Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hart: We Are Going to Go to War at the Bernabeu

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hart: We Are Going to Go to War at the Bernabeu

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CITY and Real Madrid had a "sparring session" at the Etihad Stadium - now Joe Hart is expecting an all-out war next week!

The Blues drew 0-0 with Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final, with Hart the saviour once more in a game of few chances.

But the England stopper said his team will not be taking a backward step as they go toe-to-toe with the Spanish heavyweights in the Bernabeu.

"It's a solid start to set up the second leg," said Hart, who pulled off a fine save with his foot to deny Casemiro and then hurled himself in front of Pepe's point-blank effort.

"We have had a little sparring session but next Wednesday will be a ding-dong.

"They defended well and have some really good, quick, experienced defenders, so it was going to take something special for us to go through. …

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