Dynamo Kyiv v City: Need to know preview
- 24 February 2016 09:33
- Posted by @MPHenson
Everything you need to know about tonight's Champions League clash against Dynamo Kyiv, all in one place.
Match: Dynamo Kyiv (2nd in Ukrainian Premier League) v City (4th in Premier League)
Competition: Champions League Round of 16
Date and time: Wednesday 24 February, 7.45pm (GMT)
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
Last time: Dynamo Kyiv 2 City 0 (Thursday, 10 March 2011)
Head to head record:
Dynamo Kyiv wins 1, Draws 0, City wins 1
Form: Dynamo Kyiv: WWWWWW City: LLLWWW
Manuel Pellegrini: “The important thing is the performance of our important players tomorrow. It’s the first 90 minutes of a 180 minute match, no matter what happens, it’s not over tomorrow.”
Pablo Zabaleta: “We played the best team in the world at this stage for the last two years – I’m not going to say that tomorrow is going to be easy, they have the mentality to play in these types of games as they’ve played in this competition before many times.”
Joe Hart: “It’s an amazing competition. It’s something we really look forward to as a team. But we’re very lucky that we’re involved in a lot of competitions.
“The majority of the time when it comes to the Champions League we’re still fighting on all fronts, and this is a good time to be a Manchester City player and a good time to be fighting.”
Serhiy Rebrov: "Their squad, even without all the injury absentees, includes many top players. In fact, all their players are world class.
"Their domestic form doesn't matter as the Champions League is a completely different competition, and we saw their priorities at the weekend.
Oleksandr Shovkovskiy: “We’ve had two training camps in Spain to get ready for the second part of the season. Only late in the second training camp we focused on the matches against Manchester City. Considering we haven’t had an official fixture for a while, City will have some advantage, but we have worked hard to get ready for the game.”
Dynamo Kyiv: Antunes (suspended).