Hart’s heroics keep City inside the hunt
April 29 2016

“We’re not disappointed, ” Joe Hart said, speaking about Manchester City’s goalless sketch against Real Madrid inside their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg. “We’ve set it up for any good, old-fashioned rumble in the Bernabeu and we’re ready for this. ” Buy Fifa Coins

Hart should be self-assured after his performance inside the first leg, making several impressive saves within the second-half to keep Zinedine Zidane’s men away. Cristiano Ronaldo remained on the bench for the visitors after failing a later fitness test, but Hart still was required to thwart attempts from Casemiro, Pepe and countless other folks, much to the excite of City’s supporters on the Etihad Stadium.

However, the statistics heading in the semi-final second leg will not be in the Citizens' some good. In seven of your eight previous Champions Group knockout round ties that Real Madrid have played where they drew the very first leg away 0-0, the Spanish side prevailed. Alternatively, Manchester City have been knocked from both occasions when they drew the 1st match 0-0 at property.

On the other end from the pitch, Keylor Navas had a new significantly quieter evening to face but nevertheless recorded some sort of clean sheet, Real Madrid’s ninth of the Champions League season, which is one short of Arsenal’s record of ten for a single campaign.

With Wednesday’s second lower-leg looming, both City and Real will regroup due to this weekend’s domestic action before they prepare for the Bernabeu ‘rumble’ Hart pointed out in his post-game comments. The winner will advance for the Champions League final, bringing them one step closer to an appearance at the FIFA Club World Goblet Japan 2016.


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