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  • Date:17 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:18:00
  • Venue:City of Manchester Stadium
  • Attendance:27,816
( agg 1 - 2 )
  • Kolarov (38)
Goal!

Live Commentary

96mins

Gnegneri Toure Yaya is cautioned.

95mins

Joleon Lescott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Denys Garmash. Oleg Gusev takes the free kick.

94mins

Foul by Denys Garmash on Edin Dzeko, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gnegneri Toure Yaya, Olexandr Shovkovskiy makes a save.

93mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joleon Lescott by Roman Zozulya. Free kick taken by Joe Hart.

93mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Roman Zozulya by Joleon Lescott. Roman Eremenko takes the free kick.

93mins

Drilled left-footed shot by Edin Dzeko. Olexandr Shovkovskiy makes a save.

91mins

Vincent Kompany takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright. Ebert Betao joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andriy Yarmolenko.

91mins

Corner taken by Adam Johnson, clearance made by Goran Popov.

90mins

Centre by Adam Johnson, blocked by Ognjen Vukojevic. Adam Johnson takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

89mins

The ball is delivered by Joleon Lescott.

88mins

James Milner comes on in place of Aleksandar Kolarov.

88mins

The ball is delivered by Roman Eremenko.

86mins

Shot from 25 yards by Roman Eremenko. Save by Joe Hart. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Oleg Gusev played to the near post.

84mins

Centre by Denys Garmash, Nigel De Jong gets a block in. Corner taken short by Oleg Gusev.

83mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aparecido Danilo Silva by Edin Dzeko. Direct free kick taken by Aparecido Danilo Silva.

83mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Denys Garmash goes wide right of the goal.

81mins

Denys Garmash concedes a free kick for a foul on Edin Dzeko. Free kick taken by Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Aleksandar Kolarov sends in a cross, Andriy Yarmolenko gets a block in. Corner from left by-line taken by Aleksandar Kolarov.

80mins

Roman Zozulya gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joleon Lescott. Vincent Kompany takes the direct free kick.

78mins

Nigel De Jong challenges Oleg Gusev unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nigel De Jong booked. Ayiila Yussuf takes the direct free kick.

77mins

Adam Johnson delivers the ball, blocked by Aparecido Danilo Silva. Corner taken by Aleksandar Kolarov from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Olexandr Shovkovskiy.

77mins

Centre by Aleksandar Kolarov, clearance by Ayiila Yussuf.

76mins

David Silva delivers the ball. Edin Dzeko joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Silva.

75mins

Centre by Aparecido Danilo Silva, Micah Richards makes a clearance.

75mins

The ball is sent over by Aparecido Danilo Silva, Aleksandar Kolarov manages to make a clearance.

72mins

Goran Popov fouled by David Silva, the ref awards a free kick. David Silva receives a caution. Direct free kick taken by Ayiila Yussuf.

72mins

Joleon Lescott fouled by Roman Zozulya, the ref awards a free kick. Joleon Lescott takes the free kick.

71mins

Adam Johnson comes on in place of Gareth Barry.

69mins

Unfair challenge on Nigel De Jong by Denys Garmash results in a free kick. Joleon Lescott restarts play with the free kick. David Silva produces a cross, Ayiila Yussuf makes a clearance.

68mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andriy Yarmolenko by Aleksandar Kolarov. Direct free kick taken by Aparecido Danilo Silva.

68mins

Centre by Aleksandar Kolarov, Leandro Leandro Almeida makes a clearance.

67mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nigel De Jong by Oleg Gusev. Joe Hart takes the free kick.

66mins

Ognjen Vukojevic takes a shot. Save made by Joe Hart. Short corner taken by Oleg Gusev from the left by-line. Oleg Gusev delivers the ball, Denys Garmash takes a shot. Clearance by Joleon Lescott.

65mins

The ball is crossed by Aleksandar Kolarov, Aparecido Danilo Silva manages to make a clearance.

65mins

David Silva takes a shot. Save by Olexandr Shovkovskiy.

64mins

Foul by Ognjen Vukojevic on David Silva, free kick awarded. David Silva takes the direct free kick.

63mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Goran Popov by Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Ognjen Vukojevic takes the direct free kick.

63mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Goran Popov by Gareth Barry. Ognjen Vukojevic restarts play with the free kick.

61mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Roman Zozulya by Vincent Kompany. Vincent Kompany receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Denys Garmash on for Andriy Shevchenko. Roman Eremenko takes the direct free kick. Drilled left-footed shot by Goran Popov. Gareth Barry gets a block in.

60mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Oleg Gusev on Nigel De Jong. Nigel De Jong takes the direct free kick.

58mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vincent Kompany by Andriy Shevchenko. Nigel De Jong takes the direct free kick.

56mins

David Silva takes a shot. Leandro Leandro Almeida gets a block in. David Silva takes the inswinging corner, Goran Popov makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by David Silva from the right by-line.

55mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Roman Zozulya on Nigel De Jong. Free kick taken by Vincent Kompany.

54mins

Nigel De Jong gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andriy Yarmolenko. Free kick taken by Goran Popov.

53mins

Andriy Yarmolenko has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

52mins

Unfair challenge on Ayiila Yussuf by Aleksandar Kolarov results in a free kick. Ayiila Yussuf takes the free kick.

49mins

Carlos Tevez fouled by Leandro Leandro Almeida, the ref awards a free kick. Leandro Leandro Almeida goes into the book. David Silva crosses the ball, Header from deep inside the area by Micah Richards goes over the bar.

47mins

Roman Zozulya joins the action as a substitute, replacing Milos Ninkovic.

47mins

Gnegneri Toure Yaya has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

47mins

Shot from 25 yards by Aleksandar Kolarov. Save by Olexandr Shovkovskiy.

46mins

Ayiila Yussuf takes a short corner.

45mins

Carlos Tevez goes into the book for dissent.

44mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Barry on Andriy Shevchenko. Ognjen Vukojevic takes the free kick.

43mins

Milos Ninkovic challenges Nigel De Jong unfairly and gives away a free kick. Milos Ninkovic is booked. Free kick taken by Nigel De Jong.

43mins

Andriy Shevchenko challenges Gareth Barry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joleon Lescott takes the direct free kick.

42mins

Effort from 25 yards by Roman Eremenko. Save by Joe Hart.

38mins

Foul by Ayiila Yussuf on Carlos Tevez, free kick awarded. Booking for Ayiila Yussuf for unsporting behaviour. David Silva restarts play with the free kick. Goal scored by Aleksandar Kolarov from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man City 1 (1)-(2) 0 Dynamo Kiev.

36mins

Unfair challenge on Goran Popov by Mario Balotelli results in a free kick. Mario Balotelli shown a red card. Direct free kick taken by Ayiila Yussuf.

36mins

Unfair challenge on Micah Richards by Goran Popov results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mario Balotelli.

34mins

The ball is crossed by David Silva, Aparecido Danilo Silva makes a clearance.

33mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov, Aparecido Danilo Silva manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Aleksandar Kolarov played to the near post, clearance by Ayiila Yussuf.

32mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov by Andriy Shevchenko. Direct free kick taken by Joleon Lescott.

32mins

The ball is sent over by Gnegneri Toure Yaya, Aparecido Danilo Silva makes a clearance.

31mins

Aparecido Danilo Silva has a drilled shot. Blocked by Gareth Barry.

29mins

Micah Richards crosses the ball. Foul by Gnegneri Toure Yaya on Andriy Yarmolenko, free kick awarded. Goran Popov restarts play with the free kick.

29mins

Milos Ninkovic concedes a free kick for a foul on Nigel De Jong. Direct free kick taken by Gnegneri Toure Yaya.

28mins

The ball is sent over by Gnegneri Toure Yaya, save by Olexandr Shovkovskiy.

28mins

Foul by Milos Ninkovic on Nigel De Jong, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Nigel De Jong.

27mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Aparecido Danilo Silva restarts play with the free kick.

26mins

The ball is sent over by Aleksandar Kolarov. Shot by David Silva from 12 yards. Blocked by Mario Balotelli.

23mins

Nigel De Jong gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andriy Shevchenko. Goran Popov restarts play with the free kick.

23mins

The ball is delivered by Gareth Barry, clearance made by Ayiila Yussuf.

