Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has declared that he is “very pleased” with the amazing 3-1 result his side recorded over Dynamo Kiev Wednesday evening, but warned that the Champions League tie is not over just yet.
City for the first time in their history won a Champions League knockout contest and they did so in style scoring three away goals at the Olympic Stadium, with Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Yaya Toure all on the scoresheet.
This for many is a huge step towards reaching the quarter-finals of the competition also for the first time in their history as Kiev, who have never won in England before, must now at least match that result in the second leg at the Etihad Stadium to avoid crashing out of the competition, but Pellegrini was wary of declaring victory too soon.
“I’m very happy because it is a very good result,” the Chilean told BT Sport.
“It is not finished but playing away and having a two-goal lead is very good. The team played well and had lots of chances. Maybe when it was 2-1 we had moments of doubt, but then we got the third goal.
“Is the tie settled? No, it is important in football to never think it is finished. But to have that third goal gives us more confidence for the second leg.”