Friday, March 18, 2011

Europa League 2010 2011 Manchester City Dynamo Kiev

City of Manchester Stadium
17 march 2011
Arbitre: C. Cakir

Manchester City must overturn a two-goal deficit against Dynamo Kiev if they are to remain in the Europa League. A 2-0 defeat in Ukraine in the first leg of their last-16 tie has left the Blues with a tough ask in the return date at Eastlands. On a positive note for Roberto Mancini's side, they have fared admirably on home soil in continental competition. They have suffered just one defeat in 15 fixtures at Eastlands, with that solitary setback coming against FC Midtjylland in a Uefa Cup qualifier on 14th August 2008. City have also won their last three European games in front of their own supporters, scoring three times on each occasion.

That is the challenge facing them again on Thursday, as they attempt to edge their way into the quarter-finals. Yuri Semin's Kiev will be no pushovers, though, despite their record against English opposition making for disappointing reading.
The Ukrainian giants have never won in England, in nine attempts, while their last two visits to Manchester saw them fail to find the target against Sir Alex Ferguson's United. They have, however, won their last three games on the road in the Europa League and are now unbeaten in seven, since losing to FC Sheriff during the group stage.

Manager Roberto Mancini has revealed Tevez is in need of a rest following his recent dip in form, but the Argentinian may have to wait for the international break with City needing to overturn a two-goal deficit this evening. Mancini said: “Carlos needs to work in the next week. In the last 45 days, it's been impossible. “If we have 20 or 23 players when we play four or five games in two weeks, we would be able to change six players every game. “We don't have that option and when you can't train it's difficult to keep the same level for one month or 45 days. That's the same for all the players.”

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  1. Happy with the qualif Rush?? In quarter final against Spartak maybe??

  2. in the open championship of Portugal a chance to meet with the avowed friends of Dynamo Kiev and Spartak Moscow are very small ... except that only in the final )) but this is too optimistic ))

  3. Kiev Porto in final? like the semil final 1986?

  4. You'll laugh, but the variant that will play Dynamo Kiev in the UEFA Europe League with all three teams ... the Portuguese in the quarterfinals against Braga in the semi-finals against Benfica in the final against Porto :)) laugh :))

  5. anyway anybody has a luck in that competition, no real favorite.
    Good luck too Shaktar too.

  6. yes Rush and next year Kiev on Liga Portuguese...