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Published: 22:40 | 26/4/16

Kompany and Hart bullish after draw

City confident ahead of return clash with Real

Vincent Kompany and Joe Hart are both confident that Manchester City can progress to the final of this season's Champions League.

City drew 0-0 with Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night in the first leg of the sides’ Champions League semi-final tie, handing a narrow advantage to the La Liga outfit.

Neither skipper Kompany nor goalkeeper Hart, however, were downbeat about the scoreless outcome.

Kompany told BT Sport that, for Real, "0-0 is a very dangerous scoreline."

The Belgian continued: "From the moment we manage to score in Madrid, it will be very different.

"It is hard to keep a clean sheet against such an attacking team. We can be proud of what we have achieved in this first leg.

"They tried to hit us on the break and Joe had to make some saves off set-pieces."

England goalkeeper Hart said after the game in Manchester that City “are not disappointed with the result.

"Bring it on. We are ready. We have a brilliant squad who are coming to fruition.

"(It is a) big game next week."

City boss Manuel Pellegrini was also relatively pleased with the result and proud of his team's performance.

"We played a very intense game and defended well," said the Chilean. "If you cannot win, then a 0-0 draw is good.

"We knew they were going to play a slow game, and that is why we pressed as a team.

"When we had the ball, we could not make the difference - we could not score.

"This season, we have played very well away. Now we go to the Bernabeu with the same attitude as playing at home. Real Madrid must attack a little bit more."

Pellegrini went on to confirm that David Silva, who picked up a hamstring injury on Tuesday night, will not be fit for next week's return leg in Madrid.

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