Published on March 16th, 2016 | by Daniel Cheeseman0
Manchester City 0-0 Dynamo Kyiv – Report & Ratings
While the game itself wasn’t particularly memorable, it was still a historic night for Manchester City Football Club in the Champions League
With City 3-1 up from the first leg, the game was a bit of a dead rubber as both teams realistically knew who was going through before a ball was even kicked. The Blues were in control of the tie but lost centre-backs Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi to injury early on.
In a slow-paced first half, neither side really threatened a shot on target.
Jesus Navas came close with a low shot that struck the post in the second half, and Yaya Toure later shot straight at the keeper.
Overall it felt like the teams were merely conserving their energy for their own domestic competitions, but in a way the Blues might have come off worse with injuries to two crucial players.
It was a historic night for City nonetheless, reaching the Champions League Quarter Finals for the first time in the club’s history.
— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) March 15, 2016
Joe Hart – 6
Didn’t have much to do, cleared his lines well and made a couple of decent saves.
Pablo Zabaleta – 6
Made a few runs and looked pretty solid at the back.
Vincent Kompany – N/A
Injured in the first half, looks to be out for at least a month.
Nicolas Otamendi – N/A
Picked up a knock in the first half and limped off, hopefully he’ll be available for Sunday’s derby.
Gael Clichy – 7
Regularly got into the box and was a nuisance for Dynamo Kyiv in defence.
Fernando – 6
Got the job done without doing anything spectacular.
Fernandinho – 6
No glaring mistakes and kept things flowing.
Yaya Toure – 8 (MOTM)
Man of the match performance from the Ivorian, was great going forward and stable in possession.
Jesus Navas – 6
End product was still lacking but put in a decent shift.
David Silva – 7
Saw glimpses of his old self and looked sharp.
Sergio Aguero – 7
Can’t fault his work rate, didn’t get a lot of supply throughout the game so can’t really blame him.
Martin Demichelis – 6
Solid at the back with minimal mistakes.
Eliaquim Mangala – 5
Looked unprepared when he came on and slipped up a couple of times.
Raheem Sterling – 5
Didn’t have much impact when he came on, was used more as a rest for David Silva.