Kompany Injury Blow As Man City Qualify For Quarter-Finals Of Champions League
Manchester City reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in their history after a goalless second leg gave them a 3-1 aggregate win against Dynamo Kiev.
Leading 3-1 from the first leg, things did not go entirely to plan for Manuel Pellegrini and his side, who lost both Vincent Kompany, who suffered a fourth calf injury of the season, and his central defensive partner Nicolas Otamendi in the first half.
In what was a drab affair, chances were few and far between until Jesus Navas struck the foot of the post for hosts just after the hour mark.
Joe Hart was called into action late on to deny Vitali Buyalsky and Olexsandr Yakovenko, but in truth Pellegrini’s men were rarely troubled as they booked their place in Friday’s quarter-final draw.
However, the loss of both Kompany and Otamendi will be a huge worry for Pellegrini with a tricky run-in ahead, starting with Sunday’s Manchester derby.