Terrifying stat suggests Vincent Kompany's injury is very bad news for Manchester City's Champions League hopes 4 years ago

Terrifying stat suggests Vincent Kompany's injury is very bad news for Manchester City's Champions League hopes

Manchester City may have won the battle on Tuesday night in the UEFA Champions League, but it may prove very costly.

Manuel Pellegrini saw his side emerge winners over Dynamo Kiev by a 3-1 aggregate score after a goalless draw at the Etihad.

The game overall was a very drab affair, as Kiev failed to muster any attempt of note in the opening 45 minutes.

However the game's key talking point came after just five minutes, when Vincent Kompany appeared to catch his leg in the turf as he was making a clearance.

The injury means he is likely to miss the Manchester derby at the weekend, and his loss was further compounded when his central defensive partner Nicolas Otamendi was also taken off with an injury minutes later.

City's hopes of winning the Champions League look bleak without their front line defensive partnership, and the stats back it up.

There was firstly the devastating fact of how Kompany's muscles are made of glass.

The injury means he is likely to miss even more games for the club.

And losing his defensive partner looks like it will have a huge impact on City's silverware ambitions domestically and in Europe. 

And there wasn't much sympathy from Manchester United fans.

With a second league title in three seasons drifting away from Manuel Pellegrini the UEFA Champions League would have been top of his priority list to end his tenure on Manchester on a high.

But without their leader and captain Kompany that will be all the harder task.

Th other last 16 clash went all the way to penalties as there was no separating Athletico Madrid  and PSv.

The game ended 0-0 after the 210 minutes across both legs and so both sides had to prepare for the lottery of penalties.

Cleary both teams were well prepared, but ultimately a costly miss was punished by Juanfran.

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Prizes include official UEFA t-shirts and footballs to tickets to the quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final in Milan on May 28th.

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