Man City Draw With Kyiv, Qualify For UCL Q/Finals; Iheanacho Missing

Man City Draw With Kyiv, Qualify For UCL Q/Finals; Iheanacho Missing

By Johnny Edward:

Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho was left out of Manchester City’s squad that qualified for the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League despite being forced to a goalless draw by Dynamo Kyiv at the Ethiad stadium.

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Iheanacho who made his debut in the reverse fixture made way for EDS star Manu Garba on the bench according to reports on Manchester Evening News. 

Manuel Pellegrini's men advanced 3-1 on aggregate in the second leg round of 16 clash following their triumph in Kiev three weeks ago.

City started the encounted on a shaky note when both centre halves vincent Kompany and Nicolas  Otamendi were both replaced with 25 minutes due to injuries.

Skipper Kompany was first to leave the pitch when he trudges off the pitch with an hamstring problem  to a sympathetic round of applause from the home fans. Mangala came on to replace him.

And 13 minutes later it was the turn of Otamendi who was hurled off for Martins  Demichelis after he was booked for returning to the pitch too early after receiving medical treatment in the 18th minute.

City's best play of the evening came on the hour mark when David Silva played a short pass to Sergio Aguero, who, with his first touch, knocked the ball across to Yaya Toure, who played a return ball over the top for the Argentine to fire a cracker across the face of goal. 

Dynamo reacted in the closing stages of the encounter  forcing a great save from Joe Hart in the 87th minute.

A lovely back heel into the box found Buyalskyy, who shot from the edge of the box and was denied by Hart, who cames off his line to make a timely block.

The result sees Manchester City join PSG, Real Madrid in the next round of the competition. 

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