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Man City   1 - 0   Dynamo Kiev (agg 1 - 2)

Referee Vladimir Sajn sends off Manchester City's Mario Balotelli (right)
Referee Cuneyt Cakir sends off Manchester City's Balotelli

By Saj Chowdhury

Ten-man Manchester City were dumped out of the Europa League despite earning a 1-0 second-leg win over Dynamo Kiev.

City dominated the first half but Mario Balotelli scooped over from three yards and missed with a header from 12 yards.

Striker Balotelli was sent off for a foul on Goran Popov before the break, giving City a tough task to overcome their two-goal first-leg deficit.

Aleksandar Kolarov fired in low from 20 yards to give them hope but City failed to trouble Kiev in the second half.

City's only realistic hopes of winning their first piece of major silverware since 1976 now rest with the FA Cup.

That semi-final date against local rivals Manchester United on 16 April is now a do-or-die tie for Roberto Mancini's multi-million pound outfit.

They may have still been fighting on two fronts had Balotelli's impudence not got the better of him 10 minutes before the break.

It was a foolish and unnecessary challenge by the £24m-player, whose childish remonstrations and actions have overshadowed his good performances this season.

His boot into the midriff of Popov was probably borne out of frustration, with the Italian having missed a sitter from about three yards in the third minute before heading over the bar a few moments later.

In fact, City were left frustrated on a handful of occasions during that first 45 minutes. Their best ploy was to attack down the right, with Micah Richards and Yaya Toure both providing teasing centres only for the resolute Kiev defence to clear.

The Ukraine side looked nervy, in contrast to the confident display seen in the first leg, and were content to hit City on the break - although they did this with very little success.

So when Balotelli was shown red for planting his studs into Popov in the 36th minute it was an unexpected boost for Yuri Semin's team.

However, in the immediate aftermath City took the lead thanks to the trusty left boot of Kolarov, who drilled in low from just outside the area after a pass from Silva.

The hosts created fewer chances after the break, with Argentine Carlos Tevez handed the responsibility to lead the line and the fightback.

With his energy spent after chasing possession and David Silva having one of his more ineffective games, City lacked potency in the final third.

Mancini brought on striker Edin Dzeko and winger Adam Johnson in the last 20 minutes, but apart from a 20-yard snap-shot from the former, keeper Olexandr Shovkovskiy was relatively untroubled during the second half.

Kiev did their best to upset City with niggly fouls and what looked like melodramatics when they hit the deck.

But they showed in the first leg that when they opt to play football they are a dangerous outfit and over the two matches deserve their place in the last eight.


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Thursday, 17 March 2011

Europa League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Man City 1-0 Dynamo Kiev FT
(HT 1-0)(agg 1-2)
  • Kolarov 39

    Man City

    Substitutes

    Dynamo Kiev

    • 01 Shovkovskiy
    • 02 Danilo Silva
    • 06 Popov
    • 44 Leandro Almeida yellow card
    • 05 Vukojevic
    • 20 Gusev
    • 23 Eremenko
    • 36 Ninkovic yellow card (Zozulya 45+2)
    • 37 Yussuf yellow card
    • 07 Shevchenko (Garmash 62)
    • 09 Yarmolenko (Betao 90+2)

    Substitutes

    • 35 Koval,
    • 03 Betao,
    • 26 Nesmachniy,
    • 15 Rybalka,
    • 19 Garmash,
    • 49 Zozulya,
    • 77 Guilherme
    Ref: CakirAtt: 27,816
    MAN CITY
    DYNAMO KIEV

