Goals from David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure gave the Chilean’s charges an extremely valuable triumph for Manchester City in the primary leg of their round of 16 conflict at the Olimpic Stadium.
Manchester City took control of their Champions League last-16 tie with Dynamo Kiev with a 3-1 triumph in the principal leg in Ukraine.
Manuel Pellegrini handled his most grounded conceivable beginning line-up in the wake of resting a few senior players for Sunday’s FA Cup whipping at Chelsea, with the reviewed Sergio Aguero requiring only 15 minutes to open the scoring.
Kiev, whose last aggressive apparatus came in the gathering stage against Maccabi Tel Aviv on December 9, were second-best to City in the primary half, who multiplied their lead when David Silva completed off a fine group move.
Manchester City were the main side in the last 16 who neglected to keep a spotless sheet in the gathering stage, and their safeguard was broken for the ninth Champions League amusement consecutively when Vitaliy Buyalsky’s shot diverted in off Nicolas Otamendi.
The guests stayed minimized to keep Dynamo’s assault – and Andriy Yarmolenko specifically – to a great extent disappointed, while Joe Hart made a fine late stop to deny Buyalskiy a second and protect City’s lead.
Also, Yaya Toure exploited his goalkeeper’s endeavors with a shocking late third objective that will see City head into the arrival leg at the Etihad Stadium certain of fitting the bill for the quarter-finals interestingly.
Kiev began promisingly before a vociferous backing – returning after a UEFA-forced nonappearance in their side’s last gathering diversion – with Yarmolenko driving Hart to tip the ball onto the highest point of the crossbar after City neglected to clear a free-kick.
In any case, the guests rapidly discovered their feet and exploited bleak home protecting to grab the lead. Silva’s corner was gestured around Toure and Aguero was permitted time and space to mid-section the ball down and crush a completion past Oleksandr Shovkovskiy from only six yards out.
Aguero then bubbled a shot simply wide and Toure constrained Shovkovskiy into a brilliant low stop on the break, before another smooth passing move multiplied City’s lead before the break. Aguero cut down Gael Clichy’s clasp into the left channel and backheeled the ball into the way of Raheem Sterling, who crossed for Silva to tap in at the far post.
Aguero dragged a shot wide subsequent to being played through one-on-one by Fernandinho before Fernando gestured Silva’s free-kick over from six yards as Manchester City proceeded before the break.
Yarmolenko arrowed an exertion past the far post as Dynamo searched for a help right on time in the second half, and a stroke of fortune gave them only that with 58 minutes played. Otamendi’s getting header skiped out to Buyalskiy, whose half-volley from the edge of the range took a redirection off the inside back and settled toward the edge of the net.
In spite of the fact that Silva was denied a punishment after a test from Danilo Silva, Pellegrini’s side lost their grasp on the challenge as they was pegged back by Dynamo, who saw substitute Miguel Veloso simply neglect to control Yarmolenko’s go with the guests dwarfed at the back.
Fernandinho had his own particular punishment offers waved away when he went to ground in the wake of curving his way into the zone, while City had Hart to thank at the flip side as the England goalkeeper spared greatly low on his right side to deny Buyalskiy.
Toure then headed wide from only five yards out however soon presented appropriate reparations to place City in the driving seat with the objective of the diversion in the diminishing minutes, playing a perfect one-two with Fernandinho before bowing a shot left-footed past Shovkovskiy from the edge of the zone.