Joe Hart (7.5): The netminder stepped up when he had to. He made a tremendous save late on, diving to his right and keeping out a menacing strike. The home side got on the board on 58 minutes, but Hart did not stand a chance of saving the deflected shot. Despite his excellent play in the Champions League, his last clean sheet in the competition came in December 2014.
Bacary Sagna (7.5): It was a strong performance at both ends of the pitch from the Frenchman. His deliveries are quality, as is his ability to build out of the back. He has been an absolute rock this season and turned in yet another excellent performance against a talented Kyiv team.
Vincent Kompany (8.0): The captain's return has certainly been a welcome sight for City fans. His commanding presence at the back helped keep Kyiv quiet for much of the match.
Nicolas Otamendi (7.5): His partnership with Kompany is developing nicely. He still exhibits an uber-aggressive style when playing alongside the big Belgian, but his overall demeanor appeared to be calm yet confident in this game.
Gael Clichy (7.0): He exhibited good discipline on the flank and tried to hold down the left side while Sagna shut down Kyiv on the right. This was not an easy test by any means, but the left-back did enough. Andriy Yarmolenko is a talented player whose stock has continued to rise, as he ensured Clichy had a busy evening.
Yaya Toure (7.5): He gave City a two-goal cushion with his curler late on. The goal, which was exquisite, removed loads of pressure heading into the second leg (Kyiv now need to score three).
Fernando (7.0): The man truly shines from a tactical standpoint. Fernando's discipline gives his fellow midfielders license to roam, and he marshals the center defensive midfield area very well. This was the case against Kyiv, and it is in fact his case to remain in the starting XI in future contests.
Fernandinho (7.5): This game supplemented already very concrete evidence that this man is a monster. He was asked to play in a wider role, and he thrived. He was steady all day and took care of the ball per usual. Fernandinho looks as excited to defend as he does to attack, which is an admirable trait and a real asset to this team.
David Silva (7.5): He cooly finished at the back post to double the lead going into the half. It was a fine day from the diminutive Spaniard. His performance might just have indicated that he is close to returning to top form.
Raheem Sterling (7.5): Sterling's pace was a real problem for Kyiv, and his work without the ball was tremendous. He never faded out of the action and was really a joy to watch. He supplied nice passes and really made a nuisance of himself on the left.
Sergio Aguero (7.5): He gave his team an early lead, which should not be taken for granted in a road game of this competition. He always looked like scoring a second, but what else is new?
Kelechi Iheanacho (N/A): He entered the game just before full time. This was City's only substitution of the game.