Veteran Andriy Shevchenko, the former Milan and Chelsea striker showed quick thinking and quick feet to give Dynamo Kyiv the lead in the 25th minute. And in the 77th minute Oleh Gusev added a second as Kyiv ran out victors, 2-0.
Roberto Mancini looked stunned. He also had to deal with second half theatrics served up by Mario Balotelli who tottered in late and then developed all manners of facial tics. He had to be taken off looking quite ill. It was apparently an allergic reaction brought on by the grass on the pitch which caused his face to swell up. Edin Dzeko was a non-factor.
The action swings back to the Eastlands and City have their work cut out to overcome a two goal deficit.