In fact, on this evidence those left in the competition will be keeping their fingers crossed they land Manuel Pellegrini’s men when the draw is made on Friday.
This was a historic night at the Etihad – and also one to forget.
With the hard work done in the Ukraine last month, Pellegrini’s outfit just went through the motions.
This was a triumph of substance over style as the Premier League giants protected their 3-1 lead from the first leg and never looked like snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
That’s because Dynamo Kiev showed just as little ambition as their hosts, despite the onus being on them to provide some entertainment and goals.
Little wonder the travelling journalists from Eastern Europe turned to drink and decided to demolish the contents of the beer fridge in the Press room.
Pellegrini and his stars will await new opponents in the last eight with a mixture of excitement and trepidation.
It remains to be seen who comes out of the hat, but one thing is for sure, City will have to produce football much better than this to keep their Champions League dream alive.