Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Trio Named in UEFA Select Team

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Trio Named in UEFA Select Team

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THREE City players made it into UEFA's Champions League team of the week.

Goalkeeper Joe Hart, defender Vincent Kompany and midfield ace Fernandinho were all selected by the governing body's official website in a team dominated by Atletico Madrid players.

Hart was picked after his crucial blocks on Casemiro's header and a point-blank shot from Pepe ensured the Blues head into next week's second leg against Real Madrid on level terms.

UEFA said: "So often City's saviour in this competition, Hart was largely underemployed against Real but made two key saves - the second a stunner to deny Pepe - to keep City well in the tie."

Kompany defied the doubters who felt he was taking a risk by playing after his injury woes by rising to the occasion and helping to shackle Karim Benzema. …

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