Gareth Bale only flickered sporadically during Real Madrid’s 0-0 draw with Manchester City. Photograph: Epa

In the end Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t make it out on to the pitch at the Etihad. He wasn’t the only one. Midway through the second half on a still, clea(...)

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale is tackled by Nicolas Ottamendi of Manchester City during their Champions League semi-final clash. Photo: PA

1) No sign of stage fright from Pellegrini’s men This was Manchester City’s first European Cup semi-final and Real Madrid’s 27th yet there was no s(...)

Manchester City’s Joe Hart saves from Real Madrid’s Pepe during the sides’ Champions League semi-final clash. Photo: Carl Recine/Reuters

Manchester City 0 Real Madrid 0 The most important factor for Manchester City, reflecting on a night of surprising torpor, is that they at least pr(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in training ahead of their Champions League semi-final clash with Manchester City. Photo: peter Powell/PA

Manchester City v Real Madrid Champions League semi-final Kick off: 7.45pm TV3 from 7.30pm, BT Sport Europe from 7pm When it comes to experie(...)

Manchester City’s Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero scores their second goal past Stoke City’s Irish goalkeeper Shay Given from the penalty spot. Photograph: Getty Images

Manchester City 4 Stoke City 0 Shay Given’s chances of making Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2016 suffered a setback as he left (...)

Newcastle United’s Vurnon Anita scores past Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart during the Premier League game at St James’ Park. Photograph:  Andrew Yates/Reuters/Livepic

Newcastle United 1 Manchester City 1 With Cheik Tioté and Moussa Sissoko back to their imperious best Newcastle United not only hinted at the tanatal(...)

 Sergio Agüero celebrates his hat-trick with his   Manchester City  team-mates during the premier League game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Chelsea 0 Manchester City 3 Sergio Agüero scored a hat-trick and Kevin De Bruyne starred on his return to Stamford Bridge as Manchester City defeated(...)

Barcelona and Spain midfielder  Sergio Busquets in action against Atletico Madrid’s   French forward Antoine Griezmann   during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match  at the Vicente Calderon. Photograph:   Curto de la Torre/AFP/Getty Images

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said on Thursday that Barcelona’s elimination from the Champions League could help his team’s preparation for this sum(...)

Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany during a training session at the City Football Academy, Manchester. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has lost his battle to be fit for his side’s decisive Champions League quarter-final clash against Paris Saint(...)

Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany may return for his side’s Champions League clash with Paris Saint Germain. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is considering gambling on Vincent Kompany’s fitness for next Tuesday’s Champions League showdown against Pa(...)