Manchester City put themselves in a strong position to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League after a 3-1 win at Dynamo Kiev in the first leg of their last-16 tie.
The Premier League side produced a masterful away display in the first half and deservedly led 2-0 at the break through Sergio Aguero and David Silva.
Vitali Buyalsky pulled a goal back for the hosts in the second half but Yaya Toure scored a brilliant late third for City, minutes after heading wide from a few yards out.
Meanwhile, PSV Eindhoven and Atletico Madrid played out a goalless draw in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 clash on Wednesday, despite the Eredivisie side playing the final quarter of the game with 10 men.
The best opening of the match at the Philips Stadion fell Atletico’s way when striker Antoine Griezmann failed to beat PSV goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet when clean through on goal in the first half.
However, the balance of the tie turned the visitors’ way after PSV’s young Uruguayan forward Gaston Pereiro was sent off after receiving two yellow cards midway through the second period.
Despite failing to take advantage of their numerical superiority, Atleti will still be confident of finishing the job off when the two teams meet again in the return leg at the Vicente Calderon in three weeks‘ time.
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