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Manchester City are into the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in their history thanks to a 3-1 aggregate victo

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Manchester City are into the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in their history thanks to a 3-1 aggregate victory over Dynamo Kiev, but it came at a heavy cost as they lost Vincent Kompany to yet another injury. Paul Perkins Jersey . Man City 0-0 Dynamo Kiev Read our match report as City booked their place in the Champions League quarter-finals. Less than five minutes had passed at the Etihad Stadium when the City skipper pulled up and immediately gestured to the bench before trudging down the tunnel to be replaced by Eliaquim Mangala.Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Kompany will miss at least a month with a recurrence of the calf problem that has troubled him throughout the season. It rules him out of a string of crucial games for City, starting with their Super Sunday showdown against Manchester United, live on Sky Sports. Citys defensive problems were compounded as Nicolas Otamendi was also forced off later in the first half, but it is the loss of Kompany that will cause the most concern as they enter the final two months of the season. The Belgian has been sidelined for 27 of Citys 46 games in all competitions this season due to persistent calf problems, and he has been sorely missed, with the likes of Mangala and Martin Demichelis struggling in his absence. Man City with and without Vincent Kompany starting - PL 2015/16 With Kompany Premier League 2015/16 Without Kompany 13 Games 16 8 Wins 7 3 Draws 3 2 Losses 6 61.54% Win % 43.75% 6 Goals conceded 25 194 Mins per goal conceded 65 9 Clean sheets 4 Statistics highlight his importance to the side. Citys Premier League win percentage with Kompany starting this season is 61.54 per cent compared to 43.75 per cent without him, and their defensive record is also far better with the Belgian starting.City have kept nine clean sheets in the 13 games he has started and just four in 16 he has missed, and they have averaged just 0.46 goals conceded with him compared 1.56 without him. Vincent Kompany has been troubled by a calf problem throughout the campaign It all adds up to a major headache for Pellegrini. Mangala and Demichelis didnt have too many problems dealing with the minimal threat of Dynamo Kiev, but there are far tougher games ahead, and the City boss will be all too aware of the potential repercussions of losing Kompany.Citys Premier League title hopes are already hanging by a thread, and a failure to win Sundays Manchester derby could leave them sweating on a top-four finish. Without their leader, the challenges ahead look considerably harder. Manuel Pellegrini discusses Man Citys injury list following their clash with Dynamo Kiev Also See: City ease into quarters Kompany injured in City clash Duke Ihenacho Jersey . Hamilton signed offensive linemen Mike Filer, Joel Reinders, Landon Rice and Carson Rockhill. Davis Webb Jersey . "It was a little weird looking over and seeing all the green uniforms," he said of his first game against the Boston Celtics. http://www.nygiantsfanatic.com/c-67-giants-dalvin-tomlinson-jersey.aspx . - Leon Draisaitl scored a hat trick as the Prince Albert Raiders stormed past the Swift Current Broncos 5-2 in Western Hockey League action Tuesday. OAKLAND, Calif. -- When Steve Blake checked in at the scorers table with 5:25 remaining in the third quarter, Stephen Curry shook his head and shouted across the court, asking Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson not to take him out. Jackson, a self-described "feel coach," changed his plan. He had Blake enter instead for Andre Iguodala, who looked over at Curry and laughed on the way to the bench. Curry keyed the deciding run later in the third quarter. He finished with 18 points and nine assists on a strained right quad, helping the Warriors hold off the Phoenix Suns 113-107 on Sunday night for their fourth straight win. "I always tell coach Im fine," Curry said. "He always asks me if somethings going on, whether it was my ankle back in the day or something small like this. Im surprised he still asked me because he already knows the answer." David Lee added 26 points and nine rebounds and Klay Thompson scored 22 points for the Warriors, who built an 18-point lead early in the fourth quarter before the Suns surged back. Golden State is 9-2 since the All-Star break and a season-high 16 games over .500. The Warriors are two games ahead of Dallas for sixth place in the crowded Western Conference standings. The Mavericks visit Golden State on Tuesday night. "The guys had a sense of urgency," Jackson said. "They understood how big this game was. They realized we had an opportunity to really take control." Gerald Green had 25 points and six rebounds, and Goran Dragic added 24 points and six assists for the Suns, who dropped into a tie with Memphis for eighth in the West. The Suns also missed a chance to take the four-game season series over the Warriors -- and the potential head-to-head tiebreaker for playoff seeding that comes with it. Each team won both meetings on its home floor. "Thats just the whole point about learning how to be a playoff team," Green said. "Certain things you can get away with on certain nights, but when youre playing a team like this -- a team thats been in the playoffs -- you have to be solid for 48 minutes." Neither team showed much playoff poise in the final minute. Greens layup cut Golden States lead to 111-107 with 38.1 seconds remaining. After Thompson missed a 3-pointer, Andre Iguodala came down with a rebound and the Suns were forced to foul. Phoenix caught a break when Iguodala misssed both free throws. B.J. Goodson Jersey. But then Green stepped out of bounds receiving a pass from Dragic on the sideline. Steve Blake missed two free throws to give the Suns yet another chance. Phoenix followed that up with Marcus Morris air-balling a 3-pointer, and Iguodala made two free throws to seal Golden States victory. The Warriors outshot Phoenix 52.9 per cent to 48 per cent. The Suns outrebounded Golden State 41 to 35 but committed 20 turnovers, while the Warriors only had 12. "I thought in that third quarter we really got outhustled," Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said. "They were active. They were aggressive for the ball. They wanted it more than we did." With a nagging quad limiting his playing time, Curry shook off the pain and made sure Jackson kept him on the court longer than expected. Curry made a 3-pointer and handed out six assists during a 23-4 run in the third quarter, and the Warriors went ahead 96-78 early in the fourth. Curry shot 7 for 16 from the floor in 30 minutes. "He really took over," Jackson said. Before the game, Curry said that he injured his quad during Golden States win at Boston on Wednesday and began to feel pain again during Fridays victory over Atlanta. Both Jackson and Curry said they will communicate with each other during games to determine when -- and how much -- the All-Star point guard plays. While he looked a step slow in the first half defending Dragic, Curry came through when his team needed him most. After the Suns went ahead by 12 in the second quarter, Curry converted a reverse layup while getting fouled by Morris to start a three-point play that brought the Warriors within one. But back-to-back 3-pointers by Dragic helped Phoenix carry a 61-56 lead into intermission. The Warriors disrupted Phoenixs offence in the third quarter by trapping Dragic at half court. The swarming defence led to several fast-break opportunities, and Curry controlled the offence with near perfection to put the Warriors ahead for good. NOTES: Hornacek said G Eric Bledsoe, who has been out since Dec. 30 recovering from knee surgery, will likely return for Wednesdays home game against Cleveland. ... The Warriors recalled G Nemanja Nedovic from Santa Cruz of the NBA Development League. ... Suns C Miles Plumlee had two points and four rebounds in 11 minutes after missing the two previous games because of a sprained shoulder. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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