23mins

Outswinging corner taken by Aleksandar Kolarov.

23mins

Mario Balotelli crosses the ball, Olexandr Shovkovskiy makes a save.

22mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Vincent Kompany on Goran Popov. Goran Popov takes the free kick.

20mins

Unfair challenge on Aparecido Danilo Silva by Mario Balotelli results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Olexandr Shovkovskiy.

18mins

The ball is delivered by Goran Popov, Gareth Barry makes a clearance.

17mins

The ball is crossed by Aleksandar Kolarov.

15mins

Gnegneri Toure Yaya challenges Goran Popov unfairly and gives away a free kick. Olexandr Shovkovskiy takes the direct free kick.

15mins

The ball is delivered by Mario Balotelli, clearance made by Ognjen Vukojevic.

12mins

Centre by Aleksandar Kolarov, blocked by Oleg Gusev. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Nigel De Jong goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

11mins

David Silva fouled by Leandro Leandro Almeida, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Carlos Tevez.

10mins

Unfair challenge on Andriy Shevchenko by Nigel De Jong results in a free kick. Oleg Gusev crosses the ball in from the free kick, Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.

8mins

Gareth Barry fouled by Milos Ninkovic, the ref awards a free kick. Gareth Barry restarts play with the free kick.

6mins

Oleg Gusev takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.

4mins

Mario Balotelli has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the goal.

3mins

Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Blocked by Ayiila Yussuf. Corner taken by David Silva from the right by-line, Olexandr Shovkovskiy makes a save.

Match Preview

Manager Roberto Mancini has defended his decision to allow three senior Manchester City stars to leave on loan in January when he has ended up so short of players.

Emmanuel Adebayor, Wayne Bridge and Roque Santa Cruz all departed Eastlands in the search of regular first-team action, along with three of the younger members of the City squad who were given first-team exposure in the Carling Cup earlier in the campaign.

Yet now Mancini is bemoaning a lack of bodies as a reason for some of his side's more stuttering performances in recent times, including their 2-0 first-leg defeat to Dynamo Kiev in last week's Europa League last-16 clash.

City try to overturn that deficit at Eastlands on Thursday, still using the same group of players they have been forced to rely on since fixture congestion first became a problem in the middle of January. But Mancini is adamant he has not been the architect of his own downfall.

"If there are some players who want to leave because they wish to play every game, it is difficult," he said.

"Should two or three players leave the club, you could buy two or three more. But we didn't think four or five important players would get injured in the space of 20 days."

Shay Given, James Milner and Adam Johnson have all been sidelined for extended periods, with a succession of minor injuries to be taken into account as well. In addition, Kolo Toure is suspended indefinitely pending an inquiry into his failed drugs test, robbing Mancini of another valuable option.

"When you become a top club you should have 25 players available in every game," he said.

"If we win and reach the quarter-final, we are playing twice a week until the end of the season," he said.

"This could be a big problem."

Not that Mancini is prepared to countenance defeat at this stage, even if a Kiev side marshalled by a resurgent Andriy Shevchenko look set up perfectly to hit their hosts on the counter-attack at Eastlands on Thursday.

Kiev skipper Oleksandr Shovkovskiy revealed the visitors had a simple plan to overcoming Manchester City's vast wealth - good, old-fashioned teamwork. Shovkovskiy is aware Mancini is ready to unleash the full battery of his attacking power on Dynamo in an effort to gain control of the tie.

Although the visitors can boast the talents of Shevchenko, the scale of City's resources means that other attributes will have to be called upon in addition to talent.

"I don't feel as though myself, or any of my team-mates have anything to prove. We have demonstrated our skills already," said Shovkovskiy.

"We all know Manchester City have a very good financial base and that they have some great players. But Thursday is not about their stars. It is about how we do as a team. That is how we intend to play against them and use our spirit to its maximum effect."

Dynamo have left nothing to chance, arriving in Manchester yesterday in order to give themselves two days to acclimatise. They have been dealt a blow with the loss of star man Artem Milevskiy to a hand injury sustained in the final moments of the first leg. But Kiev remain in bullish mood, confident enough to dismiss the prospect of practising penalties, which would be needed if City match Dynamo's 2-0 first-leg success.

