, 2008/09) and Málaga CF (2012/13).

Coach and player links
• Rebrov played for Tottenham Hotspur FC (2000–04: 75 games, 16 goals) and West Ham United FC (2004–05: 32 games, 2 goals). His two appearances against City came with Spurs in 2000/01: a 0-0 home draw and 1-0 away victory in which he scored the 89th-minute winner.

• Rebrov's last appearance in England as a Dynamo player was the 4-0 group stage defeat at Manchester United in 2007/08 – the penultimate European outing of his playing career.

• Overall Rebrov scored three goals in five appearances against English clubs for Dynamo (W1 D2 L2). His only victory was a 3-1 home success over Arsenal FC in the 1998/99 UEFA Champions League group stage in which he hit the opening goal.

• With Ukraine, Rebrov faced England in a 2-0 friendly defeat at Wembley in May 2000.

• In his first European campaign with Villarreal, Pellegrini oversaw a 2-0 aggregate victory over Dynamo in the 2004/05 UEFA Cup round of 32, featuring a 2-0 second-leg home success on 24 February 2005.

• In eight seasons with FC Shakhtar Donetsk (2005–13), Fernandinho won six league titles and four Ukrainian Cups – two of those final victories coming against Dynamo (2008, 2011). Voted 2008 Ukrainian player of the year, he lost the 2007 final to Dynamo, Gusev scoring the winning goal.

• Fernandinho also faced Dynamo with eventual winners Shakhtar in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup semi-finals, hitting their equaliser in a 1-1 first-leg draw in Kyiv (agg 3-2).

• Fernandinho's team-mates at Shakhtar included Olexandr Rybka.

• Veloso scored in both legs of Sporting Clube de Portugal's 4-2 aggregate victory over Everton in the 2009/10 UEFA Europa League round of 32.

• Yaya Touré had a spell in Ukraine with FC Metalurh Donetsk (2004–05), playing 33 league games and scoring three goals.

• David Silva played in Spain's 1-0 home win over Ukraine in a UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying tie in March 2015. Yevhen Khacheridi, Denys Garmash and Yarmolenko appeared for Ukraine.

• It was at the Donbass Arena, Donetsk that Dynamo's Ukraine contingent lost to both Samir Nasri's France (0-2) and Joe Hart's England (0-1) at UEFA EURO 2012.

• Garmash scored in Ukraine's 2-0 victory over England in the final of the 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Donetsk. Serhiy Rybalka also featured.

Match facts

Dynamo Kyiv
• Vitaliy Buyalskiy, Danilo Silva, Nikita Korzun and Rybalka are a booking away from a ban. Antunes serves a one-match suspension.

• Dynamo have not played a competitive game since they defeated Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC 1-0 on matchday six.

• Yarmolenko sustained an ankle injury early on against Maccabi and did not feature in any of Dynamo's friendlies during the winter break.

• Mykola Morozyuk ruptured knee ligaments in late January and was subsequently ruled out for around three months.

• Rybka underwent knee surgery in mid-December, causing him to miss the first of Dynamo's two training camps in Spain.

• Friendly results during the winter break:
16 January: v Dynamo Dresden D2-2
17 January: v KF Skënderbeu W4-1
20 January: v Real Balompédica Linense L1-0
21 January: v FC Luzern W2-1
24 January: v Jiangsu Suning FC W3-2
25 January: v TSV 1860 München D1-1
27 January: v KKS Lech Poznań W2-0

5 February: v SK Slavia Praha L2-1
7 February: v Suwon Bluewings W1-0
10 February: v Málaga CF L2-0
11 February: v Sport Luanda E Benfica W2-0
14 February: v PFC Litex Lovech D1-1
17 February: v Strømsgodset IF W2-1

UEFA Champions League squad changes
In: Oleksandr Yakovenko (ACF Fiorentina), Nikita Korzun (FC Dinamo Minsk), Artur Rudko
Out: Artem Kravets (VfB Stuttgart, loan), Younes Belhanda (FC Schalke 04, loan), Niko Kranjčar

Manchester City
• Manchester City's record since matchday six is: W8 D3 L5

• City have lost their last two home games, 3-1 and 2-1 respectively to Premier League title rivals Leicester City FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC.

• Vincent Kompany played the entirety of the Tottenham match, his first appearance since suffering a recurrence of a calf injury on 26 December.

• On 1 February, City announced that Josep Guardiola will succeed Pellegrini as manager in the summer.

• Kelechi Iheanacho, 19, became the youngest City player to score a hat-trick since Joe Hayes in March 1955 when he struck three times in the 4-0 FA Cup victory at Aston Villa FC on 30 January.

• On Sunday a youthful City side lost 5-1 at Chelsea FC in the FA Cup fifth round. Teenagers Tosin Adarabioyo (18), Manu García (18), Aleix García (18), Bersant Celina (19) and David Faupala (19) all made their first senior starts while Brandon Barker (19) and Cameron Humphreys (17) came on as second-half substitutes.

• City will play Liverpool FC in the English League Cup final on 28 February, having overcome the Reds' neighbours Everton 4-3 on aggregate in the last four.

• Wilfried Bony (calf) and Eliaquim Mangala (hamstring) have not played since 2 and 6 January respectively.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
In: Kelechi Iheanacho
Out: Samir Nasri