Injury-hit City into Champions League quarters for 1st time

Manchester City's Vincent Kompany, sits on the ground injured an his teammates Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta, left, and Manchester City's goalkeeper Joe Hart look on during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Manchester City and Dynamo Kiev at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Tuesday, March. 15, 2016. Kompany went off injured .(AP Photo/Jon Super)
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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.