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Chelsea complain to Uefa over racist abuse of Hudson-Odoi in Kyiv

• Winger alleges monkey chants during Europa League game• Uefa expected to open formal investigation of abuse reportChelsea have lodged an official complaint with Uefa after Callum Hudson-Odoi was allegedly subjected to racist abuse late on in their Eu…

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Olivier Giroud’s perfect hat-trick fires Chelsea into Europa League last eight

This ended up more like a bye into the Europe League quarter-finals than the perilous encounter Maurizio Sarri had rather warily foreseen. Chelsea barely broke into a sweat in dismissing a desperately naive Dynamo Kyiv, with the uneven playing surface …

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Dynamo Kyiv v Chelsea: Europa League last 16, second leg – live!

Europa League updates from the second leg (first leg: 0-3)Live scoreboard: the latest from Thursday’s matchesAnd you can email Paul here or tweet him here 12.29pm GMT Carefree? Not Chelsea. They may go into this game with a 3-0 lead from the first leg …

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Chelsea consider complaint over ‘dangerous’ surface for Dynamo Kyiv tie

• Maurizio Sarri says Europa League pitch in Kyiv is a ‘disaster’• ‘It’s really dangerous to play any football here in this moment’Maurizio Sarri has described the Olympic Stadium pitch as “a disaster” and “very dangerous” ahead of Chelsea’s Europa Lea…

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Willian silences Dynamo Kyiv boos in style to make Chelsea dominance pay

This was the kind of breeze of a tie Maurizio Sarri must crave. Chelsea, a club who have endured such a cluttered schedule for months, eased their way comfortably to a first-leg advantage over Dynamo Kyiv with key players putting their feet up on the b…

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Chelsea v Dynamo Kyiv: Europa League last 16, first leg – live!

Europa League updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offLive scoreboard: the latest from Thursday’s matchesAnd you can email Ben here or tweet him here 7.10pm GMT Team news news: there is no Ruben Loftus-Cheek or Callum Hudson-Odoi for Chelsea, who do give N’Go…

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Maurizio Sarri confident of starting next season at Chelsea after upturn in form

• Manager has held talks about preseason plans with hierarchy• David Luiz calls Sarri ‘a great human … giving the best advice’Maurizio Sarri believes his tenure at Chelsea will extend beyond the end of the season, regardless of securing qualification…

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Europa League: last 32 draw – live!

Updates and news from them the 12pm GMT drawChampions League draw: PSG for Mourinho, Liverpool face BayernSign up now for The Fiver, our free football emailFeel free to email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 12.08pm GMT Sasic is asked how she thinks the G…

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From Istanbul to the Etihad: eight of the most exciting Champions League games | Nick Ames

It was raining goals in Manchester on Tuesday but where does City’s 5-3 win over Monaco stand alongside other great Champions League nights?

Dynamo Kyiv’s wonderful team of the late 1990s deserved a Champions League final – but on a pulsating night at a packed Olympiyskiy they threw away the best chance they would ever have. It was exquisite fare for much of the evening and, when Andriy Shevchenko squeezed in his second goal of the night two minutes before half-time, seemed to be going precisely as the old master Valeriy Lobanovskiy had designed. Moments later Michael Tarnat’s daisycutter of a free-kick restored some doubt but Vitaliy Kosovskiy’s 50th-minute goal – capitalising on some sloppy defending – suggested Dynamo would cut loose. But this was an excellent Bayern side and they fought back with two goals in a frantic last 12 minutes. First Stefan Effenberg curled Bayern’s second successful set-piece of the night inside the near post; then Carsten Jancker poked out a leg for 3-3. You feared it might be decisive, and Bayern went on to make sure by winning the second leg 1-0.

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Champions League roundup: Bayern, Atlético and PSG progress to last 16

• Robert Lewandowski and Antoine Griezmann score twice in 2-1 wins
• Thomas Meunier’s last-minute winner at Basel keeps PSG on Arsenal’s tail

Two goals from Robert Lewandowski ensured Bayern Munich progressed to the knockout phase of the Champions League as they came from a goal down to beat PSV Eindhoven 2-1 in their Group D match at the Philips Stadium.

Related: Manchester City turn on style to stun Barcelona in Champions League victory

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Champions League roundup: Bayern, Atlético and PSG progress to last 16

• Robert Lewandowski and Antoine Griezmann score twice in 2-1 wins
• Thomas Meunier’s last-minute winner at Basel keeps PSG on Arsenal’s tail

Two goals from Robert Lewandowski ensured Bayern Munich progressed to the knockout phase of the Champions League as they came from a goal down to beat PSV Eindhoven 2-1 in their Group D match at the Philips Stadium.

Related: Manchester City turn on style to stun Barcelona in Champions League victory

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Champions League roundup: PSG beat Basel to keep pace with Arsenal

• Besiktas inflict Napoli’s first home defeat in 18 European matches
• Bayern Munich end winless run by beating PSV Eindhoven

Paris Saint-Germain edged closer to the Champions League’s last 16 as goals by Ángel Di María, Lucas and Edinson Cavani secured a flattering 3-0 home win over Basel in Group A on Wednesday.

Related: Lionel Messi hat-trick sends Barcelona waltzing past Manchester City

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Dynamo Kyiv president: we won’t sell Andriy Yarmolenko to Everton or Stoke

• Forward is wanted by a number of Premier League clubs this summer
• ‘He is already a top player, so he should go to a top club’

Dynamo Kyiv’s president has insisted he will not consider selling prized asset Andriy Yarmolenko to Everton or Stoke.

The Ukraine international has been tracked by several Premier League clubs for some time, with Everton having failed with an attempt to sign the playmaker last summer. President Ihor Surkis revealed last week that he is willing to allow Yarmolenko and Austria defender Aleksandar Dragovic both leave the club for the right fee but admitted they will only countenance selling him to a “top club”.

