Hart rues ‘lucky’ goal

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart was frustrated by Real Madrid’s ‘lucky’ Champions League semi-final-deciding goal.

Fernando deflected past Hart from Gareth Bale to settle the tie and set-up an all-Madrid final in Milan on May 28 after Atletico Madrid edged past Bayern Munich in the other semi, a repeat of 2014 when Los Blancos won 4-1 after extra time.

“We could easily be in the final but they managed the game well. They got a very lucky goal. They've beaten us with a lucky goal,” Hart said post-match, according to the Mirror.

“They created very little over the two legs. So did we. It was a close semi-final and we've come out on the wrong side. We defended well when needed. We just didn't have that little bit more. I thought Kun [Aguero] had announced himself in the 88th minute. It was a good effort. But did we do enough to win the game? I don't know.

“I don't think they've really created much apart from a few half-chances, corners, set pieces. They've scored with a deflected cross. It's frustrating. On the other hand, we've not been knocking at the door working Keylor Navas off his feet. But that's football – you've got to take your chance.

“We've given it our all. I don't think there's any doubt of that. We'd liked to have obviously given more and nicked a goal. It was very hard when in the last 20 minutes the ball was probably in play about three minutes. It was difficult but that's a big team and that's how a big team manages a game and we fell victim to that.”

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