Manchester City brought a 3-1 aggregate lead home to the Etihad from Ukraine after the first leg of this UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal tie. Dynamo Kyiv who were badly outclassed throughout most of the first leg needed something bordering on a miracle to advance.
The Blues lost both Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi to injury early in the match. For Kompany it is his fourth injury of the campaign which likely leaves him out for much of the Premier League run in as well as the next round of UEFA Champions League play. It also might jeopardize his participation in the Euro 2016 tournament where he is expected to captain the Belgian squad.
Yaya Toure was outstanding in his return from injury and the Blues defense held up well. With no need to be adventurous, Manuel Pellegrini's side stayed compact, particularly given Dynamo's dangerous wide play. With no impetus to push the issue, the game provided little in the way of drama other than a late Joe Hart save and a good penalty shout for Dynamo Kyiv that was waved away.
The Blues will find out who they face in the Quarterfinals on Friday.