CL: City On Brink Of Last Eight

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Manchester City are a step away from the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League after an impressive display at Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday night.

Following three-consecutive defeats domestically, Manuel Pelegrini fielded a full strength City side, who took control of proceedings at the 70,000 – capacity Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev.

Argentine forward, Sergio Aguero put the visitors up in the 15th minute, before a slick move let David Silva slot home the second.

Dynamo pulled one back through Vitaliy Buyalsky in the 58th minute, before a superb curling shot by Yaya Toure in the 90th minute restored City’s two-goal lead.

This was City’s first ever victory in the Champions League knockout stages.

Speaking after the win, Pellegrini insisted that it showed his side have been improving in Europe. “Each season we improve a little bit more.

“The last two seasons we qualified for the last 16 and this season we made the important progress of winning the group, which was an improvement from last season.”

The Citizens now head into Sunday’s League Cup final with Liverpool in the highest of spirits.