Joe Hart was the man of the match for Manchester City as he put in a clinical performance to deny Real Madrid a goal even as the Spaniards battered the City defence with wave after wave of attack.
Even though the match ended as a goalless stalemate, there was plenty of action as Manchester City hosted Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium for the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final tie. Joe Hart emerged as City’s hero for the match, while Real would probably be lamenting the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo and the injury to Karim Benzema.
Check out Twitter giving it up for Hart in the space below.
— Canapé Football Club (@CanapeFC) April 26, 2016
— Ben Jata (@Ben_Jata) April 26, 2016
— Serge Thuillier (@ScT07) April 26, 2016
Joe Hart Take a Bow My Son! https://t.co/W9q2niKzg0
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) April 26, 2016
Joe Hart. ⛔️ pic.twitter.com/yFIRESeYay
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) April 26, 2016
However, a lot of people expressed their dismay at the lack of goalscoring action.
Such a dead game. #MCIRMA – think I’ll actually go work on my thesis.
— Mohammed Ali (@mohammedali_93) April 26, 2016
The one time I support RM and they play like crap ! 😏 #MCIRMA
— Sadikshya Bhandari (@Sadikshya_) April 26, 2016
— Onefootball (@Onefootball) April 26, 2016
Worst semi since i took the local barmaid home after 15 pints & failed to perform.#MCIRMA
— BBC SPORT (@BBCSPERT) April 26, 2016