    Possession

    • Man City 53%
    • Dynamo Kiev 47%

    Attempts on target

    • Man City 6
    • Dynamo Kiev 3

    Attempts off target

    • Man City 6
    • Dynamo Kiev 6

    Corners

    • Man City 11
    • Dynamo Kiev 4

    Fouls

    • Man City 19
    • Dynamo Kiev 21
    • Final Result
    • 90:00+5:28 Booking Gnegneri Toure Yaya is cautioned.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:13 The referee ends the match.
    • 90:00+4:11 Foul by Joleon Lescott on Denys Garmash, free kick awarded. Oleg Gusev takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+3:08 Denys Garmash concedes a free kick for a foul on Edin Dzeko. Gnegneri Toure Yaya crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Olexandr Shovkovskiy.
    • 90:00+2:53 Foul by Roman Zozulya on Joleon Lescott, free kick awarded. Joe Hart takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+2:34 Unfair challenge on Roman Zozulya by Joleon Lescott results in a free kick. Roman Eremenko takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+2:12 Effort on goal by Edin Dzeko from 20 yards. Save by Olexandr Shovkovskiy.
    • 90:00+0:57 Substitution Ebert Betao is brought on as a substitute for Andriy Yarmolenko.
    • 90:00+0:57 Vincent Kompany takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 90:00+0:22 Corner taken right-footed by Adam Johnson, clearance made by Goran Popov.
    • 89:23 A cross is delivered by Adam Johnson, Ognjen Vukojevic gets a block in. Adam Johnson takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
    • 88:07 The ball is crossed by Joleon Lescott.
    • 87:36 Substitution James Milner replaces Aleksandar Kolarov.
    • 87:18 Roman Eremenko sends in a cross.
    • 85:21 Shot by Roman Eremenko. Save by Joe Hart. Oleg Gusev takes a inswinging corner to the near post.
    • 83:18 Denys Garmash crosses the ball, Nigel De Jong gets a block in. Short corner taken by Oleg Gusev.
    • 82:28 Aparecido Danilo Silva fouled by Edin Dzeko, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aparecido Danilo Silva.
    • 82:02 Effort from outside the penalty box by Denys Garmash goes wide right of the goal.
    • 80:04 Denys Garmash challenges Edin Dzeko unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes the free kick. Aleksandar Kolarov delivers the ball, Andriy Yarmolenko gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Aleksandar Kolarov.
    • 79:51 Foul by Roman Zozulya on Joleon Lescott, free kick awarded. Vincent Kompany takes the free kick.
    • 77:21 Ayiila Yussuf restarts play with the free kick.
    • 77:21 Booking Nigel De Jong receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
    • 77:15 Nigel De Jong gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Oleg Gusev.
    • 76:38 Adam Johnson sends in a cross, blocked by Aparecido Danilo Silva. Corner taken by Aleksandar Kolarov from the left by-line played to the near post, save made by Olexandr Shovkovskiy.
    • 76:10 Aleksandar Kolarov sends in a cross, clearance made by Ayiila Yussuf.
    • 75:18 Substitution Edin Dzeko on for David Silva.
    • 75:18 Centre by David Silva.
    • 74:59 The ball is sent over by Aparecido Danilo Silva, Micah Richards manages to make a clearance.
    • 74:42 Aparecido Danilo Silva delivers the ball, Aleksandar Kolarov makes a clearance.
    • 71:52 Ayiila Yussuf takes the direct free kick.
    • 71:52 Booking Booking for David Silva.
    • 71:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Goran Popov by David Silva.
    • 71:26 Roman Zozulya concedes a free kick for a foul on Joleon Lescott. Joleon Lescott takes the direct free kick.
    • 70:27 Substitution Gareth Barry goes off and Adam Johnson comes on.
    • 68:32 Denys Garmash gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nigel De Jong. Joleon Lescott takes the free kick. A cross is delivered by David Silva, clearance by Ayiila Yussuf.
    • 68:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andriy Yarmolenko by Aleksandar Kolarov. Aparecido Danilo Silva takes the direct free kick.
    • 67:47 The ball is crossed by Aleksandar Kolarov, Leandro Leandro Almeida makes a clearance.
    • 66:33 Oleg Gusev gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nigel De Jong. Direct free kick taken by Joe Hart.
    • 65:19 Ognjen Vukojevic takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart. Short corner taken by Oleg Gusev. Oleg Gusev crosses the ball, Denys Garmash takes a shot. Clearance made by Joleon Lescott.
    • 64:35 The ball is delivered by Aleksandar Kolarov, clearance made by Aparecido Danilo Silva.
    • 64:23 David Silva takes a shot. Olexandr Shovkovskiy makes a save.
    • 63:30 Unfair challenge on David Silva by Ognjen Vukojevic results in a free kick. David Silva takes the free kick.
    • 62:37 Unfair challenge on Goran Popov by Gnegneri Toure Yaya results in a free kick. Ognjen Vukojevic restarts play with the free kick.
    • 62:21 Foul by Gareth Barry on Goran Popov, free kick awarded. Ognjen Vukojevic takes the direct free kick.
    • 60:59 Roman Eremenko restarts play with the free kick. Shot by Goran Popov. Blocked by Gareth Barry.
    • 60:59 Substitution Denys Garmash joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andriy Shevchenko.
    • 60:59 Booking Vincent Kompany booked.
    • 60:49 Roman Zozulya fouled by Vincent Kompany, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 59:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Oleg Gusev on Nigel De Jong. Nigel De Jong restarts play with the free kick.
    • 57:26 Andriy Shevchenko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Vincent Kompany. Free kick taken by Nigel De Jong.
    • 55:06 David Silva takes a shot. Blocked by Leandro Leandro Almeida. David Silva takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Goran Popov. Inswinging corner taken by David Silva.
    • 54:20 Foul by Roman Zozulya on Nigel De Jong, free kick awarded. Vincent Kompany restarts play with the free kick.
