Injury-hit City into Champions League quarters for 1st time
MANCHESTER, England (AP) Manchester City reached the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time after a 0-0 draw with Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday, a bittersweet evening for the English team because of injuries to starting center backs Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi.
City won 3-1 on aggregate in the last 16, with the damage done in the first leg in Kiev three weeks ago.
The injuries to Kompany and Otamendi – both sustained inside the first 23 minutes – were the major incidents in a soporific match at Etihad Stadium as City advanced with the minimum of concern but without impressing, either.
Kiev, seeking a first Champions League quarterfinal berth since 1999, barely threatened, while Jesus Navas struck the post with City's best chance.