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Tie far from finished says Ferna

  • 15 March 2016 08:55
  • Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
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Fernandinho says there will be no way City will be taking their foot off the gas against Dynamo Kyiv.

With a 3-1 lead from the first leg, the Blues will start as favourites to progress through to the quarter-final stage of the Champions League.

But the Brazilian midfielder says the tie is far from over against the Ukraine champions who are still a dangerous opponent.

"This is going to be a huge game for us and we’ve got a great chance to be in the quarter-finals for the first time," said Fernandinho.

"I think we need to start very well, be very aggressive and show what we want to do from the beginning - if we can do that, then I think we can win that game."

Fernandinho in action against Dynamo Kyiv

Ferna says Kyiv will have sharpened up their match fitness since losing the first leg and reckons they will present more of a threat at the Etihad than they did on their own pitch.

"The first leg in Kyiv was their first game after their winter break but now they have played a few games in the league and in the cup as well," he said.

"I think they will be in better condition and we need to be careful and concentrate 100%.

"It is the target of everyone at the Club to do well in the Champions League, to go far as far as we can and this year we have a great chance to do that.

"First we must complete our task against Kyiv and if we go through, then we’ll wait and see what happens in the draw.

"In the Champions League you never know what can happen but our desire and our target is to go as far as we can, but we have to be fully focused for the second leg to have a chance of doing that."

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