    • 53:29 Unfair challenge on Andriy Yarmolenko by Nigel De Jong results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Goran Popov.
    • 52:31 Andriy Yarmolenko has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.
    • 51:28 Aleksandar Kolarov concedes a free kick for a foul on Ayiila Yussuf. Ayiila Yussuf takes the direct free kick.
    • 49:02 David Silva crosses the ball, Micah Richards produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
    • 49:02 Booking The referee books Leandro Leandro Almeida for unsporting behaviour.
    • 48:05 Foul by Leandro Leandro Almeida on Carlos Tevez, free kick awarded.
    • 46:02 Aleksandar Kolarov takes a shot. Olexandr Shovkovskiy makes a save.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:24 It is the end of the first-half.
    • 45:00+1:22 Substitution Milos Ninkovic goes off and Roman Zozulya comes on.
    • 45:00+1:05 Gnegneri Toure Yaya produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.
    • 45:00+0:05 Ayiila Yussuf decides to take the corner short.
    • 44:36 Booking Carlos Tevez receives a caution.
    • 43:28 Gareth Barry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andriy Shevchenko. Direct free kick taken by Ognjen Vukojevic.
    • 42:51 Nigel De Jong takes the free kick.
    • 42:51 Booking Milos Ninkovic receives a caution.
    • 42:48 Milos Ninkovic concedes a free kick for a foul on Nigel De Jong.
    • 42:35 Foul by Andriy Shevchenko on Gareth Barry, free kick awarded. Joleon Lescott takes the direct free kick.
    • 41:14 Shot from 25 yards from Roman Eremenko. Save by Joe Hart.
    • Correction - 41:05 Ayiila Yussuf decides to take a short corner.
    • 38:47 GOAL - Aleksandar KolarovMan City 1 - 0 Dynamo Kiev Aleksandar Kolarov grabs a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man City 1 (1)-(2) 0 Dynamo Kiev.
    • 37:59 David Silva restarts play with the free kick.
    • 37:59 Booking Ayiila Yussuf is shown a yellow card.
    • 37:56 Ayiila Yussuf gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlos Tevez.
    • 35:33 Free kick taken by Ayiila Yussuf.
    • 35:33 Sent off Mario Balotelli is sent off by the referee.
    • 35:28 Mario Balotelli challenges Goran Popov unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 35:03 Foul by Goran Popov on Micah Richards, free kick awarded. Mario Balotelli takes the direct free kick.
    • 33:54 David Silva crosses the ball, Aparecido Danilo Silva makes a clearance.
    • 32:02 Corner taken by Aleksandar Kolarov, Aparecido Danilo Silva manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Aleksandar Kolarov from the left by-line to the near post, Ayiila Yussuf manages to make a clearance.
    • 31:28 Andriy Shevchenko concedes a free kick for a foul on Aleksandar Kolarov. Joleon Lescott restarts play with the free kick.
    • 31:14 The ball is swung over by Gnegneri Toure Yaya, Aparecido Danilo Silva manages to make a clearance.
    • 30:03 Effort from 35 yards by Aparecido Danilo Silva. Blocked by Gareth Barry.
    • 28:53 Micah Richards delivers the ball. Free kick awarded for a foul by Gnegneri Toure Yaya on Andriy Yarmolenko. Goran Popov restarts play with the free kick.
    • 28:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Milos Ninkovic on Nigel De Jong. Gnegneri Toure Yaya restarts play with the free kick.
    • 27:36 Gnegneri Toure Yaya produces a cross, save by Olexandr Shovkovskiy.
    • 27:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by Milos Ninkovic on Nigel De Jong. Nigel De Jong restarts play with the free kick.
    • 26:47 The referee blows for offside against Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Aparecido Danilo Silva restarts play with the free kick.
    • 25:56 The ball is sent over by Aleksandar Kolarov. Effort on goal by David Silva from 12 yards. Mario Balotelli gets a block in.
    • 23:00 Nigel De Jong concedes a free kick for a foul on Andriy Shevchenko. Direct free kick taken by Goran Popov.
    • 22:49 The ball is sent over by Gareth Barry, Ayiila Yussuf manages to make a clearance.
    • 22:21 Corner from left by-line taken by Aleksandar Kolarov.
    • 22:06 The ball is crossed by Mario Balotelli, save by Olexandr Shovkovskiy.
    • 21:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Vincent Kompany on Goran Popov. Direct free kick taken by Goran Popov.
    • 19:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mario Balotelli on Aparecido Danilo Silva. Olexandr Shovkovskiy takes the free kick.
    • 18:00 The ball is swung over by Goran Popov, Gareth Barry manages to make a clearance.
    • 16:11 The ball is swung over by Aleksandar Kolarov.
    • 15:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Goran Popov by Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Olexandr Shovkovskiy takes the direct free kick.
    • 14:26 The ball is swung over by Mario Balotelli, clearance by Ognjen Vukojevic.
    • 11:50 Aleksandar Kolarov crosses the ball, Oleg Gusev gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov, Header on goal by Nigel De Jong from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 10:35 Leandro Leandro Almeida concedes a free kick for a foul on David Silva. Carlos Tevez restarts play with the free kick.
    • 9:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nigel De Jong on Andriy Shevchenko. Oleg Gusev crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.
    • 7:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Barry by Milos Ninkovic. Gareth Barry takes the direct free kick.
    • 5:24 Oleg Gusev takes a shot. Save made by Joe Hart.
    • 3:17 Mario Balotelli produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 2:35 Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Blocked by Ayiila Yussuf. Corner from the right by-line taken by David Silva, Olexandr Shovkovskiy makes a save.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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