"We have not been practising," said Shovkovskiy, who as goalkeeper has more reason that most to think about the prospect.

"We have not come here to get the same score as we did in Kiev."

Formation:433Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

Formation: 4411Manager: Yuri Semin

Dynamo Kiev

  • Joe Hart
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Micah Richards
  • Gareth Barry
  • Gnegneri Toure Yaya
  • Nigel De Jong
  • Mario Balotelli
  • Carlos Tevez
  • David Silva
  • SUBS
  • Stuart Taylor
  • James Milner
  • Shaun Wright-Phillips
  • Edin Dzeko
  • Adam Johnson
  • Patrick Vieira
  • Dedryk Boyata

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Match Report

Ten-man City exit Europe Ten-man Manchester City's brave effort to reach the Europa League quarter-finals failed after a 2-1 aggregate defeat to Dynamo Kiev with striker Mario Balotelli cast in the role as villain. Two goals down from the first leg in Kiev, Balotelli left his team-mates to battle on for almost an hour without him after he was sent off for planting his studs into Goran Popov's chest and thigh. Although they quickly made light of Balotelli's absence to pull a goal back through Aleksandar Kolarov, City eventually ran out of steam and ideas against a team content to soak up pressure. It leaves Roberto Mancini's men to look ahead to maintain the fight for a Champions League spot, knowing their only realistic chance of silverware now lies in the FA Cup, where they will face Manchester United in a Wembley semi-final next month. Having suffered an allergic reaction to the grass in Kiev, Balotelli was restored to the City starting line-up, with Mancini doubtless expecting a more meaningful contribution. The controversial Italian should have achieved that aim after only three minutes. David Silva has edged even Carlos Tevez as City's man-of-the-season so far this term and the brilliant Spaniard flicked a superb pass to Micah Richards, who quickly curled a low cross to the far post. The only words of redemption were that Balotelli ended up with less time than it initially appeared he would have as Dynamo defenders closed in. Still, inside the six-yard box, the 20-year-old should have found the net instead of lifting a woefully disappointing effort over the bar. What a difference that would have made to the tie. It allowed Kiev to settle into a rhythm of soaking up pressure, whilst attempting to hit their opponents on the break to grab an away goal that would kill the contest. Balotelli nodded Kolarov's corner over from close range, then got in the way of a Silva piledriver that was off target anyway. It was an eventful half hour for a player who seems to attract attention like paper clips to a magnet. And it came to a suitably ridiculous conclusion with his red card. Balotelli expressed surprise when Cuneyt Cakir dispatched him to the dressing room, and Mancini was not very impressed either. However, after sticking his studs into Popov's chest, very much in the manner of City team-mate Nigel de Jong on Xabi Alonso in the World Cup final, then planting them on the defender's thigh for good measure, it was difficult to see what alternative the Turkish official had been left with. It seemed like the end of any City hopes of progressing. Such is the quirky nature of this club they instantly halved the deficit. Kolarov strode onto a short free-kick with relish and belted a low shot through a posse of defenders, catching goalkeeper Oleksandr Shovkovskyi totally by surprise as it flew through his dismal attempt to save. After spending so long complaining of the tiredness being felt by his squad, Mancini was now faced with the prospect of urging his remaining 10 men for greater effort. Richards powered a header over after climbing to reach Silva's free-kick, before the Spain star attempted to check back onto his left foot after an opening had been created that invited an effort with his right. The more desperate City became, the easier Kiev found it to make chances amid a growing number of yellow cards. Joleon Lescott headed a Denys Garmash effort off the line, not long after the Kiev man had replaced Andriy Shevchenko. Twenty-four hours earlier, Mancini had claimed he did not have another player who could change a game like Adam Johnson. He must have spent the intervening period mulling this over because not only did Mancini name the former Middlesbrough man on the bench after previously declaring it would be better to let his ankle injury recover fully during the international break, he brought him on with 20 minutes to go. Edin Dzeko followed soon afterwards as Mancini shed his cautious image. But with legs tiring badly, the urgency had disappeared from City's play. Dzeko did create one last chance for himself in stoppage time but neither he, nor Yaya Toure with his even later free-kick could not prevent the Blues from bowing out.

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