Fans missed Ronaldo as he sat on the bench and played on his phone during the Man City v Real Madrid goalless draw

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Cristiano Ronaldo was missing from the Real Madrid squad that faced Manchester City in the first Champions League semi-final - but City couldn't capitalise on his absence in the 0-0 draw.

The former Manchester United star missed the weekend victory over Rayo Vallecano with a thigh injury, but trained with his team-mates on the eve of the match and looked set to feature in the first leg. But he was not in the squad at the Etihad Stadium.

And as both teams played cautiously for most of the game, fans were missing a bit of attacking Ronaldo spark.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale (right) and Manchester City's Bacary Sagna battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League, Semi-Final match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester  (Peter Byrne/PA)
(Peter Byrne/PA)

Chances came for Real Madrid in the last 15 minutes with Gareth Bale finally causing problems for City and Pepe forcing a magnificent save by Joe Hart at 82 minutes.

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart (left) saves an effort on goal from from close by by Real Madrid's pepe(right) during the UEFA Champions League, Semi-Final match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester (Peter Byrne/PA)
(Peter Byrne/PA)

And Vincent Kompany was solid and influential once again.

Manchester City's Fernando (left) concedes a foul against Real Mardrid's Marcelo (centre) on the edge of the box during the UEFA Champions League, Semi-Final match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester (Peter Byrne/PA)
(Peter Byrne/PA)

It's all to play for on May 4.

As long as Ronaldo doesn't reappear...