Toure returns to squad as City aim to reach last eight for the first time
Manchester City vs Dynamo Kiev
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 7.45pm, Tuesday 15th March 2016
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hategan (ROU) Assistants: O ?ovre, S Gheorghe Fourth Official: R Ghinguleac
Odds: City 12/25, Dra 37/10, Kiev 6/1 - courtesy of 888sport betting.
Tickets: Available via mcfc.co.uk
TV: BT Sport
Manager: Manuel Pellegrini
Squad (from): Caballero, Hart, Wright, Clichy, Demichelis, Kolarov, Kompany, Mangala, Otamendi, Sagna, Zabaleta, Barker, Fernandinho, Fernando, Garcia, Navas, Silva, Sterling, Toure, Aguero, Bony, Iheanacho
Injured: Nasri, Delph, De Bruyne
Form guide: DWLDWL
Manager: Serhiy Rebrov
Squad (from): Shovkovskiy, Bushchan, Danilo Silva, Khacheridi, Dragovic, Vida, Makarenko, Veloso, Sydorchuk, Garmash, Gusev, Kranjcar, Buyalskiy, González, Yarmolenko, Kravets, Teodorczyk
Injured: Rybka, Morozyuk, Moraes, Petrovic, Burda, Myakushko, Rybalka
Form guide: WWDLWW
Yaya Toure has recovered from the injury that saw him miss the 0-0 draw with Norwich on Saturday, and is expected to start this evening. Kevin De Bruyne, Fabian Delph and Samir Nasri remain on the sidelines, although manager Manuel Pellegrini is hoping to have a full squad available again soon.
Pellegrini said: “Yaya is fit to play tomorrow. He has no problems. Nasri, Delph and De Bruyne, I expect they can play a friendly game during the international break.
“We talked yesterday and today about what we must do tomorrow. We’re not going to play with the score we got in Kyiv, we’re just going to say it’s 0-0 and try to win the game tomorrow. That’s how we approach it.
“The most important thing is to know we have not qualified already. We play against a big team who know how to play this type of game. That’s the first target, then we see who we’d play in the next round. With the trust and confidence, we continue.
“When you achieve a good achievement that you couldn’t do before, it gives more experience and confidence. It was important to win the group and I’m sure this group wants to keep making new achievements."
City's last home game against Kiev ended in a 1-0 win, with Aleksandar Kolarov scoring the only goal. Overall City have won 2 and lost 1 of the 3 games played against Kiev.
Prediction: City 2 Dynamo Kiev 1