Pellegrini pleased by City steel in Kiev stalemate

Manuel Pellegrini felt Manchester City answered critics of their defensive capabilities in the goalless draw against Dynamo Kiev that saw them through to the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time.

City carried a 3-1 lead into their home leg of the last-16 tie but were hit by a double injury blow to captain Vincent Kompany and his fellow centre-back Nicolas Otamendi during the opening stages of the match.

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