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Vincent Kompany out for at least a month, says Manuel Pellegrini – video

Speaking after Manchester City beat Dynamo Kyiv 3-1 on aggregate following a 0-0 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night, Manuel Pellegrini says injured defender Vincent Kompany will be unable to play for at least a month. Pellegrini says he is happy with the Champions League result

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Vincent Kompany could miss most of Manchester City’s run-in with injury

• Skipper breaks down after seven minutes against Dynamo Kyiv
• Manager Manuel Pellegrini curses his defender’s ‘bad luck’

Vincent Kompany could miss most of the remainder of Manchester City’s season after suffering another calf injury as the club reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time. City’s passage into Friday’s draw for the last eight was confirmed by Tuesday evening’s goalless draw with Dynamo Kyiv having entered the last-16 second leg at the Etihad Stadium with a 3-1 lead from the opening match.

Yet disaster struck after seven minutes for Kompany. The 29-year-old’s injury was his fourth calf problem of the season and 14th in total since joining City in the summer of 2008. His previous injuries have already caused him to miss a total of 18 weeks this season and he has featured in only 19 of the club’s 46 games.

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Manchester City’s gang of four sense this could be their defining year | Jamie Jackson

Uncertain of their futures once the Pep Guardiola era begins, City’s ageing quartet can see an unlikely chance to achieve what has always looked beyond the club

This was billed as Breakthrough Night by Manchester City as they sought to confirm passage into the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time.

How Vincent Kompany must hope for his own great leap forward in the quest to end his injury nightmare. Seven minutes were played when the captain went down and a crestfallen expression pointed to this being his latest calf problem. If so, it is the fourth of the season and the 14th separate malady of the muscle since he signed for City in 2008.

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Vincent Kompany injury overshadows Manchester City’s European advance

For a team moving into their first Champions League quarter-finals there was a distinct lack of jubilation inside Manchester City’s stadium. Their work had been done in the Olimpiyskiy three weeks earlier and the lingering image of this night will be the passage of play early on that finished with Vincent Kompany limping off and an unhappy piece of deja vu that threatens to have serious repercussions for the remainder of their season.

Otherwise it was a stress-free night for City, protecting a 3-1 lead from the first leg in Kiev and facing a plodding, unadventurous side who seemed unaware that their opponents can be susceptible against teams who attack with pace and movement. A better gauge of Manuel Pellegrini’s team will surely come if they are drawn against one of the tournament favourites because they certainly got lucky being paired against a side of Dynamo’s limitations.

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Manchester City v Dynamo Kyiv: Champions League last 16 – live!

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Hello. How are we all? Great. Yes, I’m good too. Thanks for asking. Right, that’s the pleasantries over with. Now on to tonight’s match. And what a match! Sorry, wrong match. Yes, let’s be honest, this should, barring a Devon Loch-style calamity by Manuel Pellegrini’s side, be a simple stroll into the quarter-finals. If you’re looking for drama you may want to tune into Happy Valley and see what Sarah Lancashire is getting up to. But I digress. Manchester City lead 3-1 on aggregate. They can afford to lose 2-0 and still go through. City have only been beaten once at home this season by a scoreline that would put Dynamo Kyiv into the last eight (Liverpool in November, who won 4-1). But this Kyiv is nowhere near as sharp as Jürgen Klopp’s November Reds. It’s a tie that has been ruined by the winter break in Ukraine. You could see the flakes of rust coming off Serhiy Rebrov’s players when they were beaten 3-1 in Kiev. They hadn’t played a competitive game in 76 days before that sorry outing. The sharpness they showed in qualifying was still on the sofa, feet up and nowhere to be seen in European football’s elite competition.

Not that City mind. They’ve been far from impressive in the Premier League in the past couple of months, tripping over time and again in the title race and watching Spurs and Leicester scamper off ahead of them. Pellegrini will probably be viewing the Champions League as the competition he’d like to focus on more, what with him doing one at the end of the season (possibly to Zenit if rumours are to be believed) and it being the more glamorous gig. “Of course I think we can do it,” said Pellegrini. “Talking about my personal experience, I did it with another club Málaga and Villarreal, the quarter-finals with both clubs and one of them to the semi-final. It doesn’t matter against who we must play, the important thing is to be in a good moment with a good individual performance, and play as a team in the way we know how to do it. If we do it, I think we can play against all the big teams with big players.”

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Yaya Touré keen to stay in Premier League if he leaves Manchester City

• Ivorian content to play under incoming coach who sold him at Barcelona
• Joe Hart bullish before Champions League second leg against Dynamo Kyiv

Yaya Touré wants to continue playing in the Premier League should the incoming head coach, Pep Guardiola, decide the Ivorian can leave Manchester City in the summer.

Touré has a year left on his contract and would be content to play under Guardiola, who managed him at Barcelona. But there is uncertainty over the midfielder’s long-term future at City, who are preparing for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday night.

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Manchester City stars will improve in Champions League, says Pellegrini

• City hold 3-1 lead over Dynamo Kyiv before Tuesday’s second leg
• Manager confirms Yaya Touré is available following heel injury

Manuel Pellegrini believes Manchester City’s big-name players will improve as the club moves deeper into the Champions League knockout stage.

City hold a 3-1 lead over Dynamo Kyiv before Tuesday evening’s last-16 second leg at the Etihad Stadium. Their Premier League challenge is faltering, as they are now nine points behind Leicester City in fourth place, having drawn at Norwich City on Saturday. Yet with City aiming to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time on Tuesday, the manager believes his finest players, who include Yaya Touré, David Silva, Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany and Sergio Agüero, can all find an edge the longer they stay in the competition.

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