Champions League: Boring Man City Through To Q/Finals For The First Time

Manchester City reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time after a boring goalless draw with Dynamo Kyiv.

The game however saw defenders captain Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi succumbing to injuries in the first half.

Having won the first leg 3-1 in Kiev, City were overwhelming favourites to progress and completed the job at the Etihad Stadium in a low-key return encounter.

However, manager Manuel Pellegrini now has serious concerns in defence ahead of Sunday’s derby clash with Manchester United, particularly over skipper Kompany.

The Belgium defender was substituted early on in Tuesday’s contest after seemingly suffering a recurrence of the calf injury that has blighted his season.

City safely saw out the closing stages, but they did have to survive a couple of scares.

Kiev had appeals for a penalty turned away when Andriy Yarmolenko went to ground under a challenge from Fernando, with Hart making a fine stop from Buyalskiy in the same move, before the England No.1 denied Olexandr Yakovenko late on.


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