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UEFA Champions League. Round of 16. Second Leg

15 March 15, 2016, 20:45 GMT+1

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England

Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hategan, Romania

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The first leg match (1-3, Manchester City away win) between the opponents revealed the obvious favorites of this duel. Actually, it was obvious even before the first game, as the Ukrainian team was without regular play and the footballers lacked form. Moreover, Manchester City is super motivated, as it will be the first time in their history to get to the Round of 8 in UCL. Now let’s go through all the details one should know before the second leg game between Manchester City and Dynamo Kyiv.

Head to Head

Round of 16. First Leg. Dynamo Kyiv vs Manchester City (1-3). Full highlights.

Previous games:

17.03.11 Manchester City 1-0 Dynamo Kyiv
10.03.11 Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 Manchester City
Manchester City (England)

Coach: Manuel Pellegrini

Current form: W_W_L_W_D

Situation in domestic league and cups:

Manchester City had a very disappointing series of 3 losses in a row, and although they are recovering now, they still rest on the 4th position in the league, and have literally killed their chanced for the championship in the league, and they will more likely compete for the UCL qualifying places.

The Citizens won the League Cup lately, playing against Liverpool in final and winning in series of penalties.

Probable Lineup:

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Missing Players: Nasri, De Bruyne, Delph (all injured)

Dynamo Kyiv (Ukraine)

Coach: Serhiy Rebrov

Current form: W_L_D_W_W

Situation in domestic league and cups:

Ukrainian Premier League has restarted only after the first leg UCL match. Having gone through 3 games thereafter, the team has not lost a game, having 2 wins in the League and 1 draw in the first leg quarterfinal match in the Ukrainian Cup. Dynamo Kyiv is the 1st in the domestic league with +3 points over the second place team.

Probable Lineup:

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Missing Players: Morozyuk (injured)

Finalizing…

Dynamo Kyiv should have at least 2-0 away win against Manchester City to qualify, which is very hard to make, but possible… The English club have shown themselves as very unstable throughout the current season. Winning Liverpool in the League Cup and then losing 3-0 to them in EPL is a very characterizing example for the current Manchester City. Still, Pellegrini’s and the player’s motivation level is too high to let the Ukrainians qualify after 1-3 away win. Is Manchester City’s motivation stronger than its mental instability?

By: Inga Voskerchian