Europe Leage: City Welcome Kiev to Manchester

City wary of Shevchenko

City wary of Shevchenko

Manchester City host Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League tonight trailing 2-0 from their first leg encounter.

Roberto Mancini’s men face an uphill task tonight following his sides 2-0 defeat in the Ukraine.

However, City’s home form has been impressive in Europe, losing only 15 games at the City of Manchester Stadium.

Mancini’s men have also ben successful in their last three European home encounters and have scored three goals in each game. A repeat would see them advance tonight.

kiev however are unbeaten in their last three away games and seven in all competitions.

James Milner is back in the Manchester City squad following a hamstring injury and he is expected to start on the bench for Mancini’s side.

Nigel De Jong is expected to prove his fitness for the clash, Adam Johnson however is not ready to return to the side following his injury.

City will be without Pablo Zabaleta as he is away on compassionate leave.

Mancini’s men will be wary of experienced striker Andriy Shevchenko who found the net in the first leg in Ukraine.

Kick off at Eastlands is 18:00.

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