City and Dynamo Kiev meet for the first half of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 clash on Wednesday night but how did our opponents get here?
Let’s take a look at our respective routes to the knockout stages of Europe’s premier club competition…
UCL story so far…
Sergei Rebrov’s charges qualified from Group G as runners-up behind Chelsea.
Dynamo finished second in Group G to Chelsea, claiming three wins, two draws and one defeat.
After drawing 2-2 at home with Porto, they won 2-0 away at Maccabi Tel Aviv and earned a goalless draw at home to Jose Mourinho's men, who then beat them at Stamford Bridge.
The Ukrainians responded with a 2-0 victory in Portugal and a 1-0 win on home soil against Tel Aviv to progress.
Porto (h) D 2-2
M.Tel-Aviv (a) W 0-2
Chelsea (h) D 0-0
Chelsea (a) L 2-1
Porto (a) W 0-2
M.Tel-Aviv (h) W 2-0
Top UCL goalscorer
Andriy Yarmolenk – two goals
Top UCL assist-maker
Derlis Gonzalez – two assists
Domestic season so far…
Dynamo haven’t played a competitive game since their matchday six win over Maccabi Tel Aviv but they certainly haven’t been “on the beach”.
They’ve played 13 friendlies against teams from all over the continent, winning seven, drawing three and losing three.
Before that, they stormed to the top of the Ukrainian Premier League, winning 43 points from a possible 48.